Is Shine a Social Enterprise?
What is a Social Enterprise?
A social enterprise is an organisation that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being.
What is Harehills CIC?
This is the formal company name for Shine.
Are you a community centre?
No, we run as a commercial business and invest our profits into Social Impact initiatives.
If you are community oriented, why do you charge community groups?
We charge competitive commercial rates for our space, and provide some free or reduced cost space to charities and community groups on a monthly basis. Our community aspirations are realised through ad hoc/ongoing support to people, monetary investment in, and connectivity for community groups.
Do you receive grants?
We do not receive regular grants, but our outdoor artwork was funded by an Arts Council grant.
Can I use Shine as a business address without having an office?
No. For legal reasons, we have been advised not to provide a virtual business address service.
Do you charge for WiFi?
No – it’s complimentary!
Are you open on weekends?
We open on weekends for booked events. We may consider opening on Saturdays in the future as part of our regular service.
Can I use the cafe if I don’t have an office or a meeting booked?
Yes! The building is a semi-public space where you are welcome to work in available public areas throughout the building, including the cafe area.