What being a Community-Interest-Company means to us
A Community Interest Company (CIC) is a company that has been set up specifically for those who want to use their profits and assets for good. A CIC does not, and cannot have shareholders, so any surpluses are reinvested in the business or the local community, meaning that they have a distinct and valuable role to play in helping create a strong, sustainable and socially inclusive economy, focusing on a specific social purpose rather than making profit for personal gain.
Supporting the Sustainable Food Industry
A CIC does need to justify its status by declaring how it will benefit the community, here at Swper.Box our investment will be allocated by the board of directors to other local CIC’s or to purchase or lease land to develop community supported agriculture and ensure the sustainability of the business for the benefit of the local community. As well as the development of a fund to assist sustainable food industry entrepreneurs, including innovation around sustainable food packaging and positive circular economy projects
There is no doubt in our minds that we can help to create a more sustainable business model within Wales leading to a more diverse food production system and greater food security coupled with leading to a healthier, wealthier and greener nation.
Affordable, Delicious and Healthy Recipes For Everyone
This will also take the form of low cost nutritional meals for low income and at risk families within our community and running food workshops teaching people how to easily make healthy, tasty and sustainable food whilst making better purchasing decisions. We are focused on creating a sustainable business model that will achieve this end.