Avon CDA supporting co-operative enterprise

CDA supports new and existing co-operatives and community benefit societies to start, to grow and to thrive in the local economy

"I see co-operatives as an essential innovation on the way to a good society"


CDA advice and training

A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically controlled enterprise.

Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. Co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.

Specialist Support on co-operative and community benefit society models is available at an hourly or daily rate for:

Co-op governance training days for members and directors (new and old) is available at £600 per day for up to 12 participants