Social impact report 2013/14

Social impact report 2013/14

Posted by: on Dec 1, 2014 | No Comments

As a Community Interest Company (CIC) we have to report each year to the CIC regulator. It’s a way of explaining how we’ve tried to benefit the community that we were established to serve, and it enables the regulator to check that we’re not doing anything that would be inappropriate for a non-profit. We’ve just submitted our report for 2013/14 and we thought you might like to see it.

Get involved and help us be better

Posted by: on Jan 24, 2014 | No Comments

We’ve been open a bit over six months now. Time to take stock. And time, we hope, to put a bit more ‘community’ into ‘community interest company’. That’s where you come in.

News from behind the whitewashed windows

News from behind the whitewashed windows

Posted by: on May 20, 2013 | No Comments

Ah, grand plans. Once upon a time we said we’d post regular updates here during the fit-out. Thus far there have been precisely zero. Sorry about that. But to quote Alex Ferguson (jeez, we’re even behind with our attempts at topical references) it’s “squeaky bum time” at RftS.

Your community bike cafe needs you!

Your community bike cafe needs you!

Posted by: on Mar 18, 2013 | No Comments

Want to get involved in bringing your community bike cafe to life? Old Kitchener wants you to, and so do we. This is surely a strong signal that it’s the right thing to do.

Dropping anchor at the Quay

Dropping anchor at the Quay

Posted by: on Mar 15, 2013 | No Comments

We’ve got a home! Or at least we’ve signed the towering stack of documents that mean we’ll soon get one. Pretty much six months after we clapped eyes on the place we want, it’s finally a done deal. Phew.

Make us a mixtape

Make us a mixtape

Posted by: on Feb 17, 2013 | No Comments

Keen followers of RftS’s progress will by now be aware that sorting out premises takes time. Lots. Of. Time. But we have moved forward over the last couple of weeks. The short story is that we’ve been enjoying (?) some intensive wrangling with the landlord of the place we’re after, trying to ensure that we get an affordable deal. Everyone who’s invested in this project deserves to have their money used wisely, so although it’s taking a while to get things up and running, we’re sure that slowly and carefully is the right way. We will, eventually, catchy monkey.

Go and tidy your room! Now!

Go and tidy your room! Now!

Posted by: on Jan 26, 2013 | No Comments

Progress. That’s a nice word. Getting somewhere. Ticking things off the list. Rolling inexorably on.

Well we are making progress. But sometimes it feels a bit one-step-forwards-two-steps-back. This is a photo of the premises we’re working hard to secure. (This is all you’re getting for now. No big announcement until we’ve sealed the deal.)