Breakfast Clubs are completely FREE…. And will always remain free!
There are no fees or subs and NOT here to make money for any organisation/business.
It all started at a Garage when three friends used to meet on a Saturday morning, they used to get together and have a morning butty and banter.
Then one day a Sapper brought a BV206 military-tracked vehicle in for some work doing to it, as he was looking for someone who knew about military vehicles. Once the vehicle was there it generated interest in inmates getting together, lads from an old army unit whilst looking at the tracked vehicle.
Then after that, it started by word of mouth, first to someone in Newcastle who was visiting Hull, then it grew from there.
Since the start of the first Butty & Banter Club, it has grown worldwide, with clubs in multiple countries.
Original Breakfast Club Values
We run the CIC with the "Original Breakfast Club Values" run "By Veterans For Veterans".
The CIC is the umbrella organisation for the Breakfast Clubs with no fees or sub's paid, funds raised will go back into the veteran's community.
All funds are fully accountable and no person has sole access to any funds, we are set up correctly so it takes more than one signature to withdraw any funds. Since the Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club (AFVBC) is run By Veterans For Veterans the costs are small, so more funds can go back to helping veterans.
The CIC is run by veterans and in line with CIC Regulations which includes asset lock rules.
There are no "official" or "unofficial" Breakfast Clubs since they are run autonomously which is one of the fundamental principles. Breakfast Clubs are here to help Veterans gain the help/support they require. (This is contrary to what other people/organisations are stating). If being the only Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club (AFVBC) listed on the Government website for supporting Veterans, recognised by the Armed Forces Covenant, recognised by the Royal British Legion, and more makes an organisation "official" then we are the official Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs (AFVBC).
Social Media Groups
Social Media Groups are run by their members/admins, no person other than those who attend the club should be an admin (unless otherwise asked to be).
Social Media Banners can be anything, it does not have to be the default banner we provide.
How the Social Media Group/Breakfast Club is run, is up to its members/admins. There should be no interference from anyone who does not attend the Breakfast Club.
The CIC is here to advertise and help when and if needed to point veterans to their nearest club or further help when and if required.
Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs Notice
We are in no way associated with the .net website or the organisation that owns it. We have not and will not carry any orders which have been placed with that organisation (Company No. 10251007). Their suppliers have their own reasons for refusing to provide a service to them (Company No. 10251007) and that is and has nothing to do with this organsation (Company No. 11161286).
Having heard from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), they have confirmed that the OFFICIAL, ARMED FORCES VETERANS BREAKFAST CLUBS (AFVBC) Logo was transferred in the correct manner, with the full knowledge of the Director (Company No. 10251007). There was no criminal offense committed during the process of transferring the Logo and the appeal (by the Director, Company No. 10251007) for the Logo rectification has been dismissed. Humberside Police closed the case in August 2019, when they found that there was no evidence or any crime had been committed.
The court case which took place found it was Company No. 10251007 which owed the funds and not the director, and as the aim of our organisation it to help veterans then it would be wrong to take more funds from that organisation Company No. 10251007 when they have already had to pay our organisation (Company No. 11161286) as the IPO ordered them (Company No. 10251007) to do so in a failed attempt to register yet another trademark.
What is a CIC?
A Community Interest Company (CIC) is a type of company introduced by the United Kingdom government in 2005 under the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004, designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good.
A community interest company is a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners.
CIC's tackle a wide range of social and environmental issues and operate in all parts of the economy. By using business solutions to achieve public good, it is believed that CIC's have a distinct and valuable role to play in helping create a strong, sustainable, and socially inclusive economy.