A CIC Company is a limited company that is set up to serve a community with a view to fulfil a Social purpose or Mission.
Your CIC can be limited by guarantee or shares.
Each has its main benefit. Once your application has been successful, you will get a CIC registration Number.
Before setting up a Charity, you will need to know who the trustees will be, where would you like to operate and what sort of work your Charity is planning on doing. To open a charity, you will need at least 2 trustees. Also, you must decide what sort of legal structure it will have.
Your charity structure is defined by its ‘governing document’, the legal document that creates the charity and says how it should be run. For more information, please click
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