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Lisbarnett & Lisbane Community Association Ltd

  • Income

    £64.8K

  • Spending

    £73.8K

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 103654 Date registered. 29/09/2015

Public benefits

Purpose 1 The direct benefits which flow from this purpose includes access to a community hall and activities to develop community cohesion and provide facilities for the social interaction and leisure time occupation of local residents young and old to improve quality of life and combat social isolation. This is demonstrated by providing a

neutral space to bring together a range of different individuals and groups regardless of religion, ethnicity, age, gender or political opinion. These benefits are demonstrated through the number and background of people using our facilities through feedback from participants and beneficiaries and by the level of update of our activities. The purposes of our charity will not lead to any harm. The Charity’s beneficiaries are people living in Lisbane area and its environs. A private benefit to Trustees may arise from our programme of ongoing training programmes. Through this training Trustees may gain skills and experience which are transferable to other settings. These benefits are incidental and necessary to ensure the benefit is provided to our beneficiaries. Purpose 2 The direct benefits which flows from this purpose include running a range of activities for the benefit of local residents including developing a local village plan for Lisbarnett and Lisbane, art and craft classes, after school club, youth club, family fun night and development of improved playpark facilities all improving the quality of life of local residents. These benefits are demonstrated through the number and background of people taking part in our activities, through feedback from participants and beneficiaries and by the level of update of our activities. The purposes of our charity will not lead to any harm. The Charity’s beneficiaries are people living in Lisbane and Lisbarnett area and its environs. A private benefit to Trustees may arise from participation in activities that are widely available to the local community. Through these activities Trustees may gain skills and experience which are transferable to other settings. These benefits are incidental and necessary to ensure the benefit is provided to our beneficiaries as it develops and maintains good communication between our Trustees and the wider community.

What your organisation does

The Association runs the Community centre as a neutral space for the benefit of the entire community. We are members of various groups including Rural Community Network, NICVA and Playboard and a number of our members are on the Local Action Group for the Rural Development Council. There are three strands to our work: Classes and workshops - we run

classes and workshops to bring together a range of different individuals and groups regardless of religion, ethnicity, age, gender or political opinion. These classes and workshops develop skills eg computer/IT workshops and improve physical and mental well-being eg Yoga, Pilates, Hips, Bums & Tums. We also run groups such as Bridge, Knit & Knatter and Art which combat social isolation. We regularly run information sessions for the community helping to keep them informed eg internet safety talk by PSNI. Young People – We provide After School Care for up to 40 children from over 30 families in the local area providing much needed childcare places in this rural community and enabling parents to work. The Club is registered with Social Services and inspected annually, achieving excellent results, and runs holiday programmes throughout all the school holidays. We also run a youth club for the local young people on a Thursday evening and we run various activities throughout the year eg children’s dance class. Community Development – we have recently completed a village plan to direct our work over the next 5 years. Projects completed to date include playground improvements, an annual family fun day, window boxes and flowers around the village to ‘Brighten Lisbane’ and improved communications through a new website and social media. We are also in constant touch with local political representatives campaigning to improve life in the village demonstrated most recently through the extension of a footpath from the village to our local health centre.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of citizenship or community development

Who the charity helps

  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • General public
  • Older people
  • Parents
  • Volunteers

How the charity works

  • Community development
  • Playgroup/after schools
  • Rural development

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 30 September 2018

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 30 September 2017

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 30 September 2016

Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

Object 1 The Company is established for charitable objects and purposes only and in particular to develop a location in the Lisbane area to be used for community purposes to the intent that same shall be for charitable purposes of benefit to the local community and for public recreation. Object 2 Such further or other charitable purposes for the general benefit of the citizens or inhabitants of Lisbane and Lisbarnett and their environs in County Down as the company may determine.

Governing document

Memorandum and Articles

Other name

LLCA
  • 9 Trustees
  • 7 Employees
  • 20 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Lisbarnett & Lisbane Community Association Ltd, Lisbarnet Community Centre, 16 Lisbarnet Road, Comber, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 6AW

Trustee board

Trustee
Mrs Margaret Finlay
Mr Norman Mckeag
Mrs Patricia Minnis
Miss Patricia Minnis
Mr David Wright
Mr George Mccann
Mr William Weatherup
Mrs Kathryn Callaghan
Mr John Rodgers

List of regions

  • Ards And North Down Borough Council