We are a small festival society, (Kilsyth International Carnival Society) founded as KICS in 2003 by three friends, that decided to incorporate as a CIC a couple of years ago primarily due to concerns about legal liability, but also to hopefully improve our governance and enable growth.
We organise a multi-cultural carnival in this former weaving and mining town of 10,000 people in the Central Belt of Scotland. It attracts around 5,000 people every year. We also run a Taiko drumming band for young people, and some workshops in carnival arts.
In 2010 we are heading into exciting new territory, backed by European funding and with significantly increased support from our local authority. Nevertheless, we raise more than 50% of our funds from trading income.
We are happy to do business with other CICS, or indeed, provide mutual support if you have compatible areas of service and development. For example we could promote your micro-brewery or food products, use your printing services, etc etc...
we can be contacted via out website, www.kic.me.uk