Co‑operatives UK is the voice for the UK’s thousands of independent co‑ops.
As the voice of the UK’s co-operative movement, we empower and support co-operative enterprise with specialised knowledge and expertise, to grow the co-operative economy and create a fairer society.
Co-operatives UK is a network of thousands of co-operatives. We are owned and controlled by our members, who are member-owned organisations.
By promoting shared wealth through member ownership, we are committed to enable anyone in the UK to form, or join, thriving and sustainable co-ops.
Our vision is to build a better world through co-operation.
Our mission is to empower and grow the UK’s co-operative economy by being the voice of co-operation and member ownership.
How do we do this?
We promote co-ops by lobbying policy makers and raising awareness of co-ops to the public through our campaigning activities.
We develop co-ops by providing specialist advice to co-operative businesses, and securing funding to support the sector to grow and thrive.
We unite co-ops by organising national events, local workshops and networking sessions so co-ops can connect, learn and do business together.
About Cooperatives and .coop
The global Cooperative community has more than 1 billion members, representing 12% of the world’s employed population. All Cooperatives verify their identity when selecting a .coop web address. Your unique business identity is recognized online with a .coop domain name – your digital brand – a brand known for its economic advantages to its community, consumers, and members.
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