Community Interest Company
The way we do business is very important to us which is why we set ourselves up as a social enterprise. Officially, we are know as The Wee Retreat CIC (Community Interest Company).
CICs are designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good. We run our business to make a profit which we can then use to help us meet our social & community aims. To put it bluntly, doing business this way means that the more money we make, the more good we can do.
Our community aims are:
- to provide a space for health and well-being courses, retreats and events and
- to provide work opportunities for people who face barriers to work under regular employment conditions; for example stay-at-home parents, people who have retired or those who have left school with little or no qualifications.
With our new premise we will be able to trial our work opportunity scheme which we then intend to open up to the wider public. Watch this space for updates!