Our innovative project work has a wide 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, supporting the regeneration of co-operative roots in Rochdale.

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.


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.


Our 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 about all of these projects here.

Get in touch if you’d like to know more, or would like to partner with us. We’d love to hear from you!

Our team is:

Dr Sarah Alldred: International Programmes Manager [email protected]

Gemma Obeng: UK Programmes Manager

Dr Amanda Benson: Projects and Research Co-ordinator [email protected]