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Setting up a Co-op
Get Mutual, an initiative of the
Get Mutual hosts the Co-op Builder, a free, online tool to step you through creating and understanding the documents needed to form a co-operative.
From start-up planning and formation to running your co-operative, Get Mutual resources, information, case studies and links to videos and supportive organisations to help you get started on your co-operative journey.
The Farming Together Co-op Builder is for farming or primary producer co-operative in Australia. It consists of a Constitution Builder to help prepare the rules for a commercial co-operative, and a Disclosure Statement Builder, which helps users prepare the co-op equivalent of a prospectus for potential members and investors. The Co-op Builder developed was developed by BCCM for Farming Together, a federally funded, two-year pilot to enhance the expertise available to farmers wanting to establish agricultural co-operatives. There are also free learning modules for start-up co-operatives developed by the BCCM for Farming Together.
BCCM Services and Associates
Whether you are a long-standing mutual enterprise or a local community considering forming a co-operative, the BCCM can help you get appropriate advice. We assist governments, organisations and communities to set up and run effective co-operative and mutual organisations.
BCCM also works with a range of trusted industry associates who understand the co-operative and mutual model of
- Co-operative development
- Legal and governance
- Membership engagement
- Advocacy and lobbying
For more, see our Support and Advice page.