Charities receive a lot of benefits due to the special nature of their legal structure – it is specifically for organisations that are doing something charitable and intending to have a public benefit.
If you’ve decided to run your social enterprise as a limited company then you aren’t likely to be eligible for as many sources of funding as CICs (Community Interest Companies), and you’ll be eligible for far less than charities.
This is such a common question, especially now conversion from a CIC (Community Interest Company) to a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) is much easier than it was previously.
If you’re like a lot of social entrepreneurs you might want to expand your reach and work internationally. Having worked in Thailand recently, I thought I’d share how you can set up a charity that works internationally.