The Joseph Cowen Lifelong Learning Centre is a Community Interest Company based in Newcastle upon TyneWe run the Explore programme, with offices and lecture rooms in Commercial Union House. Our Company number is 8645261.

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The CIC is named after the eminent Newcastle MP and philanthropist Joseph Cowen the Younger  (1825-1900). To read about his life and works, please click on the photo of his statue, which stands on Westgate Road.

What is a Community Interest Company (CIC)?
Community Interest Companies

What are the Community Interest aims of the JCLLC CIC?
Community Interest Statement JCLLC CIC

What are the Articles of the JCLLC CIC?
Articles of the JCLLC CIC

What are the responsibilities of a member of the JCLLC CIC?
CIC guidance notes from Regulator

Who is eligible to join JCLLC CIC?  Explore members and tutors are eligible to join JCLLC CIC as company members.  

How are the directors of JCLLC CIC elected?  There is an annual election in which any company member is encouraged to self-nominate.  Up to eight directors are elected and up to four further directors may be co-opted within the year.

How do I join the JCLLC CIC?
Complete the 
membership form and return it to the registered address.

JCLLC - CIC volunteer care policy
The board of JCLLC- CIC is very grateful for the kind donation of time and energy by many volunteer tutors and members in supporting the delivery of the Explore programme.  Your efforts are very much appreciated.  However, if your ability to help should change in the future for any reason e.g. due to ill health, work or family responsibilities, you are encouraged to contact our chair
Bea Groves in confidence to discuss altering or relinquishing your current volunteer responsibilities.  

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