Anyone can start a Cooperation Town food co-op on their street, block or estate!

You don’t have to be an experienced community organiser or particularly business-minded to start a co-op.
A lot of us already organise in our communities, without thinking of what we do as ‘organising’ – we help at the local school, share childcare with our neighbours or we are part of a trade union or a tenants association.
We all have valuable skills and experiences, which we are happy to share with people around us.

We know that starting a new project from scratch can seem daunting, so we created the Cooperation Town Starter Pack to make the process as easy and accessible as possible.

Click the link below to download the Starter Pack.
Take a look at our resources page for additional templates, tips and advice for organising your co-op.

This pack shows the different stages of establishing a co-op, explains the various sources of food and how to get them and offers ideas for how to organise meetings, find new members and manage the group’s finances.
It also has a troubleshooting section and resources that any new co-op can use and adapt.

Read the pack online, download it here or contact us to request a printed copy.