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.
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.
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.
There is no closing date for applications. The fund will remain open for applications throughout 2016/17 subject to the availability of funding.
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.