We are committed to becoming a Co-operative Council which involves devolving power to our residents. Co-operatives operate like any other business but often have a strong and clear social ethos which directly benefits their members and the wider local community.
Glasgow City Council is working with Glasgow Social Enterprise Network to develop a long-term and ambitious Social Enterprise Strategy for the City. Please take this opportunity to share your vision, ideas and priorities.
We provide advice and support to individuals, businesses and social enterprises on developing co-operative business models. Business Development grants are available through the CDU to encourage the creation of new co-operatives and grow existing co-operatives.
Please note that Funds are now closed for Financial Year 2016-2017. Funds for Financial Year 2017-2018 will be available in due course.
You can apply for the Co-operative Glasgow Business Development Fund via the following application, please read the supporting documents under related documents before making and a submitting your application form.
Glasgow City Council
Development and Regeneration Services
Co-operative Development Unit
231 George Street
Glasgow G1 1RX
Read the 2014 research commissioned by Glasgow City Council on the Co-operative Sector in Glasgow.