Since 2012 at SocialBusiness.org, we've created a few different round-ups of caring community interest companies -- also known as just CICs. And it only keeps on growing. While this top list is full of innovative organizations in the United Kingdom, it's essential to also know what exactly a CIC is. It's a corporate legal designation that was enacted by the UK government in 2005. It's one of many company types under which a social enterprise can fall under.
According to the CIC Association, it's a popular one, too. "Roughly 1 in every 200 new companies last year was a CIC, and as of Mar 2014 there are almost 9000 CICs on the Regulators register," they write on their website.
37 Caring Community Interest Companies
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Alternative Education Enterprises
Bike-Promoting Community Companies
Housing Revolution Enterprises
Nonprofit Coffee Shops
Motivated Media Brands