The ‘kitchen kit redistribution day’ took place in Hulme on Saturday
Co-ops and climate justice: Preview of October’s Ways Forward 2022
More than 150 co-operators are due to gather in Manchester to discuss community-led responses to the global heating crisis
Local social enterprise Cracking Good Food shares low-fuel cooking guide
Cracking Good Food’s guide contains budget recipes, meal plans and shopping lists to help people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.
Manchester says: Enough is Enough
Enough Is Enough campaign launches in Manchester with thousands joining together to hear rousing speeches from union leaders, MPs and community groups.
National Youth Summit offers co-operative solutions to the next generation
A National Youth Summit has been called by Co-operatives UK offering young people the chance to explore radical solutions to the big topics of the day – from job security and mental health, to climate action and ethical working.
Embrace change at a pop-up clothes swap in Greater Manchester
Want to change up your style in an eco-conscious, budget-friendly way? Dress to address change at one of Greater Manchester’s pop-up swap shops.
Mutual aid groups have been a lifeline to many – should they continue post-pandemic?
The pandemic lockdown saw communities banding together to provide support for the vulnerable, filling the gaps to support left by a slow to act state. Mutual aiders describe the challenges they face providing help during the Covid-19 crisis.
Beyond charity: Greater Manchester’s mutual aid response to coronavirus
Like Toto in the Wizard of OZ, the coronavirus crisis has pulled back the curtain to reveal the inner workings of our society. The precarity of the vulnerable and how many of us are much closer to that vulnerability than we realised. The new light has revealed who’s work is truly essential and how deeply […]
Mayor Andy Burnham announces plans to make Greater Manchester a ‘Co-operative Zone’
Making progress on his previous promise to make Greater Manchester “the most co-operative region in the UK” Andy Burnham releases the report to turn that plan into a reality. Mayor Andy Burnham announced plans to turn Greater Manchester (GM) into a designated ‘Co-operative Zone’, with dedicated resources to offer business advice and support for new […]
Manchester’s media co-operative takes wing: we need your help to make it soar
The Meteor media co-operative was launched on Thursday 4 July, a date we have adopted as Manchester’s media Independence Day. Manchester’s citizens and community organisations gathered at the Methodist Central Hall for an evening of performance, celebration and active discussion on the current state of our local media and how together, through a co-operative model of […]