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.
The report has to be submitted on a form called CIC34. The original form has some crazy formatting which makes it difficult to upload to a website, so we’ve taken the content and put it in a PDF. You can view that PDF here. This covers the period from April 2013 to March 2014. We only opened on July 1, 2014, so the first quarter of that year was spent setting up and getting the premises ready. (Feels like a long time ago now!) But we’re pretty happy with what we managed to achieve in the remaining nine months of the year, especially as we were learning all the while how to run the business. That process is ongoing, but hopefully we’ll have even more good stuff to report for 2014/15.
In the meantime, we hope you find the report interesting and we’d welcome any comments on what we should be doing more/less of, or anything else you might care to mention.
Thanks for your support.