I'm new to the association and am looking for advice on the relative merits of CIC for a musical group. Up till now we have been operating as a 'charitable orgisation' but we need the flexibilty of raising funds by performing for money. The company would still like to remain NPO but would like a more professional constitution.
Halfway through our first year already, where has the time gone? Just thought you might like a brief update from Not so Sunny Trevisker St Eval in Cornwall.
We opened our doors during December 2011 with pots of paint and other building materials strewn from room to room. We have tagetted the largest room for immediate community use as our previous communiuty centre had been closed on 8th December. Scouts and Guides alike rallied round and did their bit to help with the transition. …
I have just came out of education to complete a PhD. I want to use the research to assist colleagues in schools. I am particularly interested in improving effectiveness in response to low level disruptive behaviour. My research tools are geared to enhancing teacher's professional development and they represent the core of my 'original contribution to knowledge'. As I have not submitted yet is it advisable for me to protect my intellectual property and licence it to the fledgling CIC or to…Continue
We're looking for advice on completing an application to register a CIC.
Much of the work has been done but we need to talk to somebody in Hampshire
preferably near Portsmouth who can give us half a day to review what we've done
prior to submission. Offers please to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
01243 389487. We are an environmental group focused on water resources.
Added by Chris Kneale on May 9, 2012 at 11:23 — No Comments
thePeoplesPower CIC will be one of the expert panel on Guardian Voluntary live today between 1 - 3.
The topic is Community buying - but we will try and put in a plug for CICs too!
Hope you have all signed up with…Continue
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February 2012 realised a landmark opportunity for CIC's the Public Services Act 2012 recieved Royal Ascent.
This provides clear direction for Public Sector bodies on how to make a community value count in the procurement and service contract decision making processes.
Charitable Businesses have enjoyed many privileges over the years through the community benefit structure of commissioned services however this was lost under the last administration in the way they…Continue
Added by Mark Trotter on April 19, 2012 at 10:12 — No Comments
We are currently working with various CIC's in the Health and Care sectors, advising them on all matters relating to VAT. If you are an existing CIC in one of these areas or are thinking of setting up then please feel free to contact us for advice.
Looking at the work we do with our existing clients it appears that there may be many areas where VAT is not being correctly treated. This is resulting in a lack of compliance as well as a…Continue
Added by email@example.com on March 29, 2012 at 16:11 — No Comments
HI EVERYONE JUST THOUGHT I WOULD LET YOU KNOW ABOUT PALMS NORTHWEST
WE ARE A VERY YOUNG COMPANY WHO DEAL WITH YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE
OR ARE ON THE VERGE OF COMMITTING A CRIME. OUR PROGRAMMES ARE MAINLY
ON GUN KNIFE AND GANGS. OUR VOLUNTEERS HAVE ALL LIVED WITH THE TRAUMA OF LOSING A CHILD THROUGH VIOLENT CRIME I MYSELF LOST MY DAUGHTER 8 YRS AGO, WHEN SHE DIED IN A FRENZIED KNIFE ATTACK . WE DELIVER PROGRAMMES THROUGH VICTIM EMPATHY AS WE GO TO SCHOOLS, SECURE…Continue
Added by patricia brown on March 28, 2012 at 14:10 — No Comments
Financial & Social Austerity can make our road towards Service Excellence look impassable as Services strive to deliver as much as they can with reduced resources and grapple with increased Health, Wellbeing, and Social pressures - we need to make their journey easier.
Services need to be ‘Accessible’, considered ‘…Continue
Added by Steven J Burnell on March 5, 2012 at 18:42 — No Comments
Well almost. Social Enterprise Magazine reports today that there's potential for business with a social as well as financial return They don't seem to know that it already exists, which is surprising given the effort I made to describe it's impact for the SE 100 index. Here's…Continue
Added by Jeff Mowatt on January 19, 2012 at 12:12 — No Comments
I've heard that funding for CICs is more difficult to attract than for charities (registered or otherwise). At a recent funding fair two stall holders would not touch CICs. As I'm thinking of turning an unregistered charity into a CIC, this weighs against a CIC. The alternative is to register the charity with the Charity Commission and then form a CIC to help support it. Comments welcome to help with a difficult decision.
Added by John Mulkerrin on January 3, 2012 at 18:46 — No Comments
Who can you trust?
Who really cares?
What difference can one company make?
The public spending deficit continues to concern people all over the world, soveriegn debt is now being passed on to our grandchildren, therefore our generation is in need of a simple solution and CIC's can provide the cornerstone of that solution.
As more and more services are placed in the private and third sectors the public have become aware that they are putting hard earned…Continue
Interesting times eh? For me December is normally a time for hard reflection on progress made through the year and finalising targets for the next, whilst using the Christmas party season to boost my levels of cheer to compensate for the lack of sunshine. Not so this year, whilst the report on the years achievements and the plan for next years assault on the social economy is safely tucked away, the eggnog just hasn't been able to counter the chill blowing in from the wider economic crisis.…Continue
Added by John Mulkerrin on December 23, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments
Attended the Poverty Alliance/ Euro Parliament conference in Edinburgh today: "What Future For Social Europe? Beyond the European Crisis" .
Thought provoking stuff, but clearly, no easy answers. Its good to get together at times like these, we all need to help shape whatever is going to arise when the dust settles.
Added by Rob Kay on November 21, 2011 at 23:47 — No Comments
I'm Dr Gyles Morrison, Chairman and CEO of Say It Loud CIC which encourages creativity as a means to combat youth crime
Since 2009 we have worked with almost 300 children, engaging them through music, utilising the violin and the African jembe drum. We have worked with Tower Hamlets and Islington Council, the City of London Police and numerous community centres and youth clubs across London.
We are a very small organisation, and I…Continue
Added by Dr Gyles Morrison on October 18, 2011 at 15:51 — No Comments
Has anyone on here converted from a charitable company to a CIC? I know this is possible, with the consent of the Charity Commission but was wondering whether anyone had actually been through the process?
I am an ageing (82) citizen of North Somerset who, from !st October, can expect that community health services will be moved from the PCT and be provided by a CIC with the above name.
Both from the health standpoint and from a wish to see socially oriented ventures (trading or not) promoted as part of generating a collaborative society, I am lining up background from relevant sources to improve my own and local understanding. Pro tem I do not expect to be contributing,but…Continue