Cultivating Communities is a Community Interest Company, set up to provide extra income to support our charitable aims (it’s a separate legal entity, to make it clear that any trading is undertaken for community benefit).

The aims of the CIC are to:

  • Develop new ways of working with government, local authorities and others.
  • Strike up partnerships with other organisations – including our members - to secure procurement and other contracts
  • Share information and advice with our members about income generation and social enterprise – based on the CIC’s own experience
  • Diversify our income by widening trading activities.

Some ways we are using the CIC

  • Communities Living Sustainably: In partnership with four other charitable organisations, we deliver support, advice and guidance to local community partnerships (funded through the Communities Living Sustainably programme).
  • Feasibility studies and business planning: We offer support and expert guidance for local groups looking to take over a site for a new community managed garden or farm, or project development of an established group looking to diversify into new areas of activity.

For further information: [email protected]

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