I am currently converting my school-based counselling and training company (in Cornwall) into a Social Enterprise but unsure where to look for funding/grants. I’d greatly appreciate hearing from other people’s knowledge and experience
Background: More children, teenagers and staff need counselling support than ever before and my view is that the way forward is to root counselling support in schools for easy access and effective systemic work. However, schools just…Continue
Added by Lisa Nel on August 30, 2011 at 11:06 — No Comments
A tribute to colleague and P-CED founder Terry Hallman who passed away yesterday while working overseas in service of humanity.
Terry came to the UK in 2004 where he was to introduce the social business model that supported this work
Added by Jeff Mowatt on August 19, 2011 at 17:52 — No Comments
I have a question for finance professionals working with CIC's.
If a CIC has grant income and trading income do you split it in their annual accounts and only calculate Corporation tax on the trading income. I asked this question of a tax inspector and the reply seemed to be yes but would like re-assurance from those working in the field.
A couple of members have asked about this, thought it was easier to put online if anyone wants to comment, we're pleased suggestion 1 is in the mix. (amazing to see the growth in CICs in such a short time!)
Question 10: Do you have…Continue
Added by John Mulkerrin on July 23, 2011 at 14:43 — No Comments
The social business and enterprise arena is often described as the fastest growing sector of the economy. It’s a nice thought if true, but just how big is it? According to government figures there are around 62,000 companies which could be described as social businesses or social enterprises in the UK. This is the figure that’s been routinely quoted for around two years. It is an impressive enough figure in…Continue
Added by John Mulkerrin on July 1, 2011 at 15:25 — No Comments
A ground-breaking national directory for social enterprises will launch this month, with the aim of making it easier than ever to trade with businesses that exist to make a difference to communities and the environment. To mark its launch, we are pleased to announce a special pre-launch offer – a free 12 month listing for every CIC.
The new website – www.buySe.co.uk– has been developed by in response to a clearly identified need - enabling social…Continue
Added by Melanie Mills on June 2, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments
I already have a CIC I started through a company formation agant.
I want to set up a new one and would like to find a cheaper way to do it.
Does anyone here know if I can do it myself or have you done it yourself?
Or indeed the cheapest option available.
Added by Jonathan Lloyd on April 7, 2011 at 14:20 — No Comments
As a CIC that provides accreditation services to other community and voluntary groups (including other CICs), I must say that we feel quite strongly about this.
When working for ILCM we spent a lot of time and money achieving ISO 9001:2008 for them - multiple kite marks would not have been entertained unless they could have demonstrably added value (we looked at the SE Mark but couldn't make a cost-benefit case for it at that time).
We developed the ILCM Capability Mark…
Added by Andrew Climo on April 6, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments
I'll be attending The Regulators technical panel on the 25th March, please add any comments on the agenda below or email me direct at email@example.com
We will be asking the Regulator to consider allowing the dividend cap to be set against the transaction price of the CIC share if it gets sold to a second party.
We set up our company last February. We represent a collective of about 60 artists in the Shropshire Borderlands area. We enable artists and student artists to meet together in our Studio base in Oswestry, plan shows, network with other artists, gallery owners, educational establishments and curate exhibitions.
For more about us go to our website http://www.insideoutart.co.uk/
It's great to have somewhere to touch…Continue
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Social Traders CIC has today launched the first UK Directory of Social Enterprise Networks - hopefully a useful resource for CIC Association members
Following a meeting with John Mulkerrin last week, I thought I would blog my thoughts around the meeting and what I can offer my fellow CIC members.
We set up in December as a new venture and a CIC. Becoming a CIC was an obvious way of setting out our values and ethical stance. We have been working with a number of insurers to offer a scheme for CICs. I am pleased to announce that we have a facility with one of the world's largest insurers offering Liability Insurance,…Continue
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JMulkerrin at the CIC Forum July 2010 and powerpoint
2500 words and a powerpoint for the more enthusiastic, its as rounded a discussion as ive managed to date and a good read if you want to get a grasp of some of the background thinking.
Added by John Mulkerrin on February 16, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments
Just looking at model arts for ltd by guarantee / large membership and rule 52 is 'exclusion of model articles' and states 'the relevant model articles for a co ltd by guarantee are hereby expressly excluded'.
Can anybody explain what this means - makes me confused!
Why do the commentors asume that making profit is bad? CIC's are profit making enterprises, as they should be, otherwise they would not be in business.
The ones that are set up to suck up funding are the ones which have been formed from previous public services as a way of continuing to pay staff out of the charitable purse. Which should never have been allowed but appathy is the greatest scourge of the world today and these things will continue to happen until the appathy ends and…Continue
Added by Irene Yvonne Lindsay on February 15, 2011 at 11:32 — No Comments