This is a question we will seek to address at our upcoming annual conference in York on 6th and 7th June.
Community Interest Companies in action
The CICs represented here are telling their stories of the good work they do. They work in all sectors in the UK and are each very special in their own way.
Offering consumers informed choices about the kind of farms their milk comes from.
Khyal Arts unites people through its understanding of other cultures.
We are committed to championing everything young people are capable of, and giving them a voice.
Musica provides music workshops and performances in care settings, as well as music programmes for children across the South of the UK.
This is not your average bakery – We dedicate the same energy and time into teaching breadmaking as we do our bakery.
The issue of Social Isolation amongst older people is a growing problem in the UK and worldwide. We have received international recognition and acclaim for our work in reducing this problem.
The Social Enterprise Mark CIC was set up over 7 years ago and it acts as an authority for social enterprise standards.
Sarah Gill founded Gro-Organic in 2011, to support her local community in North Solihull. Her aim, to help them transform waste land into vibrant community gardens and enhance their lives.
The idea for the CIC developed when I was on maternity leave in 2014, as lots of people were still contacting me for help with social impact and moving away from being dependent on grants.