Over the past few weeks I have been heavily involved with this new CIC-Community Interest Company. A group of us have decided to set this company up with a view to promoting complementary therapies and workshops for vulnerable and under privileged members of society. These therapies such as Indian Head Massage and Reflexology are readily available if you have the cash to pay for them but a large section of society cannot afford and often hasn’t even heard of the benefits such treatments can give. Below is what we say on our website. If you are interested please go and have a look:
The Open Hand Project is a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in East Kent. A CIC is a form of not-for-profit limited company for those who want to conduct business for social and community benefit.
We are a group of like-minded therapists and facilitators aiming to help make a difference to people’s lives. Our vision sees individuals empowering themselves through the uptake of one to one alternative therapies and yoga, meditation, stress awareness workshops and classes. By working together we have more gravitas, motivation and support as a team, and can offer a wider range of services to our clients.
We’re called The Open Hand Project because we believe that we all need a helping hand at some point in our lives and that by giving we enrich ourselves. Everyone can act with intention, and with support can make choices to turn their lives around.
We aim to give perspective on the life/work/health balance to those in society who are most disadvantaged and vulnerable.
We envision working in different locations, where there is easy access by public transport and using space already available through our network of contacts.
We operate in a professional manner, taking advice from a number of different organisations regarding funding, marketing and networking. We aim to raise awareness of what The Open Hand Project has to offer using complementary marketing and networking initiatives