Building better co-operative businesses

The Hive is a support programme for co-operatives delivered by Co‑operatives UK in partnership with The Co‑operative Bank.

If you are looking to set-up a co‑operative, or you're from an existing co‑operative with ambitions to grow, you could benefit from up to 12 days bespoke support, training and mentoring.

COVID-19: The Hive support programme is still open for applications for groups looking to set up a new co-op or you are an existing co-op looking for support. However, if you're a co‑op and concerned about the impact of COVID‑19 on your business, Co‑operatives UK is also collating a range of guidance at www.uk.coop/coronavirus or contact Co‑operatives UK if you have any questions.

The Hive offers expert support to start-up or existing co-operatives. Scroll down to access FREE online resources.

Pathway 1

Start‑up groups and recently incorporated co‑ops

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Pathway 2

Existing co‑ops looking to grow and develop.

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Pathway 3

Businesses looking to convert to co‑operative or community ownership.

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By... Co-operatives UK In partnership with... The co-operative bank

Apply to The Hive

If you are looking to set-up a co‑operative, or you're from an existing co‑operative with ambitions to grow, you could benefit from up to 12 days bespoke support, training and mentoring.

Apply to The Hive