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 in the process of registering The Wee Retreat as a Community Interest Company (CIC).
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 find it difficult to work under general employment conditions; for example stay-at-home parents, people who have retired or those who have left school with little or no qualifications.