What sectors do community interest companies operate in?

This legal form can be adopted by a range of social enterprises and ‘not-for-profit’ projects serving communities throughout the UK, which combine the pursuit of a social purpose with commercial activities.

Social enterprises can comprise of partnerships between local authorities, businesses, and other stakeholders working for the community’s benefit – for example, in operating daycare centres, out of hours GP care, waste recycling, local transport or the provision of low-cost work units for start-up businesses.