We were so amazed how quickly Companies House responded to the paperwork we signed and posted last week. Here is our official certificate of Incorporation as a Private Limited Company. Tony our adviser, pictured in the previous post, said this certificate is, in effect, the project’s birth certificate. He likes to help us not feel intimidated around officialdom. We’re not, however it’s fun to think that an organization has a date of birth AND a certificate to prove it. This is another milestone for the project.
The certificate represents a considerable amount of time spent by a growing cast of people committed to Field of Merit and its growth and development. Already Rev. Alicia has filled out the paperwork to apply for the Co-op Bank Account which we will sign and post on Saturday. She is a wizard at that kind of thing. Just as soon as the account is set up we will be registering as a Charity and transferring funds we already have into this new account. Even now (deep breath) we are looking towards applying for funding from grant making trusts while at the same time looking for land/property suitable to found the temple. I can hardly believe I’ve just written that!
This must be what it’s like for new parents. That’s not quite believing the little one has, after all that waiting, actually arrived. Quickly followed by the dawning realization that one’s life work has just manifested! In the spirit of this article, Unfolding the Buddha’s Teaching where I speak of ownership of the project, this certificate represents the birth of THE project, not our project. Now is the time to draw in the growing cast and get specific about the work that can be done to help the business along. But I am getting ahead of myself. Rev. Alicia and I need to get our heads together first to make sure we are on the same page in terms of what’s needed right now.