The impetus for the Association came from CICs wanting a way to directly engage in the agenda from a defined CIC perspective. From general awareness and communication issues thru to technical matters such as improving capital inflows into the sector, distinct challenges and opportunities are apparent.
A fast growing group now totalling nearly 10,000, CICs are already operating across the spectrum of sectors, at local, regional and national levels, and it makes sense to have a central point from which to co-operate and tackle shared objectives.
We have a strong and multi skilled community forming from across the country, by working together we should be able to tap into the wealth of expertise that’s already there and create the mass needed to accelerate the agenda.
Our initial strategy is to develop primarily as an online network which will connect the CIC Community and relevant stakeholders, allowing practitioners to contribute to the development of the legislation as a whole within the social enterprise sector, and to forward solutions to policymakers. We also aim to nurture local CIC groups and interact regionally with the existing social enterprise support structure.
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