Setting Up as a CIC

Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:00
Free - to support VCSE sector during COVID-19 (Course is usually Full Member: £55, Associate Member: £77, Non Member: £94)
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Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise.

This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

What will you learn?

  • When a CIC is the best choice for your social enterprise.
  • How to choose the right CIC structure for you.
  • How to register as a CIC. 
  • The roles and responsibilities of the Board and Directors. 

Who is the course for?

Anyone considering a CIC model for their social enterprise, or for an existing business or charity that wants to convert to a CIC.

What else do you need to know?

To take part you will need a laptop with a camera, microphone, and Wi-Fi. You will not require any additional software. You will be emailed an invitation with a link to join the online training prior to the course.

This course is now free of charge as Voscur are currently offering free courses to support the VCSE sector during this challenging time. 

Voscur has had to cancel face to face training events due to the ongoing public health situation with coronavirus (or COVID-19). This decision was taken in line with local and national health advice, and to safeguard the health of our attendees and staff. We are aware that many VCSE organisations in the city are focusing their efforts on providing and changing their services to respond to communities. For more information about coronavirus, see

Level: Basic

Voscur theme: Leading your organisation

This course is currently free – However, if you book a course and then cannot make the training, please do let us know by 3pm the day before the course, as someone else can then benefit from taking part – our courses often have large waiting lists at present. Voscur reserves the right to charge an admin fee for anyone who does not attend the course and has not informed us.


How to book: 

Click here to book your place. 


Contact name: 
Rosa Watkin
0117 909 9949