Cooperation Kirklees

We are pleased and excited that Kirklees Council is working with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies to develop and implement a community wealth building strategy, and embracing the concept of an inclusive economy. We believe that this approach will be critically important in building a more resilient local economy across Kirklees, better able to withstand external shocks.

We're working on plans now to establish a co-operative development organisation for Kirklees (working title: "Co-operation Kirklees") that can complement and accelerate this strategy, providing a local access point for advice, information and support:

  • for people considering creating new co-operative enterprises
  • for the existing co-operatives across Kirklees, and
  • for people and organisations thinking about converting an existing organisation into a co-operative.