CIC Association

Serving Community Enterprise

CICs seeking investment


CICs seeking investment

If you would like the Association to get involved with helping you raise funds, please register your interest here and we will contact you to discuss your individual requirements.


CIC Association recommends for start ups/small projects :

Awards for All(Not for profit-3 Directors required, up to £10k)


Unltd (For funding individuals with great ideas,up to 15k for salary,project costs)

Members: 140
Latest Activity: Feb 6

CIC Association recommends:

Awards for All clarification: No distinction will be made regarding the type of CIC you are.

'Each programme will have its own eligibility criteria. In respect of CICs, as long as this type of organisation fits with the types of organisations that the specific programme will fund, no distinction will be made regarding the type of CIC that they are.


However, any grant funds awarded would need to be ring fenced and appear on the accounts as restricted funds. Therefore they could not be used or be considered as being potentially used as a contribution towards any profit distribution or to supplement free reserves.'

Discussion Forum

What is Social Investment Tax relief? 2 Replies

SITR is a tax relief for individuals who invest in social enterprises. For this purpose social enterprises are community interest companies, community benefit societies or charities. It applies for…Continue

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Started by John Mulkerrin. Last reply by John Mulkerrin Feb 6.

Possible funding available to CIC's in 2017 7 Replies

Hi everyone,We are new to the CIC association forum and have recently set up a CIC and after reading the forum I have noted that older posts show that the funding for CIC's is limited.Has anyone got…Continue

Started by Tanya Dennis. Last reply by John Cropley Jan 18.

Maybe this could be the answer to your problems for investment. 5 Replies

OK. Having thought about my recent posts, it got me thinking.It is obvious that, no matter the reasoning, funders are in general looking for some kind of assurance that their grant/loan etc. will be…Continue

Started by Paul Gill. Last reply by Mary Burrows Jan 2, 2016.

What does this mean in Layman's terms? A guarantee company can borrow money and may issue debentures or debenture (loan) stock? 2 Replies

Hello Everyone,I posted that question on my wall and John Mulkerrin kindly responded. I then asked another question and John invited me to post the thread as a discussion for posterity and other's…Continue

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Started by Bret Warshawsky. Last reply by Bret Warshawsky Apr 1, 2015.

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Comment by John Mulkerrin on October 2, 2017 at 11:29

Happy to have a discuaaion Martin, please contact me direct at

Comment by Martin Hayes on October 1, 2017 at 14:32

WE are desperate for funding after a year and a half with no real income. I submitted an application to Awards4All for some equipment, but we need some cash in the business to meet running costs and to possibly pay for our time running classes.

Comment by Fizz Heseltine on July 20, 2017 at 16:26

@JohnMulkerrin sorry yes! We are fairly new to the world of investments/funding and any knowledge people would be happy to share would be appreciated very much

Comment by John Mulkerrin on July 20, 2017 at 11:01

@FizzHeseltine - Great work going on there Fizz, do you need help with an investment issue?


Comment by Fizz Heseltine on July 19, 2017 at 9:08

Living It Up Events CIc provides social inclusion work to adults with learning disabilities and other disabilities including night club and gig nights but looking to broaden out to offer more intensive social inclusion work. We also run a Performing Arts Centre. Our website is

Comment by Mary Burrows on December 16, 2015 at 11:30

Almitas Trust CIC is a new CIC based in the North West of England, which works to provide 24/7 supported accommodation for vulnerable families who are subject to Local Authority care orders or care proceedings or have other particular needs. We have self funded to date with our own capital and have made significant progress towards achieving our first referrals. We are looking for investment (financial or knowledge) to help us to strengthen our project as we work towards building a credible, accountable and ethical service, which will provide a cost effective alternative to for profit agencies. Our website is at

Comment by Jayne Bellis on July 18, 2015 at 9:29

Hi everyone,

Pennysmart CIC has been around for over 5 years, still going strong! limited by shares we are now looking to recruit 2/3 open minded non-exec directors to strengthen our board - ideally with management accounts/legal/financial services background. We are also looking for shareholder investors.

Please contact me for further information.


Comment by IAN SOUTHALL on January 21, 2015 at 18:29

Hi everyone, we are desperatley seeking core funding of around £10k to get our projects off the ground. Have a look at the website; and click on our profile presentation as this sums up how we want to be of value to our local community... but we've been banging our heads against a brick wall to get working capital. We've suceeded in getting some funding in for essential equipment which is great. but some of our key personell can't live on fresh air, hence our plea!! Can anyone help??

Comment by Paul Weaver on December 20, 2013 at 23:47

Both Disability Works CIC and our sister CIC, the Festival of Social Enterprise CIC will be looking for funding during early 2014 for us to continue with our projects.

The local authorities who have helped us fund our projects in previous years are unlikely to be able to fund us in 2014 due to cuts in their funding, it was hard to get funded during the last round of applications without the added fund issues on them now.

We will be writing up our project early next year with a view to being able to apply for funds by middle/late February at the latest.

Comment by Katherine Thomson on July 1, 2013 at 16:28

Hi CIC's looking for investment. We are looking for investment, we currently have 2 Directors and are looking for a third.  Contact us to discuss if you are interested.




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