Fal Fishery Cooperative CIC are seeking new Trustees…
Fal Fishery Cooperative CIC is Cooperative of Sailors, Oyster Gatherers, Merchants, Students, Researchers, Marine Biologists, Climate Carers, MP’s and International Authorities
The CIC was incorporated in 2019 to bridge the gap between the unique heritage hand, sail & oar industry, and the missing scientific data evidence, that is needed to protect the critically endangered species and the fragile marine habitat.
One of the greatest challenges in recent years, is the unlawful pollution of our waters by disrespectful water companies, and while the constant news headlines will hopefully lead to prosecutions and eventually a much cleaner marine environment for future generations, it is a monumental mountain to climb to achieve that.
Fal Fishery Cooperative are seeking new trustees to work alongside the existing team who feel passionate about everything we believe in, and can offer expertise to assist in making sure we are supported financially for years to come
There is a vast landscape of funding out there and we believe that the CIC is addressing a great many challenges that the funders like to see, whether that is reducing carbon emissions, or protecting marine species, or improving the local community’s chance of survival in these difficult cost of living times.
We do rely on funding, whether that be the local community via Crowdfunder support, or whether it be scientific research or community or innovation funding, either way there is always a significant amount of time required to explore the funding landscape, make applications in what is often a short time frame, and deliver/monitor/report projects that are successfully supported.
Fal Fishery Cooperative has had some excellent coverage and visibility of the work we do, including: BBC Countryfile and Rick Steins Cornwall, ITV’s Julia Bradbury Walks Devon & Cornwall as well as local and national coverage in the news with most of this achieved with our very small team.
Now the time is right to seek further support and increase our volunteer trustee programme to ensure we build on this solid platform to match our ambitions, both for the planet and the people
We would gratefully encourage anyone, with a background in education, marine research, funding applications, finance, social media, and working afloat, to apply.
We also encourage those from the local communities, Mylor/Falmouth/Cornwall/Southwest/UK but are very open to those based further afield, as different time zones do provide longer working hours in the 24hr day, and much of our work is administration that can easily be done from home.
The CIC is seeking between two and five new trustees who will become non-executive directors of the well-established not-for-profit organisation, which is ‘limited by guarantee and not by shareholdings’. Each director must commit to paying £1 if the company ceases trading, in addition the ‘assets are locked’ and will be passed to the Fisherman’s Mission, if the CIC is wound up, there are no other implications, and we are not seeking investors nor investment.
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