What we do

We have been at the heart of Wales’s vibrant social economy since 1982, bringing funders and partners together to make our communities more confident, ambitious, and more co-operative.

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The Wales Co-operative Centre is the UK’s largest co-operative development agency, providing business support for social businesses and co-operatives, including growth and new start businesses; social care co-ops, housing co-ops, and community-owned facilities.

We also work with organisations to improve the use of digital technology for health and well-being, and help communities develop businesses or projects which value people and the environment as much as profit.

Our aim is to influence, inform and respond to Welsh public policy. It is publicly supported and funded and is a leading support and training organisation for co-operatives and social enterprises in Wales.

So whether you run a social enterprise and need support, looking to start co-operative housing, considering employee ownership or anything in between, we’re here to help you.

We work across Wales to promote social, financial and digital inclusion through a range of projects:


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Find out more about our achievements and the history of the Wales Co-operative Centre

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    Our achievements

    We are proud that our achievements and workplace culture have been recognised by others.

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    Our History

    We have a long history of supporting co-operatives and social enterprises at the Wales Co-operative Centre. Here are the key events that led us to where we are...


    What is a Co-operative?

    This guide explains the basic principles of co-operative business, including its advantages, types of co-operatives and a history of co-ops in Wales.