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New Community Interest Company to launch in Mablethorpe

The Coastal Centre in Victoria Road will be the home of Mablethorpe CIC.

The Coastal Centre in Victoria Road will be the home of Mablethorpe CIC.

 

A new community interest company to help revitalise the coastal area is due to launch itself into the public domain on Valentines Day (February 14).

The official launch of the MAP CIC (Mablethorpe Area Partnership CIC) will take place at the Coastal Centre in Victoria Road in Mablethorpe from 11am-2pm, leaving you with plenty of time to celebrate Valentines Day with your loved one in the evening.

The invitation is open to all businesses in the area to drop in at any time throughout the day to meet the board and find out more about their plans and ambitions for the area.

It is no coincidence that the launch date is Valentines Day as the message this new company wishes to express is they are aiming to be at the heart of the town, supporting Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea and Trusthorpe.

CICs are a new type of company who want to conduct a business or other activity for the benefit of the community rather than private advantage.

MAP CIC will have to declare to the regulator the work it carries out is for the benefit of the community and any money it has is legally tied to the company with any profits raised maintained within the company to ensure it is used for the greater good of the area.

John Clarke, chair of the MAP CIC said: “Moving to a CIC will enable the partnership to become more transparent in the work we are doing, have access to a wider range of funding opportunities and grow the profile of the Partnership.”

Also on February 14, there’s also the opportunity to find out how to advertise on the town website, meet Alan from East Lindsey Voucher Deals and Roy Harper from Skills Reach who can let you know about potential training opportunities for yourself and your staff.

You can also take a look at the 3D printer and laser cutter in action at the Coastal Centre.

It is also your opportunity to learn more about the MAP CIC and share your thoughts for what you would like to see happening in the area.

Businesses based within Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea and Trusthorpe who wish to find out more information, about Mablethorpe CIC and what they can do to help you, please contact Karen Froggatt by e-mail on opsmanager@map-cic.co.uk or by calling 01507 478028.

Or you can check the website for any further info: http://www.map-cic.co.uk.

 

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