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1 Co-operative Glasgow Richard Brown – Executive Director of Development and Regeneration Services Glasgow City Council

2 Format Co-operative Glasgow Current Activity What’s Next Questions Glasgow City Council

3 Co-operative Glasgow Framework agreed at Executive Committee on 2 nd May with four main themes: 1. Embedding Co-operative Values and co-operation at the heart of service delivery; 2. Co-production and community led commissioning – working with individuals rather than for them; 3. Community Assets – working with communities to transfer the management or control to community or third sector groups; 4.Co-operative Service Delivery – helping communities, interested parties and/or employees establish a co-operative business model. Glasgow City Council

4 Co-operative Glasgow In some ways we are already working this way and Co-operative Glasgow will identify and align the activities and promote co-operative development opportunities and growth Glasgow City Council Co-operative Values and Co- operation Co-production and community led commissioning Community AssetsCo-operative Service Delivery Community Benefits Commonwealth Employment Initiatives Credit Union Development ‘One Glasgow’Transfers of Control of Assets to the Community To be developed as part of action plan

5 Current Activity Developing Framework for Committee Approval Organising Today’s Launch event Establishing Co-operative Development Unit within DRS Communication – Connect and Glasgow Web Pages, meeting with Services and Co-op contacts etc Mapping of current co-op activity in City (around 110 existing businesses) to provide a baseline Glasgow City Council

6 What’s Next 2 year action plan will emerge from the Launch Event Conduct and/or commission research on Co-operative Council activity across the UK and the wider co-operative economy, to identify potential opportunities for Glasgow City Council; Promote the development of co-ops, mutuals and social enterprises; Provide advice and support to individuals, businesses and social enterprises on developing co-operative business models. This will include signposting to other appropriate organisations as required; Provide small grants for co-operative business start up activity or business development. Budget of £500,000 for 2013/14 and 2014/15 to be spent of Co-operative development so we are interested in your input Glasgow City Council

7 Additional Information Alan Davidson, phone Tracey Cunningham, phone Eddie Percy, phone ervices/Divisions/Economic_SocialIntiatives/Bus+and+Econ++Coop+De v+Unit.htm Glasgow City Council


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