A research project exploring the potential of community shares and bonds as a way to attract extra investment. Includes case studies, factsheets and resources, news, and contacts.
Co-operative & Community Finance
Manages a range of loan funds to support organisations owned and democratically controlled by their members, who are usually either employees, customers or members of a community.
The Co-operative College
A non-traditional college dedicated to promoting co-operative values and principles within co-operatives, communities, and society; includes a profile and history, information about learning and initiatives, and contacts.
Co-operative Development Scotland
Supports the development of co-operative and employee-owned enterprises across Scotland; provides a guide to their services, resources, news and events, and contacts.
The oldest co-operative newspaper in the world covers the UK and international cooperative movement; includes features, news, and contacts.
Co-operative Personal Management Association
Works to promote and protect the interests of its member co-operative acting agencies located throughout the UK. Founded in 2002 and backed by Equity, the CPMA seeks to raise the profile of co-operative acting agencies with employers and actors and to represent the interests of co-ops with external bodies.
Provides a number of videos about the activities of the co-operative movement in the UK and internationally, and its origins.
The Cooperative: The Hive
Set up by The Cooperative as a one-stop shop for free advice, training and access to finance for new and existing cooperatives.
A membership organisation dedicated to promoting and enabling a thriving co-operative sector in the East of England.
Promotes co-operation across Greater London by bringing together people from all parts of the co-operative movement.
Co-operatives Research Unit
Open University research unit based in Milton Keynes. Provides information on consultancy services, events and current projects.
Co-operatives South West
Community Benefit Society, working to promote the common interests of co-operative and mutual organisations of all kinds in the region, as a distinct sector.
The national trade body for cooperatives; campaigns for co-operation and works to promote, develop and unite co-operative enterprises. Includes a directory of members, information about membership and benefits, and a library of resources about the cooperative movement.
Helps organisations who wish to become co-owned by their employees and/or members as a result of a business succession scenario.
The Coppice Co-op Ltd
A co-operative of coppice workers based in the North Lancashire/South Cumbrian region of Britain, working towards sustainable woodland management.
The Phone Co-op
A consumer cooperative offering phone, broadband and mobile services; includes a guide to their services and packages and contacts.
The Plunkett Foundation
Promotes and supports co-operatives and social enterprises in rural communities in the UK and internationally; includes resources, news, and information about their activities and programmes. Also provides a listing of community-owned shops.
A network of radical co-ops committed to working for positive social change. Provides a profile, details of membership and principles, services, resources, publications, and contacts.
Scottish Borders Produce Ltd
A co-operative of some 35 farmers in the Scottish Borders and adjoining counties of East Lothian and North Northumberland.
UK Society for Co-operative Studies
on-profit distributing, member-based organisation. Their charitable objects are to advance the education of the public concerning all aspects of the Co-operative movement, and Co-operative forms of structure.