Capacity Building: Incorporating a CIC

Following on from our last session with Karen Leigh Anderson, where she covered the various and varied legal forms that social and community enterprises can use in the UK, this workshop will review all the documents and the process required to incorporate as a CIC ltd by guarantee.

There will be time for you to complete your paperwork as we go and examples of CICs already registered for you to use.

We’ll take you through how you decide who is the person of significant control (PSC), how many Directors do you need, registered offices, which model articles, any tweaks to your articles, stuff to watch out for, the IN01 and CIC37/36 forms in detail too.

The pace will be much slower than the previous workshop and the focus will be on you getting through the paperwork. There will be resources and time for questions. If you have a burning question please share it with us in advance, then Karen can include it in the session.

“This session is essential for anyone who needs to get their plans on paper without the headache of pages and pages of business planning. It’s helped me to identify the current status of my businesses and enabled me to forecast a realistic vision in terms of future impact, customers, and social value.” – Participant

The Foundation for Future London’s Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund Capacity Building Programme aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing and offer networking and partnership opportunities. The programme is designed with an inclusive approach, representing participants’ feedback. The programme will champion inclusivity and wellbeing throughout.

This event is free and open to individuals, organisations and businesses working and living across the local communities in the London Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

What else do you need to know?

When: Monday 31 January 2022, 11am – 1.30pm

Where: Zoom (Link to be emailed to you prior to the event)

Please register your place and we will send you details about how to participate closer to the time. Places will be made available on a first come, first served basis.


About your Host

The Foundation for Future London is pleased to be working with Lisa Stepanovic, who will be leading the Capacity Building Programme. Lisa is a working-class, award-winning social entrepreneur, experienced businesswoman, activist, and mentor who was born and raised in London’s East End. She is best known as the founder of Social Ark; Social Ark builds on Lisa’s many years of experience in running her own businesses and supporting hundreds of entrepreneurs on their journey, especially those from working-class backgrounds who often find themselves excluded from mainstream incubator and accelerator programmes.

Follow Lisa here: @Lisa_Stepanovic

About Karen Leigh Anderson

Karen has been supporting social enterprises for almost twenty years and specialises in delivering governance support for a number of organisations including UnLtd, Cambridge University Judge Business School Social Ventures Incubator, A Million Realities, ISE, SEEE and others. Her Churchill report “Building 100 years of impact” includes reviewing how to start a social organisation in a way that sets up your legacy for a century.

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