On the ground
We build evidence about what works when bringing co-operative principles to life, to help each other draw on good practice and transform creative policy into practice.
Our members are turning cooperative principles into practical action locally. This section contains case studies of sector-leading co-operative working, ‘how-to’ guides, and other practical support to help turn your co-operative ideas into tangible practice.
Famed as Britain’s first co-operative council, Lambeth’s work has helped to pioneer a radical new approach to the way that public services work with communities locally [more ...]
Newcastle-under-Lyme Council has ambitious plans for the local town centre. Committed to prioritising the regeneration of the borough’s economic hub, the council was keen to find a new, sustainable, and more impactful way of improving the town centre by taking a different approach [more ...]
As fuel costs rise and family incomes fall, Oldham Council has been doing its bit to help local communities get a better deal through its Fair Energy campaign. [more ...]
Incredible Edible is a grassroots social movement that’s working with local people to grow food in public spaces [more ...]
Salford City Council has transformed health and well-being outcomes by doing something genuinely radical and wonderfully simple – putting residents at the heart of service design [more ...]
Antz Junction is a social enterprise that houses a job club with a difference. Through a network of partnerships, Antz’ trainees can try out work placements leading to a wide range of career choices. [more ...]
Telford and Wrekin Council
Launched in April 2013, the Telford Loyalty Card (TLC) is a local reward scheme with a difference [more ...]
Newcastle City Council
A community co-operative has been launched to radically improve the local environment in Wingrove – one of Newcastle’s most deprived and most culturally-diverse areas [more ...]
York City Council has been tackling their budget challenge with innovative solutions to public service delivery [more ...]