Alice Hemming

Co-operative advisor

Co-operative Futures Ltd

Financial management and planning
Fundraising (grant)
Fundraising (social investment)
Business planning
Organisational development (start-up)
Organisational development (growth)
Standards (health and safety, regulation)
Human resources
Engagement and consultation, including volunteering
Governance (legal options)
Governance (set up)
Community led housing
Developing/managing assets
South East
South West
West Midlands
Alice Hemming

I have founded and worked in many place-based co-operatives and community businesses in Oxford and have firsthand experience of business and organisational development.

I have an interest and experience in community-ownership & management of land and buildings as well as community-led housing. Notable projects I’ve founded or supported include:

  • Owned By Oxford - secured £170K of funding and built a consortium of city-wide partners and Oxford City Council for a community-wealth building programme.
  • Makespace Oxford - a social enterprise bringing empty properties into meanwhile community use
  • The Children’s Allotment – a childcare co-operative using disused allotment land through community asset transfer

My strengths lie in: supporting and mentoring new start-ups; legal & organisational structures; co-operative governance; community engagement & facilitation; organisational & systems development; strategic and business planning and fundraising & bid writing.

I’ve completed the Co-op Culture Barefoot Co-operative Development Practitioner Training.