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Group photo from CoTech's 2017 retreat
Sat, 02/12/2017

By a unanimous vote on Loomio, SolidFund members approved a grant

'Hire Ourselves ' graphic
Fri, 18/08/2017
Solidfund members have agreed funding for up to £6,600 to find the next generation of worker co-op development advisers.
Natural Food Store
Mon, 24/07/2017

Fund members voted to pledge £1,000 to a coop buyout crowdfunding by the employees of Natural Food Store in Diss, Norfolk, UK.

AltGen Stickers
Thu, 18/05/2017

In 2016, SolidFund members agreed to underwrite a programme of events to inspire and educate young people and freelancers about organising in coops.

Thu, 17/11/2016

SolidFund supported Jonas Algers to attend the 2017 Platform Cooperativism conference in New York.

Altgen profile pic
Thu, 27/10/2016

Solidfund members discussed and agreed to make a contribution of just under £6,000 to Altgen, in support of its work to develop new programmes of support and education for young people wanting to be involved in worker cooperatives.

Join hands
Fri, 29/07/2016

November will see the first of a new type of event for the co-operative movement, based on the success of Community SOUP events in the United States.

Fri, 29/07/2016

SolidFund members voted to underwrite the costs of running this year's Co-op Camp at the Green Gathering Festival.

Mon, 07/03/2016

SolidFund members discussed and voted in favour of a proposal to donate £500 to a fledgling project aimed at preserving records from the wave of British worker co-operatives and co-operative development in the 1970s-1990s.

red coop flag
Sat, 13/02/2016

SolidFund was born out of an idea we had at the first Worker Coop Weekend, in 2014. One reason for setting up the Fund was to guarantee we could hold worker coop gatherings every year. So check out Worker Coop Weekend 2016, 6-8 May. This year it's in Staffordshire.

Report cover
Sat, 13/02/2016

Co-operatives UK has just published new research on worker co-ops,  by Virginie Pérotin of Leeds University. Titled 'What do we really know about worker co-operatives?', Pérotin's paper refutes one or two widely shared assumptions. She finds that:

CICOPA Video
Wed, 27/01/2016

CICOPA, the world federation of worker coops, has released a video reflecting the inspiration and experiences of young worker and social cooperators from 9 countries. 

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