Firstly, what is a Co-operative? A co-op is an organisation owned and controlled by its members. It exists for the benefit of its members, who may be customers, artists, workers, suppliers or the wider community. It’s an organisation with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners:
A co-op is owned and controlled by its members.
A co-op is democratic – this means there is a non-hierarchical structure so every member has an equal say in how it’s run and how profits are used.
It offers education and training to everyone involved, so they can develop the co-op and promote the benefits of co-operation.
A co-op supports the communities it works with.
Read our manifesto below and find out about the core values central to how we operate SaltSpace Cooperative!