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.
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.
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.
Surfability UK is a community interest company devoted to making surfing available to people who have additional needs due to disability, illness or injury. Their aim is to make surfing as inclusive as possible.
A CIC based in Plymouth who has been supporting the social enterprise and community sector across the UK for six years.
The Ealing Club became a community interest company in December 2011.
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea - Isak Dinesen
Our CIC is run by people who are passionate about promoting the independence of people in need and the professionals already supporting those people. We wanted to make people’s lives easier with the range of services we provide. Our team …
We’re an ethical lender that registered as a CIC in 2015. We offer a real alternative to high cost lenders and rent-to-own (RTO) stores.
I’m Gina Hopkins, Founder and CEO of the CIC set-up in 2016. I have Dystonia, a neuromuscular condition which causes constant and uncontrollable muscle spasms.
Nuts about doing business differently Liberation Foods, became a community interest company in 2007. Co-operatives of small-scale nut producers from around the developing world decided to get together to form a UK company through which to market their produce.