Rochdale is the birthplace of co-operation, and has a spirit like no other, but Rochdale is struggling - topping the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's 2016 Index and identified as the most disadvantaged town in the UK. We want to work with the people of Rochdale to initiate a re-birth of the co-operative movement across the community.

Through a series of heritage, arts and enterprise related activities we will develop co‑operative capacity in Rochdale.

This includes a new “Together Enterprise” programme helping the town’s most disadvantaged young people form co‑operatives. We will also be working in partnership with Rochdale Council and the Workers’ Educational Association to develop a co-operative manifesto and inspire social change.