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West Belfast Projects

  • Income

    £4.9K

  • Spending

    £3.2K

Charity no. 100497 Date registered. 19/09/2014

Public benefits

1. To provide Personal Development to people living with depression, stress, relational difficulties, low self-esteem, social exclusion, addictions, loneliness, in Northern Ireland. 2. To provide Positive Mental health to people living with depression, stress, relational difficulties, low self-esteem, social exclusion, addictions, loneliness, in

Northern Ireland. 3. To provide Physical Activities to people living with depression, stress, relational difficulties, low self-esteem, social exclusion, addictions, loneliness, in Northern Ireland. 4. To provide Advancement of Health, Well-being and Education to people living with depression, stress, relational difficulties, low self-esteem, social exclusion, addictions, loneliness, in Northern Ireland. The trustees believe that our purposes satisfy elements of the public benefit requirement. Purpose 1 The direct benefits which flow from Personal Development include increased confidence, self-esteem, a decrease in loneliness, improved personal identity, a sense of purpose, social belonging and inclusion within a group. These benefits will be demonstrated through feedback from those who participate in our programmes. Statistics from Government bodies and the mental health foundation in the UK prove the benefits of personal development This purpose does not lead to harm. Purpose 2 Public Benefit West Belfast Projects The direct benefits which flow from Positive Mental Health include a reduction in health problems caused by depression, a reduced burden on local GP surgeries, less dependency on prescription medication, improved quality of life, social inclusion, less stress on families and friends. These benefits will be demonstrated through feedback from those who participate in our programmes. This purpose does not lead to harm. Purpose 3 The direct benefits which flow from Physical Activities include an increase fitness level, improved wellbeing, a reduction of social exclusion, developing hobbies and pastimes, increased skills and abilities, improved quality of life, improved health, a reduced burden of local GP surgeries, increased self-worth and increased confidence. These benefits will be demonstrated through feedback from those who participate in our programmes. This purpose does not lead to harm. Purpose 4 The direct benefits which flow from Advancement of Health, Well-being and Education include improving skills and educational opportunities, improved quality of life, a decrease in mental health issues, a reduction in dependency on mediation, building life skills, handing on of skills, mentoring, a decrease in poverty, a decrease in addiction to drugs and alcohol through education, activities and programmes. These benefits will be demonstrated through feedback from those who participate in our programmes. This purpose does not lead to harm. The charity’s beneficiaries are people living in Northern Ireland The charity’s beneficiaries also include individuals and their families within, but not exclusively, West and North Belfast. The only private benefit flowing from the charities purposes are ongoing training of trustees and volunteers. The trustees and volunteers will gain skills to better fulfil the charities purposes. This is incidental and necessary to ensure benefit is provided to beneficiaries.

What your organisation does

We run projects to promote mental and physical health, reduce mental stress, isolation, and relief of poverty through the foodbank, school, youth, and community programmes. The promotion of health and wellbeing benefits families and therefore their local communities. We support, help, encourage, and build each other up to help alleviate and

reduce mental health issues, poverty, isolation and stress via practical help and signposting to other organisations, community groups and statutory bodies for further help, assistance or professional intervention. We provide a safe, non-judgemental environment based on an understanding of personal, mental, and physical wellbeing. We develop and run holistic programmes for the betterment, education, encouragement, empowerment, and self-esteem of the community at large. We assist and support our volunteers to achieve these goals for themselves and the wider community. We promote and develop - social engagement schemes for the betterment of the local community - Educational and skill programmes for individuals and community at large. - positive mental health collaborative interventions. Through the practical outworking of our projects, we aim to alleviate poverty levels and improve mental health through self-awareness, projects, signposting and practical help.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of health or the saving of lives
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development

Who the charity helps

  • Adult training
  • Asylum seekers/refugees
  • Carers
  • Community safety/crime prevention
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Ex-offenders and prisoners
  • General public
  • Homelessness
  • Interface communities
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Parents
  • Specific areas of deprivation
  • Unemployed/low income
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Volunteers
  • Women

How the charity works

  • Community enterprise
  • Counselling/support
  • Cross-border/cross-community
  • Cultural
  • Education/training
  • Environment/sustainable development/conservation
  • General charitable purposes
  • Heritage/historical
  • Relief of poverty
  • Sport/recreation
  • Urban development
  • Volunteer development
  • Youth development

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 01 August 2019

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Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 01 August 2018

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Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 01 August 2017

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Charitable purposes

The Greater Shankill Men Shed is established to promote personal development, positive mental health and physical activities for the benefit of individuals and families from North and West Belfast and it’s surrounding environment in County Antrim (herein after called the area of benefit) to advance the health, well-being and education of its members by providing a safe and happy environment where its members can, in the company of others, (i) pursue hobbies, pastimes and interests, (ii) learn new skills, practise and pass on old skills, (iii) promote their own and other men’s health and well-being, (iv) by their efforts, benefit their families, their friends, The Organization and their local community. (v) promote the mentoring of younger men. (a)To promote and develop an awareness of personal, mental and physical well- being. (b) To develop and run programmes for the betterment, education, encouragement, empowerment, self-esteem of its members, their families and the community at large. (c) To promote and develop social employment schemes for its members, families and the betterment of the community at large. (d) To promote and develop educational and skill programmes for its members, families and the betterment of the community at large.

Governing document

Constitution

Other name

  • 3 Trustees
  • 0 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Tony Meehan, West Belfast Foodbank / West Belfas, Conway Mill, 5-7 Conway Street, Belfast, BT13 2DE

Trustee board

Trustee
Mr David Hutton
Mrs Noreen Grace Meehan
Mrs Lesley Hutton

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland
  • Belfast City Council