Our innovative project work has a global reach, from international co-operative development in countries such as Malawi, Sri Lanka, Zambia and Rwanda, to partnering in a range of European co-operative education programmes. We also work closer to home in the UK, with a wide range of projects spread from Fife in Scotland to Plymouth on the south coast.

At its heart, all our project work has a strong sense of social justice, reflecting the 7th Co-operative Principle: Concern for the Community.

Take a tour through our Projects pages via the links below and find out more about the work we do.

International Development

We work with individuals and communities to change lives. We provide training that enables people to overcome disadvantage and cultural barriers, to work together to build their own co-ops and transform their own lives and those of their communities. Read more about our life changing work here.

Europe

Our European projects tackle some of society's biggest challenges, including youth unemployment and the rebalancing of the economy to provide decent living and working conditions. Read more here.

UK

We have a number of different projects taking place right across the uk.

  • Our Co-operative Adventure project supports young people aged 16-24 with learning difficulties, disabilities and autism, empowering them with the skills and confidence to make a positive difference in their communities.
  • Youth Co-operative Action works with young people aged 14-19 in a whole host of different communities spread right across England. From Greater Manchester in the North to Plymouth in the South, it's focused on equipping young people with the skills and confidence to tackle the challenges that they face in their local community. 
  • Together Enterprise Scotland is focused on inspiring future entrepreneurs to set up their own co-operative businesses. Aimed at those aged 16-30, the scheme focuses on skills to enhance your CV including marketing, finance and presenting.

Our other UK projects include our national school-based programme Young Co-operatives, which focuses on promoting the benefits of co‑ops to children and young people.

We are also working to reinvigorate the co-operative movement within its birthplace of Rochdale and exploring how women can be fairly represented at all levels within co-operatives.

You can see more information on all these projects and more via the button below, whilst you also can contact our projects team directly here.

View all our UK Projects at a glance