February 19, 2017 by admin
Community Interest Organisation one step nearerer
Good News ! Several wonderful Trustees are now coming forwards to help set up a Community Interest Organisation (CIO ) or Comunity Interest company (CIC ) to support the publishing of the book about John Oliver’s extraordinary life.
Their valuable support will give a sound financial governance, and the project will benefit from a range of expertise in the trustees.
If you would like to become a Trustee please phone to discuss with Frances on 07903 559 888. Meetings will be held mainly in Faversham , but possibly also via Email, SKYPE or Hangouts.
Following a course I attended recently in Eastbourne by A-N Magazine, I am planning a travelling Art Exhibition and talks which will link the Medway , Swale, Sheppey , Essex and Thamside communities where John worked and lived.
If there are any surplus funds once the book is published the CIO will work with the Faversham Creek Trust which will be offering apprenticeships in traditional boat building. Grants could be made to Apprentices with disabilities where they have finanicial hardship or additional needs. Alternatively, surplus funds could help disabled people to learn to sail.