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?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 -
12:30 to 14:00
Gaming fundraiser for charity
11 September, 2019

 

Voscur members have had a busy summer campaigning and collaborating, and autumn looks just as exciting.

This drop-in session is a chance to see the plans for the new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus from the University of Bristol. The campus will be open to everyone and will help develop a new and inclusive district for Bristol: Temple Quarter, based to the east of Temple Meads. 

Come to explore the plans and share your views. If you cannot attend the event, please see the Voscur calendar for details of other drop-in sessions at the Engine Shed and Barton Hill Settlement.

Date/Time: 
Saturday, 21 September, 2019 -
12:00 to 14:00

This drop-in session is a chance to see the plans for the new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus from the University of Bristol. The campus will be open to everyone and will help develop a new and inclusive district for Bristol: Temple Quarter, based to the east of Temple Meads. 

Come to explore the plans and share your views. If you cannot attend the event, please see the Voscur calendar for details of other drop-in sessions at the Engine Shed and Windmill Hill City Farm.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 12 September, 2019 -
17:00 to 19:00

This drop-in session is a chance to see the plans for the new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus from the University of Bristol. The campus will be open to everyone and will help develop a new and inclusive district for Bristol: Temple Quarter, based to the east of Temple Meads. 

Come to explore the plans and share your views. If you cannot attend the event, please see the Voscur calendar for details of other drop-in sessions at Barton Hill Settlement and Windmill Hill City Farm.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 11 September, 2019 -
18:00 to 19:30

This public meeting is a chance to see the plans for the new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus from the University of Bristol. The campus will be open to everyone and will help develop a new and inclusive district for Bristol: Temple Quarter, based to the east of Temple Meads. 

Come to explore the plans and share your views. If you cannot attend the event, please see the Voscur calendar for details of drop-in sessions in the city centre, Barton Hill Settlement and Windmill Hill.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 -
17:00 to 19:00
St. Paul's Learning Centre Bristol
3 September, 2019

 

Clare Daley, Voscur’s Community Outreach Coordinator, will run a series of drop-in sessions around Bristol for new and local community groups – three will be held in East and Central Bristol, three in South Bristol, and four in North Bristol.

The sessions, which take place from September to November, help local groups with small budgets or small teams discover available support and resources.

Arts organisations report
23 August, 2019

 

Arts Council England has released a report on the value of arts and culture in place-shaping, which has demonstrated that arts and culture can help build communities and increase wellbeing.

City Listening Project launch by Bristol Women's Voice
15 August, 2019

 

Bristol Women’s Voice (BWV) has been chosen to lead a transformative project with UK government funding from the Equalities Office, giving a voice to 400 women currently out of work in Bristol.

Community Business Bright Ideas Fund
7 August, 2019

 

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is now open for new community groups, registered charities and CICs in England that want to become a business or are already operating as a business. Small grants of up to £15,000 are provided by Power to Change; 150 community businesses have been awarded funding since 2016.

Examples of previously funded businesses include:

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