Supporting co-operatives

Against the backdrop of a challenging economy, the UK co-operative sector has continued to grow. There are now almost 6,000 co-operatives nationwide involved in everything from food retail to housing, farming and education.

We believe in the principle of co-operation amongst co-operatives and will endeavour to support the sector, particularly growth in new areas such as schools, community energy, sports clubs and rural services.

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supporting enterprise

Supporting enterprise

We are committed to supporting the co-operative sector, particularly in new areas such as schools, community energy and sports clubs. To date, we have helped more than 1,000 co-operative enterprises to grow and prosper.

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Promoting co-operation

Promoting co-operation

As well as helping new and existing co-operatives to grow and prosper, we are doing more than ever to promote co-operatives.

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Community Map

Community Map

From minibuses to walking buses, thousands of schools, community groups and charities across the UK are benefiting from our work in the community. Find out how we're making a difference in your community.

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