Community interest company

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A community interest company (CIC) is a type of company introduced by the United Kingdom government in 2005 under the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004, designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good.wikipedia
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Social enterprise

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A community interest company (CIC) is a type of company introduced by the United Kingdom government in 2005 under the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004, designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good.
Social enterprises can be structured as a for-profit or non-profit, and may take the form (depending on in which country the entity exists and the legal forms available) of a co-operative, mutual organization, a disregarded entity, a social business, a benefit corporation, a community interest company, a company limited by guarantee or a charity organization.

Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004

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A community interest company (CIC) is a type of company introduced by the United Kingdom government in 2005 under the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004, designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good.
This Part relates to community interest companies.

Industrial and provident society

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A CIC cannot be a charity, an IPS or an unincorporated organisation.
*Community interest company

Companies House

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If satisfied, the regulator advises the registrar in Companies House who, provided that all the documents are in order, will issue a certificate of incorporation as a CIC.

Nonprofit organization

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In the UK a nonprofit organization may take the form of an unincorporated association, a charitable trust, a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), a company limited by guarantee (which may or may not be charitable), a charter organization (which may or may not be charitable), a charitable company, a community interest company (CIC) (which may or may not be charitable), a community benefit society (which may or may not be charitable), or a cooperative society (which may or may not be charitable).

United Kingdom

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A community interest company (CIC) is a type of company introduced by the United Kingdom government in 2005 under the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004, designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good.

Shareholder

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A community interest company is a business with primary social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners.

Mutual organization

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They include social and community enterprises, social firms, mutual organisations such as co-operatives, and large-scale organisations operating locally, regionally, nationally or internationally.

Cooperative

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They include social and community enterprises, social firms, mutual organisations such as co-operatives, and large-scale organisations operating locally, regionally, nationally or internationally.

Limited company

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CICs must be limited companies of one form or another.

Limited liability

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Limited liability companies that do not have charitable status find it difficult to ensure that their assets are dedicated to public benefit.

Company

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A community interest company (CIC) is a type of company introduced by the United Kingdom government in 2005 under the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004, designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good. Limited liability companies that do not have charitable status find it difficult to ensure that their assets are dedicated to public benefit.

Charity Commission for England and Wales

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A charity can convert to a CIC with the consent of the Charity Commission.

Health Data Insight

Health Data Insight (HDI) CiC is a social enterprise (community interest company), that researches and data mines NHS England figures to find population health and epidemiological or demographic insights for effective NHS treatments by public health informatics, headquartered in the east of Cambridge.

Brighton Pride

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Brighton and Hove Pride is an annual event held in the city of Brighton and Hove, England, organised by Brighton Pride, a community interest company (CIC) who promote equality and diversity, and advance education to eliminate discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) community.

Eastbourne Borough F.C.

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The club is an FA Chartered Standard Community club affiliated to the Sussex County Football Association and is a registered Community Interest Company.

Social Enterprise UK

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Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) (previously The Social Enterprise Coalition) is a community interest company founded in April 2002 in the United Kingdom.

Walsall Silver Thread Tapestries

Silver Thread Tapestries
Work was carried out under the auspices of Creative Factory, a community interest company.

Civic Trust Awards

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Civic Trust Awards is a Community Interest Company founded in June 2009 following the closure of the Civic Trust charity earlier that year.

Fair for You

It is a Community Interest Company set up to provide finance to families who do not have access to mainstream credit, so that they can purchase goods for their home directly from the manufacturers.