Together our members share expertise, knowledge, experience on cooperative, democratic and community based solutions in a broad range of areas from worker and consumer cooperatives, social care and mental health, arts and culture, housing, ecology and climate adaptation, facilitation and community resilience. This public directory profiles a few of our 40 members, and we will update it over the coming months.
I am a founding member of the Belfast Cleaning Society, Northern Ireland’s first cross-community worker-owned cooperative and winner of the inaugural Living Wage Award, I lead Trademark’s co-operative economic development programme.
Architect, Artist, Farmer, Grandmother. Chair of 'Ranelagh Arts' Ltd, a Community Charity supporting Arts and Culture in Dublin 6. Part-time organic farmer of native cattle in Tipperary. Working with the 'Irish Biochar Co-operative' to promote biochar as mechanism to reduce GHGs, increase biodiversity and rural incomes.
I'm a new-comer to the Cooperative space having cut my teeth with the foundation of OFN Ireland since mid 2020. I'm convinced by the potential of Coops to help empower communities in the response to the challenges presented by the Climate breakdown.
I am a community catalyst and facilitator at Cultivate, the Sustainable Ireland Cooperative and the coordinator to the Open Food Hub at Cloughjordan Community Farm, a community-led social enterprise based in the WeCreate enterprise centre in Cloughjordan Ecovillage.
Tiziana O’Hara has been living in Northern Ireland for the past 20 years and most of her working life has been spent in the local community, voluntary and social economy sector. Tiziana is one of the founder members of Co-operative Alternatives and has a passion for member-led organisations embracing the principles of co-operation and the values of fairness, equality and solidarity.