Join us for this free online webinar which introduces the opportunities a co-operative business model offers community groups and businesses.
The webinar will help groups already looking to start a business or organisation determine whether the co-operative option is right for them.
What will the webinar cover?
- The wide range of different types of co-operative and the sectors they operate in
- The advantages and distinctive features of the co-operative model
- The factors that determine the most appropriate co-operative model for a given enterprise
- The support available to co-operative start-ups
After viewing the webinar you are invited to join a live Q&A, delivered by Petra Morris, Co-operative Development Manager at Co‑operatives UK.
Through our national funded programmes including the Hive business support programme, we have supported hundreds of community enterprises and co-operatives.
The webinar is delivered by Co-operatives UK in partnership with the £1.85 million Community Business Bright Ideas Fund. The two-year Bright Ideas programme is jointly funded by Power to Change and the Department for Communities and Local Government and has to date supported 70 community groups. The Bright Ideas Fund final round, which opened on 1 November 2017 and closes 1 December 2017, is looking to support 10 to 15 groups with up to 15 days of tailored support and grants of up to £15,000 to develop their budding community business ideas.