Develop your local Co-op Economy 25 FREE places at the Taster Workshop – Stir to Action

FREE places available Thursday 14 October from 11.30 am – 2 pm




We’ve partnered with Stir to Action who are running a Taster Workshop to build an understanding of how their Pipeline Development Tool can increase the effectiveness of co-operative development through diagnostic, strategic planning, partnership building, and leveraging external funding/programme activities.  The session will support councils in developing their local coop economy.  Stir’s Pipeline Development Tool featured in the Community Anchors – A Co-operative Recovery report commissioned by Preston City Council

We’ve sponsored 25 places for council members to participate.  The FREE places are available to Councillors and Officers from Full Member and Associate Member Councils and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Additional places are available at £75 pp.

The Workshop will explain the basics on:

  • Detailed analysis of local infrastructure & gaps
  • Identify existing & new ‘entry points’ into the sector
  • Strategic understanding of the full business cycle
  • Targeted investment into each stage
  • Develop readiness levels and appropriate support
  • Community in-reach opportunities through local partnerships
  • Building high volume of interest to offset low conversion rate
  • Access to external funding and programmes
  • Sensitise officers to business development opportunities & national programmes

Those already registered:

Cheshire West and Chester
Kirklees Council
Newcastle City Council 
North Hertfordshire District Council
Oxford City Council
Rochdale Council
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Salford City Council
Stevenage Borough Council
South Tyneside Council
South Ribble
South Tyneside MBC
Sunderland City Council