ICA:UK was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (no. 3970365) in England and Wales on 11 April 2000, and registered as a charity (no. 1090745) with the Charity Commission on 21 February 2002. Our registered office is at 41 Old Birley Street, Manchester M15 5RF.

The registered charitable objects of ICA:UK are:

  • advancing the education of the public in the UK and in any part of the world in matters relating to the relief of poverty and distress; and
  • the relief of need, hardship and distress in any part of the world; and
  • advancing the education of the public in the United Kingdom and in any part of the world, but without limitation to the generality of the foregoing, ineffective communication and facilitation skills and participatory methods to enable individuals to participate more effectively in societies, communities and organisations.

Our People

ICA:UK is governed by a Board of Trustees elected from among the membership at the Annual General Meeting. The current Trustees are Nick Drew (Chair), Savita Willmott, Barbara Ridhiwani (Treasurer).

ICA:UK currently employs three part-time staff to administer, develop and expand our activities and network, in line with our mission and strategic plan. To accomplish this, the staff aim to catalyse and facilitate contributions of time and expertise from our wider network.

Our network of Associates, who include our Lead Trainers, are the main implementers of our work. Mostly independent professionals, they deliver our training courses and undertake other tasks and activities which contribute towards our Mission.

Board, staff and key Associates are all members of ICA:UK and together form a Core Group of people who, in addition to their existing roles, serve to identify and explore new initiatives and ideas, provide guidance on future direction and represent the key elements of the ICA community.

Friends of ICA:UK is for those less involved on a regular basis, but who are supportive of our mission and values, and who want to be kept informed of our work.

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