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Apostolic Work Down & Connor

  • Status

    Received: on time

  • Income


  • Spending


Charity no. 102490 Date registered. 02/07/2015

Public benefits

The beneficiaries of the charity are the general public. The direct benefits which flow from the purpose include the development of activities that lead to a reduction in poverty and deprivation and to better conditions e.g. providing financial support to communities in need. Another direct benefit is the provision of better equipment and an

opportunity to be properly diagnosed. Financial support is provided to clinics, which leads to a better standard of living. These benefits are demonstrated through the churches which are then able to reach out to their communities. In relation to the second purpose, through involvement with our charity members’ horizons are broadened and enhanced by making them aware of the poverty and suffering in the developing world, encouraging them in their fund raising efforts and identifying and providing help to the poor and needy in those areas of the world. There is no harm or private benefit from the purposes of the organisation.

What your organisation does

The spiritual dimension of Apostolic Work makes us different from many other aid agencies. We are one of the few organisations which actually supports priests, sisters and brothers in their spiritual and pastoral work. Supporting individuals already working in the area means that no one needs to travel and evaluate the projects because the

missionary knows the exact need of the area and local people. Our aim is to advance Christianity, the relief of poverty, the preservation of health, advance education and help to decrease criminal behaviour. The financial requests are many and varied such as helping to build churches, hospitals and schools, supporting catechist, supplying Sacred Vessels, supplying food, medicines and clean water and helping with the educational needs of children, young people and adults.

The charity’s classifications

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

Who the charity helps

  • Addictions (drug/solvent/alcohol abuse)
  • Adult training
  • Asylum seekers/refugees
  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • Ex-offenders and prisoners
  • Hiv/aids
  • Homelessness
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Overseas/developing countries
  • Preschool (0-5 year olds)
  • Specific areas of deprivation
  • Unemployed/low income
  • Volunteers
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Accommodation/housing
  • Community development
  • Community transport
  • Counselling/support
  • Disability
  • Education/training
  • General charitable purposes
  • Medical/health/sickness
  • Overseas aid/famine relief
  • Playgroup/after schools
  • Relief of poverty
  • Religious activities
  • Volunteer development
  • Youth development

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 30 November 2023

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Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 30 November 2021

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Charitable purposes

To share in the missionary Apostolate of the Church by prayer, and by supplying material and financial aid in those areas where the Church is not yet fully established. To sanctify members' lives by their participation in Apostolic Work

Governing document


Other name

Apostolic Work Down & Connor
  • 4 Trustees
  • 2 Employees
  • 20 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Mrs Mary Mcgrath, 156 Cliftonpark Avenue, Belfast, BT14 6DT

Trustee board

Mrs Mary Mcgrath
Mrs Geraldine Goodall
Mrs Josephine O'boyle
Mrs Patricia White

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Internationally
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • China
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe