"This seems to have changed quite recently, as Awards for All were quite happy to fund us in 2011 with 3 directors- two of which were related.
A recent application for another project was turned down as we needed three unrelated directors, we were…"
"Buzzbnk , as with all crowdfunding is hard work. I liked Buzzbnk's angle as they were coming from a social enterprise sphere. I think they've just launched a new crowdfunding challenge where there's some prize money on the table,…"
"There seems to be a significant gap between start up funding and large scale investment.
Our CIC has benefited from Unltd and Awards for All, but are now finding the transition to playing with the "Big Boys" rather tough!
"I'm finding that there are still a lot of investors that do not touch CICs, and even more so if they are Ltd by guarantee like mine.
I'm falling between two stools here, I think.
My business plan demonstrates that I can make this new…"
This will be an open meeting available to CICs to network, discuss their finance requirements and find out if CIC Association activity in this area can add value. This will be held directly after the CIC Bond meeting so we'll be discussing that, along with a couple of new investment strategies we have planned for 2012. Places are limited so confirm early if you are interested See More
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…See More
"Well, I am a little guilty of being the above!
I suppose many of them think there's far too much extra work, or they just don't understand them. (The amount of accountants I've met at networking events that try and convince…"
"I've found the CIC model to be perfect for what I want to achieve and it's been a great talking point when I'm in a room full of people who haven't come across one before. Not so good when trying to get an accountant though! They…"
Love what your doing! It would be great to catch up sometime on the phone as id love to pick your brains. Feel free to blog an opinion or ask questions in the Forum, look forward to your input and hope we're of use.
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