" ....which you could use to buy them back.
Keep them outside the asset lock to avoid what is obviously a concern to you.
Alternatively make an agreement with the CIC to use/rent them for a fee that covers their medical bills and feed etc."
Hope this finds you all well. From discussions with other CIC`s in Scotland there seems to be a pattern developing of CIC`s being looked at less favourably when trying to access funding, tenders etc` My example of Google Grants changing the goalposts is also still relevant. Having spoken to others I thought that a Scottish CIC group would be useful to share views, support and lobby when needed.