Community businesses/social enterprises

Trustee expenses and payments (Charity Commission)

The Charity Commission for England and Wales has available on their website a number of resources regarding remuneration of trustees (i.e.

Community Interest Companies Info Pack (CIC Regulator)

An overview document explaining the legal features of Community Interest Companies, produced by the CIC Regulator.

Info sheet: Community Interest Companies

A community interest company (CIC) is a limited liability company created with the specific aim of providing benefit to a community.

Charity Regulation

Charity Regulation

Responsibilities of Company Directors

If your organisation is incorporated (i.e. registered) as a limited company, your Management Committee members are also usually the Company Directors.

Setting up a company (SCNI factsheet)

This booklet, produced by Supporting Communities NI, provides general guidelines to assist voluntary organisations who are considering setting up a company. It includes information on legal structures and advice on managing the potential changes to an organisation.  Please note that further advice should be obtained from a solicitor or business consultant.

Producing a business/development plan (SCNI)

A Business/Development Plan is a working document which helps groups explain what they want to achieve and the steps they will take to achieve it.

Legal responsibilities: where can I get more information?

Listed below (in alphabetical order) are a range of recommended sources of further information and advice regarding the legal responsibilities of Management Committees.

Community business case studies

A range of case studies showcasing NI Social Enterprises are available from

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