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The Lakes Vineyard Church

  • Status

    Received: 89 days late

  • Income


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Charity no. 102556 Date registered. 09/06/2015

Public benefits

The direct benefits which flow from our purposes to our beneficiaries: Purposes 1 and 2: We recognise there are public as well as personal benefits associated with religious practice and that the fostering of spirituality through Christianity itself provides an inherent benefit to society (through for example the potential for general moral

improvement in society). The public benefits from an increased awareness and understanding of religious beliefs and practices, missionary and outreach work, religious communication and ecumenical and interfaith activity. Those who attend our activities derive benefit from the public worship and teaching provided – being encouraged in their spiritual development. The community at large benefits through the behaviour of those in attendance – as they live a lifestyle in line with the teachings of the Christian faith. The volunteers involved (made up of people from the local community) will benefit through their active participation in a wide range of roles – they are able to connect in community with other like-minded people and share a sense of having helped others. We promote family stability and wellbeing, and increased ability to contribute positively to society for those attending. Purpose 3: We provide support and guidance to those activities of our members that seek to promote, in Enniskillen and the surrounding areas, good health through work as a local food bank as well as direct provision to new mothers with needed essentials. The church runs activities promoting good financial management to alleviate financial hardship and poverty which then further signposts individuals to receive actual support as well as opportunities to participate in prayer to relieve sickness. Purpose 4: We carry out acts of social concern to benefit persons in Enniskillen and the surrounding area in the advancement of equality and diversity and the promotion of religious and racial harmony. Providing improved community relations, intercultural cohesion, and an increase in understanding of cross cultural and multi-religious views creating a common ground and sense of belonging through provision of bi-weekly meetings in the local community. The benefit of such support and guidance is to enable those members to be better able to serve in the local community. Harm/Unintended beneficiaries: We would highlight that access to all our activities are free of charge and open to everyone. We have assessed our purposes and our activities and believe there is no harm arising from them. There is a potential harm of creating a cycle of dependency in relieving financial hardship directly through gifts. However this does not outweigh the public benefit as we also provide additional services for long term life skills to educate through situations. We employ staff as a necessary function of satisfying our purposes/carrying out our activities and apart from these employees there are no other unintended beneficiaries. Evidence of direct benefits: We seek to ensure our activities are making a difference by asking for regular feedback from participants. We utilise a range of different methods – starting with verbal conversations and anecdotal observation (of the change in people’s lives) running right through to more formalised written evaluation forms. We monitor and record a significant quantity of statistics relating to (for example) the number of people who attend our primary activities. Beneficiaries: All activities discussed above are open to the public without discrimination and aimed mainly within Enniskillen and the greater surrounding area though some elements listed above have worldwide activities. All acts are completely voluntary. Activities are monitored for growth in participation and have opportunities for feedback from members.

What your organisation does

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The charity’s classifications

  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of religion
  • 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

  • Ethnic minorities
  • Ex-offenders and prisoners
  • General public
  • Homelessness
  • Older people
  • Parents
  • Physical disabilities
  • Unemployed/low income

How the charity works

  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Counselling/support
  • Cross-border/cross-community
  • Human rights/equality
  • Relief of poverty
  • Religious activities
  • Welfare/benevolent

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Charitable purposes

The charity’s objects are for the public benefit and are restricted to the following: (a) to advance the Chrstian Faith in accordance with the statement of Beliefs in the Schedule to the Articles hereto attached including but not by way of limitation through the planning of other Vineyard churches in such ways and in such parts of Enniskillen, the United Kingdom or the world as the Trustees from time to time may think fit: (b) to further Christian education in such parts of Enniskillen, the United Kingdom and the world as the trustees may from time to time think fit: (c) to relieve sickness, financial hardship and poverty and to promote and preserve good health by the provision of funds, goods or services of any kind, including through the provision of counseling, training in life skills and support in such parts of Enniskillen, the United Kingdom or the world as the trustees from time to time may think fit: (d) to further or benefit the residents of Enniskillen and surrounding area without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of policital, religious or other opinions by associating together the said residents and the local authorities, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation leisure time occupation with the objectives of improving the conditions of life for the residents.

Governing document

Memorandum and Articles

Other name

The Lakes Vineyard
  • 4 Trustees
  • 1 Employees
  • 17 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • John Shades, Beech Lodge, Enniskillen Road, County Fermanagh, Beech Lodge, Enniskillen Road, BT94 2BD

Trustee board

Andrew Quill
Miss Sherol Loane
Charlene Shades
Hugh Reid

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland
  • Fermanagh And Omagh District Council