Community Interest Company

GDI Hub is a research and practice centre driving disability innovation for a fairer world.

The Community Interest Company (CIC) is governed by its Articles and is registered with Companies House UK as a social business since 2017. Its assets are locked to the pursuit of its purpose and the CIC is governed and managed by its Directors: Vicki Austin, Iain Mckinnon and Cathy Holloway, with the support of its members: Dr Paul Brickell, Steve Hailes and Ben Cole.

Maria Kett and Lord Chris Holmes were also co-founders of GDI Hub.

Annual accounts are audited and the Company is VAT registered. Delegated authority for decisions is ultimately to a two thirds majority of Directors.

CIC offer the following services:

  • Delivery of major projects, from mission-setting to coalition-building for big global challenges we work with institutional donors, academic partners, the private sector and NGOs to deliver impact and change
  • Technical Assistance; to mainstream disability innovation, helping to make and deliver global commitments, and train and support staff.
  • Best in class inclusive design advice, based on evidence, for products and cities.
  • Bespoke training and advice across our core areas of expertise; Assistive Technology, Inclusive Design, Inclusive Education, Climate Resilience and Cultural Participation.
  • An Assistive Tech Impact Fund, where new donors can invest in emerging markets and build the inclusive innovation ecosystem.
  • Access to our growing networks, leading the movement for change.
  • Speakers and media contributions. Sharing our expertise in disability innovation and it’s potential for global change.

If you are interested in any of the above, please get in touch.

Photograph taken from our AT2030 Programme in Kenya
Photograph taken from our AT2030 Programme in Kenya

Our vision is for disability justice; we want a world without barriers to participation and with opportunity for all.