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Fancy doing a deal??


I write wearing  two hats!

I run two distinct member networks.... 1. is First Tuesday in Nottingham and First Thursday in London. These meet monthly and have a mailing list of over 1000 organisations.  

2. (my day job) is OurCamden. This is a member (CIC) organisation that seeks to reduce social isolation and loneliness (

I am looking for deals for members of both…


Added by Graham Gardiner on September 3, 2015 at 14:06 — No Comments

Employee Members Rights To Manage


Im new to this site I was wondering if anyone knows what the rights are of employee members are I cant seem to find any information anywhere


Added by Paul Cresswell on August 20, 2015 at 14:37 — 4 Comments

Funding for a CIC

Hi we are launching a CIC in Bassetlaw, North Nottinghamshire soon but are struggling to find suitable sub contractors or funders over £10k. Can anyone help or advise us? We are a community training organisation that offers training in all aspects and most known industries and whose outcoms are based on voluntary work, further learning or employment. For more info please refer to our Facebook page by typing in Lasting Differences CIC. Alternatively please email us at… Continue

Added by Lasting Differences on August 18, 2015 at 21:49 — 2 Comments

Beacon Centre, a social impact investor

In my role at Beacon Centre for the Blind I am often looking for suitable social impact investments that primarily benefit people with visual impairment, sight loss or multi-sensory disabilities.

If you are a CIC looking for investment in products or services that will make a real difference to the…


Added by Nick Comley on August 11, 2015 at 16:07 — No Comments

FREE advertising for all CICs are offering free 'Business' membership to all registered CICs.

Simply create a FREE member profile, contact the fabulous Customer Care team, give them the email address you registered with, they'll verify CIC status, and then they'll manually upgrade you. Free of charge.

Whilst registered charities have always been eligible for free advertising on,…


Added by Tina Hidderley on August 11, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Professional adviser sought, Sussex

Can anyone recommend a solicitor or accountant (near Lewes, East Sussex, for preference) well versed in Community Interest Companies and the like to guide us  as we set up a small district scheme as a CIC, please?

Added by Nick Lear on May 21, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Transferring a Charity to a CIC

Hi everyone

Very new to this.  I am looking at converting a Charity to a CIC.  Does anyone have experience of this please.

Beast Wishes

Aly Dickinson

Added by Aly Dickinson on May 14, 2015 at 13:30 — 3 Comments

Some agencies want three signatories for funding apps

Hi everyone. We do arts and media projects for social benefit and need to apply for funding in some instances. Some agencies want three signatories: we have two but don't know who we could nominate for a third. Does it need to be another director, secretary, member or a non-executive director? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

Added by Rick Goldsmith on May 13, 2015 at 15:29 — 9 Comments

The Great Social Enterprise Census Scotland 2015

Based in Scotland? Enjoying the Easter Sunshine? Registered yet as part of the great Scottish Social Enterprise Census.

We're working with the Social Enterprise Scotland, the Scottish Government and a host of other bodies to take an official count of the entire population of social enterprises in Scotland and to track changes to the sector every two years.

If you haven’t done so already, take just 15 minutes today to ensure that your organisation is registered and that…


Added by Jonathan Coburn on April 10, 2015 at 9:42 — 1 Comment

CIC paperwork

Hello All, i would appreciate your thoughts on the following question please: I was looking through the IN01-form and stuck on the question A4. For CIC is it going to be PUBLIC LIMITED BY SHARES? Thank you in advance.

Added by Zemfira Hanbury on April 10, 2015 at 0:51 — 1 Comment

Funding or Sponsor for kids Football Academy

I'm setting up a new football academy for kids age U7, U8, U9 and U10's. The academy will have massive benefits to the kids with access to quality coaching in state of the art facilities. It has a partnership with Middlesbrough FC development centres and Academy. I'm looking for a sponsor or funding to help supply kit and track suits. Any body know where this would be accessible or is anybody interested in being the sponsor please get in touch.

Added by Alun Armstrong on October 12, 2014 at 18:46 — No Comments

adding directors to a CIC

At the moment I am the sole director for both company limited by guarantee reg'd through companies house and the CIC. In order to go for funding I need to add 2 unrelated directors to the board of directors. Can someone tell me if I need to add the 2 directors to the company ltd by guarantee and the CIC or can I get away with doing something else?

I have identified 2 directors but don't know which is the safest and easiest way of moving things forward without losing control of the…


Added by Vicki Phipps on September 16, 2014 at 18:49 — 1 Comment


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Added by Valentina Moza on August 20, 2014 at 3:27 — No Comments

Insync Insurance

Hi, I'm Fallon and over the past few years, I have gained an understanding of the insurance market and have extended my knowledge to cover numerous products which are offered at Insync, such as all types of business insurance from Public Liability, Professional Indemnity, events and charities. 

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Added by Fallon Sweetman on May 27, 2014 at 12:42 — No Comments

Calm Minds Insurance CIC

If you were looking for Calm Minds Insurance CIC or had any business with them, I have just noticed that they were struck off on 9th January 2014 after the Second Notification Of Strike-off Action In the London Gazette.

Any members who may have been affected by this can get in contact with us at ;

Added by Simon Hickman (Access Insurance) on May 19, 2014 at 17:44 — No Comments


is it the case that 65 persent of profits go back into business and 35 persent into the community also who owns cic

Added by CRAIG ALLISON on March 25, 2014 at 20:40 — 1 Comment

ttc members

hi john when you say application goes through the cooperative do you mean a director has to sign it of 

Added by CRAIG ALLISON on March 25, 2014 at 20:13 — 2 Comments

three towns cooperations members

hi john a member of the three towns cooperation who runs a dance class of there own can go for funding in there own name on behave of the three towns cooperation.hope this is right. thanks craig 

Added by CRAIG ALLISON on March 21, 2014 at 16:22 — 1 Comment

Need advise on formation of CIC

Dear members,

I have come to realisation that I would like my current limited company to be transformed into CIC.

There's a lots of information on the web but I am getting very confused.

Considering my modest start up budged it is impossible to pay solicitor's fees.

However, I need to make sure I am doing the right thing.

Currently my company provide education, training and workshops regarding improving the everyday usage of English within some communities;…


Added by El Mincheva on February 27, 2014 at 14:31 — 3 Comments

Insurance help for your CIC organisation

Hi - my name is Tim Cooper. I have recently established Communities Insurance Brokers as a CIC to serve the charity, voluntary and non-profit sectors in the UK. We are a bit of a novelty as the FCA didnt know what a CIC was. My background is in commercial insurance broking but this is my first social enterprise. If you need some friendly advise on your insurances, or would like a competitive quotation we would be pleased to hear from you. on 01242 460469 Follow us on Twitter  @comminsureco…


Added by Tim Cooper on February 24, 2014 at 18:31 — 3 Comments

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