The ethics of companies has become an increasingly important criteria for consumers to choose to do business with them. In the banking industry, many people are abandoning their old banks and moving money to ethical banks. Consumers have discovered that… Read More ›
What are the advantages of setting up a community interest company?
Setting up a Community Interest Company (CIC) has many advantages over either being a normal corporation or setting up a charity. A CIC is a hybrid between companies and charities in that it’s a company with a social mission, but… Read More ›
Application to Form a Community Interest Company. What is CIC36 form?
What is CIC36 form? It’s a necessity for any social enterprise that wants to structure itself as a community interest company. All CICs need to fill out the CIC36 form and submit it to the Regulator of Community Interest Companies…. Read More ›
Why Form a CIC Company? – The Community Interest Test
The amount of people a social enterprise can reach is greatly affected by the type of organisation they choose. Their options come down to forming a registered charity or CIC company. Depending on the type of impact you want to… Read More ›
November Roundup of the Latest CIC Grant Funding Advice
It’s that time again! We’re nearing the end of the year but there are still two months left in 2021. Community Interest Companies still have a lot of opportunities to impact their local community. Organisations are still providing funding as long… Read More ›
What Is a Community Interest Company?
Are you looking to make an impact in your local community? If you are, we want to take a second to thank you. Helping to improve the community you live in, and make the world a better place than you… Read More ›
A Complete Guide to the Community Interest Dividend Cap
Should you use the CIC dividend cap? It’s a question a lot of directors and board members of CIC organisations have to ask themselves. The community interest dividend cap is there to help CICs remain community activist organisations. The primary goal… Read More ›
January Roundup of the Latest Grant Funding Advice
Grant funding is quite possibly the most integral piece of community interest and nonprofit work. The spirit of connection stems from lending a hand to those that really need it. And this practice works best when we are vulnerable to… Read More ›
How to Donate to Your Local Food Bank
With the prevalence of the pandemic, food insecurity is on the rise. According to the ENUF, 10 percent of households were food insecure in 2016. This number is only expected to grow. You can make a tangible impact on the quality of… Read More ›
Filing CIC Accounts: Guidelines for Community Interest Companies Accounts
Filing an annual report means facing a dedicated deadline that many struggle to plan for. Between wrestling with the details of what needs to be filed when the filing needs to be complete, and how much time the report compilation… Read More ›