Chorlton Community Cooperative

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

The Council has announced another round of public consultation on how best to smarten up and improve Chorlton’s District Centre.

Young people in Chorlton & Northenden celebrate a Youth Investment Fund grant awarded to The Scouts.

Biffa’s Manchester Community Fund is for community projects that support the environment and reducing waste.

The call is out for an artist to bring St Werburgh Road’s tram station to life! Are you the creative that Chorlton’s been looking for?

When someone is having a heart attack, a defibrillator will often save their life. Chorlton now has several on hand, thanks years of hard work …

The Council has announced another round of public consultation on how best to smarten up and improve Chorlton’s District Centre.

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.

What's on in Chorlton

22 February 2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 […]

22 February 2024
7:30 pm

A funny and ultimately heartwarming new musical. One stormy night, a rare phenomenon occurs and for Sheelagh and Jack, the notion of 'now' disappears. Written and directed by Janine Waters, […]

£14 – £16
23 February 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

You never quite know what will be on offer at the library's Grand Days Out, the over-50s age-friendly social group.  It might be computer lessons, an author reading or a […]