Forum Dates for CICs

We will be hosting a regular forum for Community Interest Companies throughout the year.

These information sessions would also be of interest to any community organisation wanting to earn part of their income from trading.

We have 5 sessions booked over the year, they will mostly be on Zoom, other than the final one which we hope will be ‘in real life’ – most likely at the Agricultural Business Centre.

If they go well, and participants find them useful, they are certainly something we would continue and develop in 2023.

Wed 6th April 4.00 – 5.45 pm
Business Planning covering business model canvas, the importance of segregating restricted/unrestricted funding, profit & loss / budgeting & cash flow forecasts.
Lead: – Simon Redding

Wednesday 29th June 11.45 – 1.00pm
Topic: – Support & Training – what support is there, what other forums can you join as a social enterprise, where do you find out about training for SEs and CICs
Leads: Sarah Paisley and Polly Yates

Tuesday 13th September 10.15 – 12.00
Topic: – Commissioning
Lead: – Neil Moulden and representative from DCC Public Health

Tuesday 18th October 12.15 – 2.00
Topic: – Legal Structures for Social Enterprises; is CIC the right fit for you?
Lead: – Neil Moulden

Tuesday 13th December 10.30 – 12.00
Topic: – Mince Pie Social
Hopefully, and in real life session, bringing people together for a mince pie and a chance for them to network

If you would like the Zoom link for any of the above please contact Sarah Paisley on 01629 812154 press 1 for development workers or email