Can Coops keep the lights on? 10 November 2021


Do you want to do something about climate change?

Are you concerned about rising fuel prices affecting households and businesses?

At this free event we will look at what climate change means for us all, and how cooperative models offer solutions.  BOOK NOW at the bottom of this page.

Speakers include:

– Nadia Smith (South East London Community Energy) 

– Mike Pickering (Midcounties Cooperative)

– Laurie Duncan (Community Energy Birmingham).

You will be sent the event link when you have booked.

This event coincides with COP26 – a large international conference on climate change being held in Glasgow in early November.  COP stands for Conference of the Parties.  It’s the 26th time they have met.  

Essential Finance Training for Coops 14 and 21 October 2021

 Particularly suitable for smaller coops.

Do all of the members of your coop understand its financial performance?  Do you understand your coop’s financial health?  Are you baffled by balance sheets?  Addled by accruals?  If you have answered no to any of these questions, then this training is for you.  

On this training you will learn:

– Financial terms and concepts

– Financial controls

– Understanding financial reports

– Business planning and risk analysis

– Legal requirements of financial management

– Demystifying financial jargon

– Detecting warning signs.  

The training will be delivered by Chris Funnell of the Cooperative Assistance Network, for the West Midlands Cooperatives Member Education Group.  

The training is for any cooperative member, not just treasurers.

There will be two sessions, both held online.  You need to attend both.  The dates are: 14th October and 21st October 2021.

When you buy a ticket, you are committing to attending both sessions.  There is a small charge of £5.  BOOKING BELOW.

Sponsored by Cooperative Futures.

Robert Owen Museum – study visit to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Robert Owen’s birth

This has been postponed and will be rearranged in 2022.






The West Midlands Cooperatives Member Education Group (WMCMEG) was established in 2003 to organise and promote an annual programme of cooperative education for members of coops in the West Midlands.  Current and forthcoming events are shown below.  If you are interested in the work of WMCMEG please  contact us .