The Hive has four main areas of support available to new groups looking to start or register a co‑op and to existing co‑ops looking to grow.
FREE 'IS A CO‑OP RIGHT FOR YOU?' SESSIONS
FREE half-day or evening workshops taking place across the UK for groups looking to start a co‑op or anyone wanting to learn more.
ONE-TO-ONE BUSINESS SUPPORT
One-to-one support is available for co‑ops and community businesses at various stages of development, from business planning, setting up as a co‑op, growing your co‑op or converting to a co‑op.
Successful applicants will be asked to pay a fee of £100 for up to 4 days one-to-one support.
GET MATCHED WITH A PEER MENTOR
Running a co‑op can be a challenge. Even with the right group of people in place, there will always be unknown issues and challenges ahead. Don’t go it alone.
The Hive offers new co‑ops the chance to meet and learn from others – co‑ops that have had similar experiences, made mistakes and learnt a lot along the way.
Successful applicants will be asked to pay a fee of £100 for up to 4 days peer mentor support.
TRAINING FOR YOUR CO‑OP
The Hive offers essential training for co‑ops on a range of topics. View our training courses and different options for booking. The Hive also offers a limited number of fully supported places.
Training courses start from £95+VAT for members of Co‑operatives UK and £136 + VAT for non-members.
Hear from some of the groups and co‑operatives who have already received expert advice and peer mentoring through The Hive. Read our case studies…