Melton Space is a non-profit community workshop – that provides social and creative workshop space equipped with a broad range of activities. It is a space to meet, make, fix, create and share ideas & resources.
VAL met the treasurer at the county funding fair in Melton. Previously the organisation had enquired about changing their legal structure but not acted on it as yet.
There was now a pressing need to convert from their existing structure, due to applying for a tender to formally manage a café and visitor centre at the country park at the end of Wymondham Way, Melton Mowbray.
The purpose of the tender, if successful, would enable them to continue to have use of a country park premises where they run a cafe and as a space to meet, make, fix, create and share ideas & resources.
VAL helped the committee consider the incorporated status options, initially by reviewing their existing structure. As a non-charitable unincorporated association, they were able to convert to a Community Interest Company (CIC). Support was given to decide which type of CIC – large or small membership – was appropriate and then completion of the M&AA governing document. Followed by advice on how to take forward a special resolution with members and then completion of the application paperwork CIC 36 and IN01 .
The organisation was successful with their tender and obtaining CIC status.
“I want to thank you for the support and guidance you gave to me throughout the registration processes for Melton Space CIC.
I am grateful for the authoritative advice and the challenging questions regarding the choice of our incorporated status and the completion of the necessary paperwork. I was not looking forward to making the electronic application but once I started everything was very straight forward and I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised at the speed of the approval… less than 24 hours!!”
– Lloyd Stevens, Treasurer, Melton Space
If you are intending reviewing your legal structure, or looking to set up a VCSE organisation, then please get in touch with VAL’s sector support team’s helpline for support We allocate referrals weekly on a Wednesday. If using the online form, please use the drop down box “support for your voluntary organisation.