Fantastic news! - Horses Helping People CIC in Buckinghamshire have won through to the final round of ITV's The People's Millions, where worthy projects compete for public votes to win a cash donation of £50,000 from the National Lottery Big Lottery Fund.
Our therapeutic horsemanship centre is hoping to secure the money to fund the 'Neigh Team' project, where volunteers from the veteran and homeless communities will come to Sunrise Farm through 2014 to build a mile long sensory nature…Continue
Over the last few months I have worked with a couple of CIC's who are now either safely competing on frameworks with local councils or receiving requests for quotes linked to local public sector services.
We have been able to use three key features of legislation to best advantage:
1. Localism Act - a great tool for specifying benefit to the economy and the supplychain.
2. Public Services 2012 - this has been an excellent mechanism for preventing LA's from…Continue
Update Feb 10 2011- With the recent increase in the Social Enterprise Mark fee to £350 a year from £99, a number of members have moaned to me that we still havent made any progress on the points made in this original post.
1. What shall we do, if anything? They dont want to address our concerns and the criteria still split CICs, Co-ops and Charities..some can, some cant.
2. Is 372 members a good return for £1million of taxpayers money? Thats…Continue
Hello CIC members
You may wish to review the new map and let me know your ideas for development. http://tinyurl.com/semapblog
What about a Google Map for CICs?
As a Trustee for the Light of Hope CIC (www.lightofhope.co.uk) I would like to ask if any other CIC has been given rate relief from their local council? We have just been refused both mandatory and discretionary relief from Trafford council, and yet our premises in Hebden Bridge has always received 100% rate relief from Calderdale.
Has anyone any advice/strategies for overcoming this problem please? All help gratefully received!