Branches is a Community Interest Company(CIC) incorporated in March 2016. A CIC is a type of Social Enterprise which means it is run for the benefit of the community in which we operate. It is a business with a social purpose, not a charity. Any profits must be put back into the company to allow it to develop and further benefit the community it serves. Being a CIC (not a charity) means that Branches can add to or change the ways it generates funds without having to register each new potential income stream as a new trading company. A CIC also limits its members' liability for any outstanding debts should the company fold to £1 each, hence the £1 fee to become a member which BYPSS will keep seperately from other company assets so that members liability is already covered when they join.
Branches is basically it's members, who can suggest and vote on what the CIC should be doing to meet it's aims. Anyone who agrees with these aims can be a member, with proper permission if under
18. The Directors of the CIC are responsible for the day to day running of the business and decision-making. The Directors of Branches are experienced qualified Youth and Community Workers, (though
not so experienced that they can't remember what it was like to be young!). The management team at Branches is made up of the Directors, the Business Manager and the Cafe Manager. The
management team is working to get Branches Cafe ready to open, finding the money, organising the design and refit of the premises, making links with other organisations to make sure that Branches can
deliver what it promises, and recruiting and training people to help run the Cafe.
In Association with
Youth Cafe @Branches
is offering free yoga sessions for Young People on
Mondays 5 -5:45pm
08:00-15:00 Open to All
15:00-17:00 Youth Cafe
08:00-17:00 Open to All
09:00-12:00 Open to All
Branches Café is rooted in the community of Botley.
We are a social enterprise and
youth work is our social purpose.
At Branches Café we believe in you, we believe in us,
we believe in our young people.
We believe a community needs a place where people can come together to chat eat drink and laugh.
We believe Young People need a safe place of their own
to play, learn and grow.
We believe a community needs to give to its young people,
so they feel like a valued part of it.
We believe Young People need opportunity to give back to the community to show they are worth investing in.
We believe a community needs to support its businesses and appreciate and encourage the skills and talents it contains.
We believe Young People need the community to share its skills and talents with them, so they can learn to take these
skills forward in their own exciting directions.
You Need Something?
Feed the Need at Branches Café
We will work with you to branch out and try new things.
At Branches Café we aim
To serve the community with young people at its heart