Breakfast Clubs are completely FREE…. And will always remain free!
There are no fees or subs and are 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 mates 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 veterans charities.
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 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). We are officially recognised on the Government website which shows as it is Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs (afvbc.om) for supporting veterans.
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
Incorporated in 2016 (as a CIC), Veterans Breakfast Clubs CIC trading as Armed Forces Veternas Breakfast Clubs (AFVBC) supports vulnerable veterans by giving them the ability to meet face to face, in a relaxed, safe, social environment and help remove social exclusion/isolation. After a dispute about finances and accountability Veterans' Breakfast Clubs CIC was registered with Companies House and submitting yearly accounts accordingly. Veterans Breakfast Clubs CIC holds the copyrights to the Original/Official (and widely recognised) Logo and is run with the ORIGINAL values "By Veterans For Veterans" and for the "Benefit of Veterans" and no Individual (veteran or visitor) should be discriminated against because of gender, age, ability, ethnicity, or religious/political views.
The Intellectual Property Office, they have confirmed that the OFFICIAL, ARMED FORCES VETERANS BREAKFAST CLUBS 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 being committed.
We are in no way, shape, or form associated with the .net website or the organization 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 organisation (Company No. 11161286). We continue to submit our accounts yearly and have done so since incorporation, these can be seen on the links within this paragraph.
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 CICs have a distinct and valuable role to play in helping create a strong, sustainable, and socially inclusive economy.