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North Somerset Community Partnership

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…


Added by Norman E Bruckland on September 6, 2011 at 18:47 — 1 Comment

Which funders for school-based counselling?



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…


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 busin…

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 


Death in Social Enterprise


Added by Jeff Mowatt on August 19, 2011 at 17:52 — No Comments

Grants and Corporation Tax

Hi There


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.


Many thanks

Added by Kaeren Mellin on July 25, 2011 at 12:15 — 1 Comment

CIC Association CIC response to Cabinet Office Consultation Supporting a Stronger Civil Society Nov 2010


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…


Added by John Mulkerrin on July 23, 2011 at 14:43 — No Comments

Guest Blog - The ClearlySo Social Business Conference 2011

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…


Added by John Mulkerrin on July 1, 2011 at 15:25 — No Comments

New National Social Enterprise Directory – Pre launch offer for CIC’s

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 –– has been developed by in response to a clearly identified need - enabling social…


Added by Melanie Mills on June 2, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments


Hi there,

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 Anthony Eldridge Rogers on April 23, 2011 at 10:45 — 2 Comments

London Venue - Well-being day.

I am looking for a space to deliver a well-being day for 15/20 Head Teachers in London on the 11th October 2011. As we will be doing relaxation techniques it would need to be quiet. Anyone know of a suitable venue? Many thanks - Jonathan.

Added by Jonathan Lloyd on April 7, 2011 at 14:20 — No Comments

Have your say - The Regulator's technical panel meeting Friday 25th March 2011

Hi Everyone

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


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.







Added by John Mulkerrin on March 18, 2011 at 17:09 — 4 Comments

Inside Out Art Projects CIC

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


It's great to have somewhere to touch…


Added by Diana Baur on March 11, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

UK Directory of Social Enterprise Networks

The directory can be viewed online here

Added by Bob Northey on March 3, 2011 at 12:51 — No Comments

The 2011 CIC Annual Questionnaire

Here's the link:

Its vital we build a robust and detailed picture of CICs up and down the country, the great work we do and the challenges we face.
We've already had a great response and some interesting information is emerging, help us build the picture and add your voice to the growing CIC…

Added by John Mulkerrin on March 1, 2011 at 19:55 — 3 Comments

UK Directory of Social Enterprise Networks is now available online

Social Traders CIC has today launched the first UK Directory of Social Enterprise Networks - hopefully a useful resource for CIC Association members


News Item here:



Added by Bob Northey on March 1, 2011 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

CIC Insurance

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,…


Added by Jonathan Lloyd on February 22, 2011 at 15:24 — No Comments

EFT for Recovery


See my EFT for Recovery blogpost here



Added by Stacey Smith on February 21, 2011 at 19:38 — No Comments

social enterprises coming out of the public sector...

provocative research finds that public sector workers setting up social enterprises to externalise services face more signficant problems than anticipated

Added by Adrian Ashton on February 16, 2011 at 18:07 — No Comments

5 Years of CIC - A Surmise

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.




Good afternoon everyone, welcome to the graveyeard session! Its…


Added by John Mulkerrin on February 16, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

model articles

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!




john whelan

Added by John Whelan on February 16, 2011 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Big Society

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…


Added by Irene Yvonne Lindsay on February 15, 2011 at 11:32 — No Comments

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