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Is a Community Interest Company acceptable for a grant?

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Is a UK registered Community Interest Company (is similar to a charity in that all profits are retained for the purpose of the community it set up to serve) accepted for a Google Ad Grant? 

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Is a Community Interest Company acceptable for a grant?

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Hi @Alan W,

 

You need to hold a valid charity status to be considered for a Grant. Your charity status, however, is not distributed to you by Google, but typically by HM Revenue & Customs. There might be some alternate options as to whom to qualify with dependent on which part of the UK the company is registered in: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, or one of the smaller islands. 

 

For details please expand UK on the following help page:

 

***   Eligibility guidelines   ***

https://support.google.com/nonprofits/answer/3215869

 

Best,

Lakatos

Is a Community Interest Company acceptable for a grant?

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Thanks very much for your prompt reply Lakatos, it appears not. I don't think a Community Interest Company (CIC) is fully understood and I think maybe limited to the UK. However, what has happened in the UK is a large number of small charities doing great work have had to close because of the challenge in getting funding during a recession. Put simply a CIC is a charity, but with the ability to use revenue/profit to support their purpose. Is there anything you can suggest to make this point to Google please?

Thanks very much

Alan

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Is a Community Interest Company acceptable for a grant?

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Negative, @Alan W, there isn't. You need to make your points to HM Revenue & Customs in the UK.

 

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Is a Community Interest Company acceptable for a grant?

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Is there a plan for CIC's to be accepted?  If so, what's the schedule for this?

Is a Community Interest Company acceptable for a grant?

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I second this question. Thanks

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Hi Tim, it appears not!

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