Growing your co-operative

As a co-operative develops and grows, so must the way it is run and governed. This section takes you through a number of areas to help you grow and develop your co-operatively run business or organisation.

Growing or strengthening your co-operative can mean any number of things: changing or improving your governance practices, increasing your membership base, launching new products or activities.

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 or contact Co‑operatives UK if you have any questions.