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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.'

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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 Alison Lowndes on March 28, 2011 at 15:50

We are looking for investment possibly in the form of a Social Impact Bond since we're not only meeting the Every Child Matters outcomes but also reducing youth crime costs to local government by 75%.

Please contact me for further details. We're hoping to be active from September 2011 "if we get investment", operating alongside a county council owned specialist school.

KO2 provides “Dirtbiking for Life”, breaking new ground in re-engaging young people at risk of exclusion from society in an unconventional learning environment.  We teach life and IT skills using exciting and environmentally-positive electric dirtbikes. We give kids a fighting chance to succeed. 

Comment by Heidi Fisher on March 28, 2011 at 12:36
Brilliant - can't wait to share this info with the CICs I work with and get them the investments they deserve!
Comment by Anthony Davison on March 28, 2011 at 11:42

BigBarn is a local food & drink CIC with a mission to get people out the supermarket and shopping locally.  We have over 6,700 producers/retailers on our map accessed by simply typing in a post code.


Our producer community can change their information and add special offers whenever they want, using a password. And our consumer community can access the site whenever they want and register for our free emailed post code specific newsletter with local food news & special offers.


We are seeking investment to capitalise on 10 years worth of brand building, technology, knowledge and partnerships.  The investment would be used to increase marketing and increase traffic to the static and mobile site increasing income soon after.


For further details contact Anthony Davison on 01480 890 970 or



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