Chorlton Community Cooperative

Working Together for Chorlton

Welcome to Chorlton

Chorlton, in Manchester UK, is a place that’s famous for its creativity, its independent culture and its community spirit. This is where people care: there are many voluntary groups working to make Chorlton a better place.

The ethos of Chorlton Community Cooperative is simple: by working together, we get more done. Proudly independent, Chorlton Community Cooperative is run by and for its members. And membership will soon be open to all. Like all cooperatives, we hold true to the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. 

We are Chorlton people, working with Chorlton people for positive change.

Have a look at our site to see what our friends and partners are already doing. Find out about what’s on, volunteering opportunities, news and other useful information about groups and projects. And if you have a group, project, news or an event you’d like to share, contact us.

Chorlton News

Not one, but two grant fund schemes,  for community groups to encourage more people to get on their bikes! Apply now!

Good news at last from Chorlton Community Land Trust! An update from their Chair, Simon Hooton…

We’re thrilled to see the return of the Repair Cafe after three years away!

Leave the car at home and experience the magic of walking, 20-24 May 2024.

Chorlton’s much-loved library will soon close for a major refurbishment, re-opening in 2025. 

Not one, but two grant fund schemes,  for community groups to encourage more people to get on their bikes! Apply now!

We want to....

Connect the dots

  • Working cooperatively with voluntary groups, coops and individuals;
  • Bringing together friends and neighbours that care about Chorlton and want to improve it.
  • Extending an open invitation to meetings and forums to discuss local issues.

Inspire change

  • Sharing skills, ideas and opportunities.
  • Publicising and raising awareness of local activity.
  • Expressing solidarity and support for Chorlton.
  • Offering advice, training and a wealth of collective experience.
  • Delivering learning opportunities for new groups and volunteers to organise, make good decisions and get more done.

Empower people

  • Belonging to, and being run by, our members.
  • Creating a democratic space, where everyone is equal and welcome: one member, one vote.
  • Setting up an incorporated body that can raise and administer funds for community benefit.
  • Offering bank account, a source of advice and help with funding.
  • Helping to successfully deliver projects in partnership, including Get Togethers and community celebrations.
25 July 2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Benito Lounge, 595-597 Wilbraham Road
Chorlton, M21 9AJ United Kingdom

Fancy a natter? Good! We all do at the Chatty Cafe. Whether you're with a friend or on your own, come along and find someone to talk to. Why feel […]

29 July 2024
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre, Manchester Road
Chorlton, M21 9JG United Kingdom

Have you or a loved one been affected by cancer? Come and boost your immune system and uplift your spirit through the power of song and togetherness. No experience needed […]

£4 – £6
30 July 2024
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Chorlton Ees, Meet at the car park on the cobbled lane.

Weekly volunteering sessions (weather permitting, please check) to help manage our local nature reserve, Chorlton Ees and Ivy Green. The emphasis is on tasks which help preserve the biodiversity of […]