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Amending Articles of Association for 1 Director and 1 Member

At the moment there will just be one Director who also will act as the sole member. In the future there will potentially be opportunities for other Director's and members to come on board.Should I…Continue

Started by Ariane Mercurius-Taylor on Tuesday.

Overseas Non Executive Directors and bank accounts 3 Replies

Hello! I am one of three directors of a CIC. I am the only resident director in the UK, and the other two live in Argentina. We have been trying to open a bank account but it is extremely difficult…Continue

Tags: reapppinting, Bank Account, Overseas directors

Started by Lucía Burtnik. Last reply by Mark Trotter Feb 7.

Professional Body as a CIC

Dear all, I am a director of a Professional Body for Private Tutors and we are considering converting our company limited by guarantee into a CIC. We are seeking funding so that we can expand our…Continue

Started by Ariane Mercurius-Taylor Feb 7.

What happens to company equipment if a CIC goes under? 5 Replies

Hey everyone - HNY!I have a question that sprung to mind regarding equipment and CICs?Now i think im correct in saying CIC gear is 'asset locked' but what does that mean in real world experience…Continue

Started by Alan Milner. Last reply by Alan Milner Jan 18.

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Comment by John Mulkerrin 2 hours ago

Hi Allan

They usually mean your governing documents. They will want to see your Articles of Association and your CIC36 (your original documents you sent into the CIC Regulator for approval)

Best of luck


Comment by Allan Craig Muirhead 3 hours ago
Sorry - post below refers to Heritage Lottery Fund, not the National Lottery Fund. Still appreciate any help, thanks.
Comment by Allan Craig Muirhead 3 hours ago
The Kirkby Lonsdale & Lune Valley CIC is making an application to the National Lottery Fund and is being asked about its constitution. To the best of our knowledge we have only ever filed an annual report to Companies House which sets out who we are and what we do. Is this annual report likely to be accepted by the Heritage Lottery Fund as the appropriate information? Not sure how to check back for replies to this so if anyone can help, please copy answer to myself at Thanks in advance.
Comment by HELENE RICE on Tuesday

What is the role of members of a CIC?  What is their power  & responsibilities compared to directors?  I believe new members need to be accepted by directors, but how do they apply (nothing is specified in Art. of Assos?)  I also believe that we need to keep a register of members, but do not need to publish the list at companies that correct?  We are currently 2 directors, subscribers and members.  One director is stepping down.  Does that director also ceases to be a member?  As there is only two of us Directors/members, I have declared us as PSC.  Is that correct?  If we have more than 3 other members, does our PSC status change?  Thanks for your help!

Comment by Ariane Mercurius-Taylor on February 7, 2018 at 10:30

Dear all, I am a director of a Professional Body for Private Tutors and we are considering converting our company limited by guarantee into a CIC. We are seeking funding so that we can expand our membership reach and assist with events during the year to benefit our community of Tutors which will serve to benefit the students we tutor.

1. Would the Association would qualify to become a CIC?

2. What grants or donations may be  available to the Association a. as it is currently formed and b. if it was able to register as a CIC?

3. Would CIC registration restrict the activities of the Association as a professional body?

I appreciate your feedback in advance. Ariane

Comment by Claire Hunt on July 6, 2017 at 16:38

Voting Rights of Non Executive Directors.

We would like to appoint some Non Executive Directors but we want to limit their voting rights to exclude certain things. Does anyone have examples of the sort of voting rights that you can you exclude without making their appointment meaningless, and how do you do it because the form you fill in for a non-executive director is the same a for a Director? We would for instance want to limit their ability to vote to sack us, the two founding Directors, without an extremely good reason!

Comment by Neil Blackwood on April 26, 2017 at 16:30

That is correct.

Although it may depend on the voting tights of the Chair, who may have the casting vote?

Even numbers of directors are not always a good idea!

Comment by Vicky Flood on April 24, 2017 at 23:01

Hi Sorry if im being a bit dim, but I have a question about the new Person of significant control register. 

Our CIC is limited by guarantee and therefore there are no share holders and the directors meetings are equal voting so I am unsure if all the directors (4) hold it equally and therefore wouldn't go on it because it would be 25%?

Really sorry.. cheers

Comment by Jeremy Kite on March 23, 2016 at 11:19

Hello Jackie - fire away!

Comment by Jackie Scruton on March 16, 2016 at 11:39

hello i have just become a non exec director and hope as I settle in I maybe be able to 'pick' peoples brains




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