We want to be at the forefront of the global co-operative movement, using our scale and influence to promote its principles and help other co-operatives.
supporting the co-operative movement
academies sponsored by end of 2018
Developing co-operative partnerships
We paid £2.35m to support representative and affiliated bodies of the co-operative movement.
We're supporting the development of a Wider Co-operative Movement - not just through our subscription partners and the services they provide to help grow co-operation, but by working with the Wider Co-operative Movement Organisations, such as Co-operatives UK, Co-operative Press and Co-operative College. They have a wealth of expertise, networks and resources to ensure that the services that drive UK co-operative development meet the needs of the whole sector.
In 2018, we announced plans to grow the number of schools supported by the Trust to 40 by the end of 2021, and to align the branding of the Co-op Academies Trust with our own. We continue to provide governance expertise from our business, including 50 sponsor governors.