Development and support

Co-operatives are about doing what your members want and need to do. We won’t come in and tell you what you should be doing instead. We’ll come and listen to you, help you learn and find out what you need to know to make the decisions you want about how to move your co-op forward. We’ll work with you to help you do the things that are most important to you.

We have developed a range of training useful to many types of co-ops. You can find more information on our training page.

For more information on co-op development or to discuss your needs contact

Workers’ co-ops

We work with Acorn Co-op Support, Co-op Culture and The Hive to support workers and housing co-ops to make new business plans, do market research, find out about their customers and people they work with, make financial projections, and develop their businesses.

Community-led housing

We provide in depth financial and legal expertise for Housing Co-ops and Community Land Trusts. We work with Radical Routes, Leeds Community Homes and many other community-led housing projects, providing support with legal structure, developing business plans, making projections and seeking finance.