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Overseas activities (healthcare in developing countries)

Good morning,

can you please let me know if a CIC could be focused in overseas healthcare projected, especially in developing countries ?

Thanks and regards,

Added by Dario Scaramuzzi on October 6, 2017 at 11:23 — No Comments

Overseas activities (healthcare in developing countries)

Good morning,

can you please let me know if a CIC could be focused in overseas healthcare projected, especially in developing countries ?

Thanks and regards,

Added by Dario Scaramuzzi on October 6, 2017 at 11:23 — No Comments

invoicing and self employed

Good morning,

My friend and I have set up Lovemindfulness cic to teach mindfulness in schools.

We have established with the local authority that we are exempt from ir35 because we are interchangeable. They are invoicing lovemindfulness for our services.

So far so good.

Now, as self employed mindfulness teachers, we invoice lovemindfulness.

We think that, because we also do work outside lovemindfulness, we are compliant with employment legislation.



Added by carolyn drake on July 27, 2017 at 10:15 — No Comments

Can I be a director and a deliverer?


I'm not sure if this question has been answered already. But I could do with a little assistance in this area. 

I'm currently setting up a CIC and would like to be a member of the board. In saying this I intend for my company to carry out some of the work when we apply for grants.  Would it be best to change my company into a CIC or create a new CIC and receive funding to enable my company to carry out work. Sorry if this sounds confusing... this is all very new to me! 

Added by Miss Cordeillia Cooper on May 2, 2017 at 22:34 — No Comments

Taking Proper Care Of Your Lawn

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Added by Clarence Wung on April 27, 2017 at 16:20 — No Comments

Dormant CIC Accounts for Companies Hose

Anyone please signpost me towards a template as I understand as a CIC I cannot use Webfiling

Added by Malcolm Smith on April 18, 2017 at 20:45 — 1 Comment


We are a CIC committed to helping unemployed Older Workers back into sustainable employment. We work within East Anglia and North London - we just need the opportunity through funding.

Added by Malcolm Smith on April 18, 2017 at 20:28 — No Comments

CIC Vs Charity Vs Other for Local Choir


I'm currently setting up a local choir for asylum seekers. The choir will work alongside an existing charity that provides asylum seekers with other services.

We will be looking to apply for grants to fund the choir. Our main cost will be to pay for the choir leader: we expect both our income and costs to be small.

We are currently researching what the best structure for an organisation of this type is: CIC Vs Charity Vs Other.

Our considerations at the moment…


Added by Jonny Crabb on December 21, 2016 at 13:40 — 5 Comments

Online sexual health CIC, SH:24 wins 2 Lovie awards

SH:24 has won 2 Lovie awards - awards celebrating the best of Europe's internet. This includes the silver award for Health and Fitness website and the People's Choice website - voted by members of the public.

We are rapidly scaling across the UK, having launched in Lambeth and Southwark in March last year, we are now available in Herefordshire, Telford & Wrekin, Essex and Shropshire. We will go live in Medway next week.

I would like to thank the CIC…


Added by Leanne Ford on September 28, 2016 at 9:05 — 2 Comments

Helping Nepal


I am in the process of establishing a Community Interest Company that will be UK based but that will operate in Nepal. The aim of the CIC is to help lift some of the world's poorest people out of poverty.

Working with local NGO's, INGO's and charities, we will provide English language courses and short term apprenticeships to young adults that are disadvantaged as a result of being:



lessabled / enabled


of an… Continue

Added by Malikai Andrew on August 9, 2016 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

Funding Available for CIC's

I have access to a pool of wealthy investors willing to make loans to CIC's provided they can get tax relief on their loans.  Any CIC's looking for in excess of £50k, for a commercial project, I would like to hear from you.

Added by David Griffiths on August 8, 2016 at 23:59 — No Comments

Comapny Accounts

Please could someone advice me on how to provide my company accounts which need to be submitted with teh company report (CIC Form 34). This willbe for the 1st year and I have never done anything like this before so do not know where to start or to include.


Samuel Mbugua


Added by SAMUEL MBUGUA on August 1, 2016 at 17:29 — 3 Comments

The TRYangle Therapeutic Centre C.I.C

About The TRYangle Therapeutic Centre C.I.C:

We are a team of Specialist Therapists who are concerned with the social improvement of people in the community who are experiencing Domestic Abuse.…


Added by Alexandra on June 20, 2016 at 14:58 — No Comments

Retirment of Directors

My company has a convoluted system of retirement (based on annual retirement by thirds) for our Directors.

I cannot see anything in model Articles or the Companies Act 2006 that says this is a duty or preference and I would like to amend our AoA accordingly. Has anyone got experience of Director retirements that might help me please?

Added by Kevin Marsh on June 17, 2016 at 10:19 — No Comments

More help and awareness needed

More help for CIC's.

1  HSBC refuse to give us a business credit card because they insist we are a not-for-profit and MUST have a constitution whereas we are a CIC limited by guarantee with Articles of Association.

2 HMRC state CIC's show profits and must pay Corporation Tax but as a CIC has a "surplus" that is ploughed back into our business not a "profit" for directors.

3 99% of grant making trusts do not recognise CIC as having "charitable" objects whereas the Nat…


Added by Geoff Holt on May 12, 2016 at 14:51 — 7 Comments


Guerilla Galleries is a social enterprise with art at its heart. It takes under-used spaces and opens them up to a view of public-engagement and community cohesion. It provides a platform for artists, art-lovers and the curious to interact with audiences old and…


Added by Anthony Andre on March 30, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Corpration Ta and CIC

I have  come across two instances when HMRC have accepted that the CIC is not trading for tax purposes. It issometimes a bit difficult to  contact with HMRC but if you are a not for profit CIC it may be worth the effort

Added by Dick Maule FCA on March 22, 2016 at 10:25 — No Comments

Can a CIC have subsidary

We are looking to register a CIC to offer sport in  the community, and have a youth football club(N/P) that would like to be with us and for our directors to manage the club, however the  club wants to retain its name is this possible I assume would be a subsidiary of our CIC.
Any views comments please

Added by Martin Beckingham on March 10, 2016 at 11:29 — 1 Comment

CIC & Asset Lock

Hi - We have been incorporated as a CIC since 2012. Recently we were asked whether we has an asset lock in place. I had assumed this was just an integral part of our governance. However I now feel we should perhaps have a specific entry in our constitution. It is actually quite a useful question at this time as we are hoping to get a new van & upgrade our IT and so forth. How have other CICs handled this issue?

Added by Pete Scott on March 8, 2016 at 18:27 — 2 Comments

Alert! Company law changes - are you ready for 6 April?

CICs are subject to the important company law changes coming soon. One of the most important (and the most difficult to deal with) is the obligation to find out 'persons with significant control' and report their details to Companies House.

From 6 April a CIC has a legal obligation to find out who its PSC are and to make a Register of PSCs.

The scope of these new rules is wide and they are very complex (the draft non-statutory guidance runs to 86 pages!).

 From 30 June…


Added by Cecile Gillard on March 7, 2016 at 15:09 — 4 Comments

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