Here's the background.
The advocacy we've been engaged in as a 'social business' in Ukraine is at risk.
We aim to launch a family type home for children who have been in state care.The Abandoned Children of Ukraine
We have failed to attract funding or new business in the UK and been unable to acquire grant funding
Forming a charity would allow us to appeal for public donations and have better chance of grant funding,
On the other hand, would the CIC open up the possibility of the latter. From a comment John made today about lack of grant funding for the CIC Association, I would suspect that the chance is slim.
On the other hand it would be more straighforward than trying to run tow organisations at the same time.