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. We deliver a range of services (both commercial and publicly funded) and undertake policy and public affairs work, all with the aim of achieving our corporate objectives.

  • We are champions for a fairer and greener society, for co-operative working and for the use of technology for social good – we’re leading the public debate, shaping policy and campaigning for positive change
  • We help to change the way the economy works, by leading the growth of co-operatives, mutuals, social enterprises and employee-owned businesses as well as by supporting small businesses in the foundational economy to thrive
  • We enable people to improve their lives and livelihoods by helping them to improve their digital confidence and to make their communities stronger
  • We are a strong and agile organisation that looks after our people, focuses on making a positive impact and ensures our values underpin everything we do

So whether you want to get support from our experts, access our online resources, or get involved in our policy work, we’d like to hear from you.

Find out more

  • Wild Elements

    How can we help you?

    Our friendly team of advisers can offer expert help and support across a wide range of areas. From starting and growing a social enterprise, service transformation, community shares,...

  • Toolkits and guides

    We have created a number of interactive toolkits to guide you through a variety of scenarios from setting up a co-operative, to running a community share offer.

  • Digital Society

    At the Wales Co-operative Centre, we implement and promote digital inclusion across Wales through a number of initiatives. Our mission is to lead Wales in the area of...