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Strabane Community Project Ltd

Charity no. 103666 Date registered. 16/03/2016

Public benefits

Strabane Community Project (SCP) provides a three course, freshly made hot meal that is delivered to those who are housebound, vulnerable and older with a 15 mile radius of the Strabane town. This service is available from Monday to Friday, with a further option to have a chill blast meal delivered on Fridays for the weekend. This is at an

affordable rate which is supported by grant aid from WHSCT. Strabane Community Project also have a community transport service so that meals can be delivered and residents of Strabane can be collected to avail of the Luncheon Club services which are situated in St Patrick’s hall. The luncheon club supports those who are vulnerable, isolated and are older and provides a three course hot meal from Monday- Friday at a reasonable rate, some with the support of social services. Strabane Community Project supply shops in the Strabane district with fuel stamps to sell to residents to reduce fuel poverty and reduce food poverty by having a food bank where residents from Strabane, Derry and Omagh can avail of an emergency 3 day food parcel along with support services that educate and empower individuals to not become reliant of said services. SCP provide a handyman service, telephone alert service and befriending service in Strabane and Derry where older and vulnerable individuals can remain independently in their homes and remain inclusive in their community. A sitting service is provided in partnership with WHSCT for carers in the community to have respite. SCP have a charity shop which is a community enterprise where by all funds can be invested in services that SCP implement. SCP works in partnership with agencies such as Probation Board Northern Ireland to reduce reoffending and increase active citizenship. SCP's support the public in the following ways To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Strabane and the North West area, including its cross-border hinterland, without distinction of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, or political, religious or other opinion by associating with the statutory authorities, voluntary and community organisations and inhabitants in a common effort demonstrating the benefit outweighs the possibility of harm. Strabane Community Project’s charity work supports the public in the following way: To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Strabane and the North West area, including its cross-border hinterland, (the “area of benefit”) without distinction of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, or political, religious or other opinion by associating with the statutory authorities, voluntary and community organisations and inhabitants in a common effort to: (1) Relieve those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship, isolation, exclusion or other disadvantage by providing all or any of the following: (a) meals on wheels service; (b) Luncheon club facilities; (c) community transport facilities; (d) benefits advisory and support service: (e) respite services for carers; (f) other support services for those in need which include fuel stamps saving scheme for residents and North West Area Food Bank +, educational training for older individuals and staff and volunteers of Strabane Community Project and residents of Derry City and Strabane District Council Area (2) Advance education by organising and/or delivering educational and training courses and support services to learners. (3) Promote health and well-being by the provision of information, advice and the delivery of community health promotion programmes. (4) Provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and other leisure time occupations. (5) Advance community development and promote social enterprises. (6) Promote such other charitable purposes as may from time to time be determined. There is no private gain flowing from Strabane Community Project’s purpose. We have identified only incidental benefit.

What your organisation does

Strabane Community Project (SCP) provides a three course, freshly made hot meal that is delivered to those who are housebound, vulnerable and older within a 15 mile radius of Strabane Town. This service is available from Monday to Friday, with a further option to have a chill blast meal delivered on Fridays for the weekend. This is at an affordable

rate which is supported by grant aid from WHSCT (Western Health and Social Care Trust). Strabane Community Project also have a community transport service so that meals can be delivered and residents of Strabane can be collected to avail of Luncheon club services which are situated in St. Patrick's Hall. The Luncheon Club supports those who are vulnerable, isolated, and older to a three course hot meal from Monday- Friday at a reasonable rate, some with the support of Social services. Strabane Community Project supply shops in the Strabane district with fuel stamps to sell to residents to reduce fuel poverty and reduce food poverty by having a Food Bank where residents from Strabane, Derry and Omagh can avail of an emergency 3 day food parcel along with support services that educate and empower individuals to not become reliant of said service. SCP provide eduacational opportunities for staff, volunteers, placements and service users to enhance and sustain employability and citizenship within Strabane Area.SCP provide a handyvan service, Telephone Alert service and befriending service in Strabane and Derry where older and vulnerable individuals can remain independently in their homes and remain inclusive in their community. A sitting service is provided in partenrship with WHSCT for carers in the community to have respite. SCP have a charity shop which is a community enterprise where by all funds can be invested in services that Strabane Community Project implement.SCP works in partnership with agencies such as PBNI to reduce reoffending and increase active citizenship which the 45 volunteers help to sustain the charity

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of health or the saving of lives
  • 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

  • Carers
  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • Community safety/crime prevention
  • Ex-offenders and prisoners
  • General public
  • Older people
  • Parents
  • Specific areas of deprivation
  • Unemployed/low income
  • Volunteers
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Community development
  • Community enterprise
  • Community transport
  • Counselling/support
  • Economic development
  • Education/training
  • Playgroup/after schools
  • Relief of poverty
  • Rural development
  • Urban development
  • Volunteer development

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2018

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2017

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The Charity’s objects (“Objects”) specifically restricted to the following:- To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Strabane and the North West area, including its cross-border hinterland, (the “area of benefit”) without distinction of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, or political, religious or other opinion by associating with the statutory authorities, voluntary and community organisations and inhabitants in a common effort to: (1) Relieve those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship, isolation, exclusion or other disadvantage by providing all or any of the following: (a) meals on wheels service; (b) luncheon club facilities; (c) community transport facilities; (d) benefits advisory service; (e) respite services for carers; (f) other support services for those in need. (2) Advance education by organising and/or delivering educational and training courses and support services to learners. (3) Promote health and well-being by the provision of information, advice and the delivery of community health promotion programmes. (4) Provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and other leisure time occupations. (5) Advance community development and promote social enterprises. (6) Promote such other charitable purposes as may from time to time be determined.

Governing document

Memorandum and Articles

Other name

  • 9 Trustees
  • 16 Employees
  • 42 Volunteers

Public address

  • Mrs Ursula Gallagher, 42 Barrack Street, Strabane, Barrack Street, 42 Barrack Street, Strabane, BT82 8HD

Trustee board

Trustee
Rev. Fr. Declan Boland
Sr. Carmel Fanning Mbe
Pauline Perry
Mrs Moira Coyle
Mr. Raymond Kirk
Mr. Paddy Coyle
Mr Liam Mc Crossan
Perputla Foley
Patricia Mc Callion

List of regions

  • In Ireland
  • Derry City And Strabane District Council
  • Fermanagh And Omagh District Council