Funding options for types of organisations

This table sets out the types of funding that can be used with different legal structures.

Legal Structure

Can register as a charity

Can access debt/borrowing

Can access equity or issue shares

Company Limited by Guarantee (with charity status) (CLG)

x

Community Benefit Society

Community Interest Company Limited by Guarantee (CIC)

x

x

Community Interest Company Limited by Shares (CIC)

x

Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

x

Cooperative Society

x