Business Advice for community groups and Social Enterprises

Free, professional support for communities to start and sustainably grow all types of not-for-profit organisation is available from Coventry and Warwickshire CDA.

A leading provider of Social Enterprise business support, Coventry and Warwickshire CDA's Business Outreach staff have been setting up and supporting community organisations throughout the region for over 25 years.

All their support, which is provided free of charge, is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Warwickshire County Council.

Among organisations to have benefited from that support is Family Intervention Counselling Service CIC.

Family Intervention Counselling Service CIC takes a whole-family approach to Domestic Abuse, working with the perpetrators, victims and children of Domestic Abuse on a one-to-one and group basis.

Donna, Bev and Sue, from Family Intervention Counselling Service CIC, first met with Coventry and Warwickshire CDA at initial meetings in 2016. CDA staff led the group through the complex process of business planning, preparing the Community Interest Statement, Articles of Association and registering a Community Interest Company for the inception of their new organisation.

Following incorporation, Coventry and Warwickshire CDA continued to work closely with the group, assisting in all areas of Business Start-up. They advised on a broad range of areas including banking, policy and procedures and governance as well as writing tenders and grant applications.

Donna and Bev are fully qualified and hugely knowledgeable in their specialist areas of Domestic Abuse Counselling. With bespoke business support from Coventry and Warwickshire CDA, they are now able to provide an outreach service throughout the area, following successful funding from Kelly Family Trust, Police, Lottery, Smart Start and Children in Need whilst also providing privately-financed sessions.

Family Intervention Counselling Service CIC can make a huge difference in confidence, self-esteem and behaviour, impact on family life, school performance/attendance by having a positive impact on mental well-being and repairing the damage caused by Domestic Abuse.

For more details about their work please visit https://www.interventionservice.co.uk/what-we-do

Coventry and Warwickshire CDA continues to support the group in all areas to ensure their long term longevity and sustainability e.g. strategy, contracts, Companies House filings and advocacy.

If you would like assistance from CDA or futher information please visit info@cwcda.co.uk or call 02476 633911.

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