For economic and social change

We believe our economy and society should work differently, putting people and planet first. Formerly known as the Wales Co-operative Centre, Cwmpas is a development agency working for positive change.


  • Building a more equal society

    We are working to increase the proportion of the economy made up by social enterprises, co-operatives and employee-owned businesses
  • Creating a fairer, greener economy

    We are working in co-operation with people and organisations to take action for social good

The Social Business Wales Awards are back!

This October will see the return of the Social Business Wales Awards as a live, in-person event at the brand-new Swansea Arena. Deadline for applications is 1st July!

Latest updates Latest updates

Join us at the UnFound live pitch event

Join us on 21st July to show your support for the next generation of UK platform co‑ops!  We’re poised and ready for action for the ‘grand finale’ of the UnFound Accelerator, where we will be pitching for a £10,000 prize fund. The panel includes: Rose Marley, CEO, Co-operatives UK Catherine Douglas, Managing Director, SME, The Co-operative...
Read More

Crystalisr joins UnFound Accelerator

One of six startup platform cooperatives selected to join accelerator from Co‑operatives UK As part of our ongoing development of the Crystalisr platform, we were delighted to have been selected as one of six startups to join the UnFound Accelerator. Led by industry experts, the Accelerator gives new and growing platform cooperatives the opportunity to...
Read More

COVID-19 and Working From Home

Introduction COVID-19 has induced a radical shift in working practices.  As offices around the country have closed, millions of workers in the UK have had to very quickly adapt to working from home.  This change has been hard for many, but it has shown that a new relationship to the office and work is possible. ...
Read More

Become a member

Cwmpas is a co-operative. By becoming a member, you can show your commitment to co-operation and help drive forward the social business sector in Wales.


Get fit to supply & win more business with this supply chain management training

Want to be kept informed?

Add your email address below to receive updates