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CIC Kickstart: Setting Up Your Community Interest Company

Setting up a CIC is pretty straightforward and is a popular option when setting up a community organisation! Find out what is means and if it’s the right structure for you.

This workshop will look give you a good introduction to CICs, including the different models and the impact this structure can have on funding and governance.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the concept of the Community Interest Company structure and its original aims.
  • Recognise the differences between CIC models – limited by shares, limited by guarantee, small membership, large membership – and what they mean for funding and governance.
  • Understand what is required for CIC registration – governing document, application, the CIC36 form, asset lock, share dividends.
  • Understand how CICs are governed, including the role of paid and unpaid directors.
  • Learn about the online application process.
  • Recognise the reporting requirements for a CIC, including accounts and community benefit statement.

This is part of our regular series of workshops that support Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations to thrive! It’s a key part of our work and our team are really passionate about learning and development.

This workshop is FREE. So are our other regular workshops, which are:

Don’t worry if this date doesn’t work for you, we’ll be running this workshop again on Wednesday 7 August online. Invite your colleagues and share with anyone who might be interested.

Suitable for: people looking to set up a CIC in Wakefield District, including VCSE colleagues considering if a CIC is a better structure for their organisation.

More Details

  • We’ll send you the link to join this workshop when you’ve registered your place. This workshop will be on Zoom.
  • We’ll send you the presentation slides and any other resources after the workshop, when you’ll have a chance to tell us how you found it.
  • If you need any support with booking, have any accessibility requirements, or would like to get in touch before the workshop, you can contact us at or 01924 367418.