The CIC model is aimed at people who wish to carry out some activity that will directly or indirectly benefit the community. The model is not as restrictive or as heavily regulated as a charity. The members’ liability can be limited by shares or by guarantee. Management of the business is the responsibility of the board of directors, who may or may not be the same people as the members. A CIC must satisfy the “community interest test” by showing that a reasonable person might consider that its activities are being carried on for the benefit of the community.