Co-operatives UK is the national membership organisation for co-operatives of all kinds. As the apex body of the UK co-operative movement it has a diverse and growing membership of over 500 co-operative and mutual enterprises in all sectors of the economy, federations (which in turn have their own membership base) that represent distinct co-operative sectors, and organisations that specialise in the start up and development of new co-operative and mutual enterprises. 1 in 5 of the UK population is a member of a co-operative.
It provides information and support on a wide variety of topics relating to the operational duties of IPSs, including those of secretaries and directors. It has a number of model rules for bodies wishing to register as IPSs, including community investment models.
Locality is the UK's leading network for community-led organisations. We believe that every community is a place of possibility. We believe that every community is a place of possibility.
We help people to set up locally owned and led organisations. We support existing organisations to work effectively through peer-to-peer exchange of knowledge and best practice on community asset ownership, collaboration, commissioning support, social enterprise, community voice and advocacy. Locality also works to influence government and others at national and local level to build support and investment for the movement. Locality, the trading name of Locality (UK), was formed in April 2011 by the merger of bassac and the Development Trusts Association, two leading networks of community owned and led organisations.