Eat That Frog C.I.C was established in January 2011, by likeminded people coming together to set up a social enterprise based around People, Values and Quality.
The Directors, Ian Powell, Sean Westlake and Gail Rochelle, continue with this mission, enabling people to identify and overcome their barriers to live a more fulfilled life. Over the past 7 years, ETF has gone from strength to strength; our provision boasts a success rate of over 96%, and we now engage with over 1000 people annually.
Our bespoke educational provision for young people with special educational needs (autism, Asperger’s, mental ill-health etc.) has also been recognised, and we now have direct contract status with the Education & Skills Funding Agency, which enables us to offer further opportunities.
We are CSR – Corporate, Social, Responsible
CSR aims to help companies conduct their business in a way that is ethical, taking account of social, economic and environmental impact. We are a Community Interest Company, so working with us means that you are helping to put back into the local economy and communities, helping raise your CSR profile.
Community is at the heart of everything we do at Eat That Frog. We always aim to work in a way that creates opportunities and adds value to the lives of local people. Our areas of work have expanded, and our geographical community has grown to embrace much of South Devon – but our basic principles have remained the same; putting people, values and quality above all else. We do this not by viewing community work as an ‘extra’, but by embedding it in all our programmes. For example, the 16-19 year olds on our catering courses prepare and serve the food for elderly customers at our Over 50s lunchclub – a practical demonstration of their skill that benefits both groups!
We believe in collaborative working and are keen to establish key relationships within the business world for the benefit of our learners, our community and the companies we work with. There are many ways you can get involved and help put value back:
- Site Visits – showcase what you do, potentially inspiring a young learner to become a future employee, improving your employer brand and demonstrating your corporate social responsibility.
- Work Experience opportunities – offer the opportunity to inspire, engage and inform our clients, giving them the hands-on skills they need to secure employment within their chosen field.
- Sponsorship – We run numerous community projects throughout the year and there are many ways your organisation can get involved; by sponsorship, or by donating your skills, time or expertise
- Routes into work – let us work with you to develop a recruitment drive that combines both classroom based training with hands on experience.
What is a C.I.C.?
Community Interest Companies (CICs) are limited companies with special additional features, created for the use of people who want to conduct a business or other activity for community benefit, and not purely for private advantage.
This is achieved by a “community interest test” and “asset lock”, which ensures that the CIC is established for community purposes and the assets and profits are dedicated to these purposes. Registration of a company as a CIC has to be approved by the Regulator who also has a continuing monitoring and enforcement role.