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Oasis - Caring In Action

  • Income

    £1.1M

  • Spending

    £936.1K

Charity no. 100881 Date registered. 01/04/2015

Public benefits

The directors believe that our purposes satisfy both the elements of the public benefit statement. The first purpose as stated in our governing document is : "to relieve poverty and provide facilities in the interests of Social Welfare using a community development process with the object of improving the conditions of life for the inhabitants of

Northern Ireland (mainly East Belfast) and its environs and, working with partners in other disadvantaged areas of the world." The direct benefits which flow from this purpose include improved self-esteem and social inclusion for the beneficiaries. These benefits are demonstrated through feedback from service users, members of the public and regular evaluation by funding and regulatory bodies. There is no harm arising from this purpose. The beneficiaries of this purpose are people living in Northern Ireland, and in other areas of the world, who suffer the effects deprivation. The second purpose as stated in our governing document is : "to advance the education of the public in Northern Ireland and elsewhere using a community development process in the domestic skills of painting and decorating, house maintenance and repairs, gardening, health, provision of early years services, senior citizens' clubs, training, befriending the elderly and in the conservation of Northern Ireland (mainly East Belfast) and its environs and, working with partners in other disadvantaged areas of the world." The direct benefits which flow from this purpose include an increased level of life-skills and social inclusion for beneficiaries. These benefits are demonstrated through feedback from service users, members of the public and regular evaluation by funding and regulatory bodies. There is no harm arising from this purpose. The beneficiaries of this purpose are people living in Northern Ireland, and in other areas of the world, who are in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage. A private benefit to directors may arise from training in good governance. Through this training, skills may be gained which are transferable to other settings. These benefits are incidental and necessary to ensure the purposes of the charity are achieved.

What your organisation does

Projects of Oasis Caring In Action include the following: Early Years – provision of child care from birth to school age, after schools programs, summer schemes, and intervention projects across Inner East Belfast Imago – a befriending service for those suffering mild to moderate mental ill health, mainly in East Belfast Recall – a befriending and

support service for the elderly and vulnerable in Castlereagh, South & East Belfast. PYT TEAM programme a programme designed for 18 to 24 Year olds to help them build their self esteem teaching them how to operate as a team and get ready for employment whilst reaching out to their community through community projects Antrim – support project for youth aged 14-16 in Antrim who have disengaged with the mainstream education system. Inner East Local Area Network – a network of community development organisations for Inner East Belfast working together on community relations projects The following social enterprise projects are complementary to the core work of the charity, and any profits generated are put into the work of Oasis Caring In Action, while also providing employment opportunities for our service users. They are all run in separate companies limited by guarantee, and hence do not form part of the charity itself. Oasis Housing – registered social landlord project providing low-income people with good-quality accommodation in Inner East Belfast

The charity’s classifications

  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

Who the charity helps

  • Adult training
  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • Ex-offenders and prisoners
  • General public
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Overseas/developing countries
  • Parents
  • Preschool (0-5 year olds)
  • Women
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Accommodation/housing
  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Community development
  • Community enterprise
  • Counselling/support
  • Education/training
  • Playgroup/after schools
  • Relief of poverty

This display is a broad summary of the charity’s financial information. For a full understanding of the charity’s finances, the reader should view the PDF accounts and reports under the Documents tab above.

Income

£1.1M

Spending

£936.1K

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2020

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2019

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2018

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

1. to relieve poverty and provide facilities in the interests of Social Welfare using a community development process with the object of improving the conditions of life for the inhabitants of Northern Ireland (mainly East Belfast) and its environs and, working with partners in other disadvantaged areas of the world; 2. to advance the education of the public in Northern Ireland and elsewhere using a community development process in the domestic skills of painting and decorating, house maintenance and repairs, gardening, health, provision of early years services, senior citizens' clubs, training, befriending the elderly and in the conservation of Northern Ireland (mainly East Belfast) and its environs and, working with partners in other disadvantaged areas of the world;

Governing document

Memorandum and Articles

Other name

  • 5 Trustees
  • 50 Employees
  • 50 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Stephen Cruise, 81- 83 Castlereagh Street, Belfast, BT5 4NF

Trustee board

Trustee
Mr James Mckay
Michael Patterson
Donald
Mr Stephen Todd
Mr Paddy Manning

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland