Membership of the CCH is your statement of solidarity. It brings your organisation into the co-operative movement, and provides you with a direct channel through which you can help to shape the future of co-operative and tenant controlled housing in the UK.
CCH works closely with and, are members of Co-operatives UK - the central hub organisation that brings together the UK's mainstream co-operative movement. The co-operative movement is a diverse and growing part of the UK economy, with over 4,300 co-operatives ranging from credit unions, farmer-owned co-operatives, worker-owned co-operatives, community-owned co-operatives, and the Co-operative high street stores.
By becoming a member of the CCH, members can become affiliate members of Co-operatives UK and be part of the UK co-operative movement.
CCH membership is open to:
- housing co-operatives.
- any tenant/resident controlled housing organisation.
- and others, including co-operative housing support organisations and federations of housing co-operatives.
- please contact us to discuss your eligibility if you are not a housing or tenant controlled co-operative.
Services - Reasons to Join the CCH
CCH Newsletter: All CCH members receive regular CCH newsletters, keeping you up to date with developments in our sector.
CCH Annual Conference: CCH member organisations can take advantage of reduced fees for our annual conference, one of the only conferences run for and by tenants, and always a positive and inspirational networking opportunity.
CCH Knowledgebase: Wherever possible, we provide assistance to member organisations on a range of queries and issues, either providing advice directly, or signposting members to where they can resolve problems. On some occasions, the CCH can directly provide support to our members to run your businesses, tackle governance, management and regulatory problems.
Legal Advice: Many housing co-operatives are Industrial and Provident Societies with model housing co-operative rules. We know that this is a specialist field. Through taking out joint membership, we can offer members access to the legal expertise of Co-operatives UK, who have the most up to date knowledge of co-operative structures, governance and legislation.
Free Banking with the Co-operative Bank. Also available through joint membership, the unique Co-operatives Directplus account not only provides true free banking, but the Bank also contributes to a special fund to help new co-operatives. (see this factsheet (PDF) for more information)
Telecoms with The Phone Co-op: Get your telecoms services from the Phone Co-op - a member-owned co-operative - and help the CCH raise valuable income through its affinity scheme.
Events: Discounted fees for conferences and events organised by the CCH, Co-operativesUK and others.
Ethical office products through greenyouroffice.co.uk: 3% discount on all eco-friendly and ethical goods and services (available through joint membership).
Membership Application Form
(Word document, 108 Kb.)
Share your ideas
We want to meet the needs of our members and are always looking at ways to add new services and improve existing ones that are of value, so this list will change and grow over time.
We also welcome your ideas and opinions on what services we should be providing. Get in touch to share your ideas with us.