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Ballymena North Partnership Limited

  • Income

    £177.3K

  • Spending

    £193.0K

Charity no. 103952 Date registered. 29/02/2016

Public benefits

The public benefit that flows from purpose (1) is the increased efficiency and effectiveness of the community and voluntary organisations that use the Partnership's facilities, resulting in enhanced outcomes and service delivery and, consequently, an improved quality of life for those who benefit from the work of these organisations. The

beneficiaries are the general public. This benefit can be evidenced through monitoring records kept by the Partnership, independent evaluations of the activities and impact of the Partnership and other local community and voluntary organisations, the findings of community surveys and feedback from the beneficiaries. No harm or private benefit arises from this purpose. The public benefits that flow from purpose (2) are: (a) increased opportunities to engage in healthy activities that bring people together, leading to improvement in health, fitness, well-being and fulfilment; (b) enhanced accessibility to facilities and amenities as a consequence of being free or affordable. The beneficiaries are the general public. These benefits can be evidenced from feedback from the participants and from evaluations of the work and impact of the Partnership. No harm or private benefit arises from this purpose. The public benefits that flow from purpose (3) are: (a) a reduction in unemployment, hardship and poverty, leading to a better quality of life for the beneficiaries and consequent improvements in their health and well-being; (b) increased levels of knowledge and transferable vocational skills among employees / work experience trainees, assisting in the creation of a more skilled and qualified community; (c) a greater sense among the beneficiaries of more fulfilled and purposeful lives, resulting in a safer, more stable and cohesive community. The beneficiaries are the general public. These benefits can be evidenced in records kept by various agencies of the number of jobs and work experience opportunities created and the numbers of those who have successfully completed training courses. Evidence can also be found in evaluations of the work and impact of the Partnership and from feedback from the beneficiaries. No harm arises from this purpose. Some private benefit is obtained by the owners of small businesses who rent units on favourable terms, but this is ancillary to the purpose and is greatly outweighed by the gain in public benefit. The public benefits that flow from purpose (4) are: (a) raised awareness and understanding of, and empathy with, people from ethnic minorities or other religions, cultures and beliefs, leading to greater social cohesion and a reduction in tension and conflict; (b) the development of a positive citizenship as a result of raised awareness and understanding and a shared sense of purpose. These benefits can be evidenced by feedback from the participants and the findings of social attitude and community surveys. No harm or private benefit arises from this purpose. The public benefit that flows from purpose (5) is the provision of a safe and stimulating environment for children, assisting each child to develop their capabilities to their full potential, resulting in improved learning outcomes, personal development, social integration and emotional well-being. The beneficiaries are young children and their parents/carers. This benefit can be evidenced by feedback from parents, by the detailed observations and assessments carried out by staff and from evaluations of the work and impact of the Partnership. No harm or private benefit arises from this purpose.

What your organisation does

Ballymena North Partnership provides a sports hall, meeting/training and interview rooms for use by local community groups and voluntary organisations and also for charity fundraising events. Sports activities and health promotion sessions and events are organised in conjunction with other organisations and agencies. Business units are currently

leased. The Partnership has also collaborated with Dunclug College to run business studies sessions. Cross community events - involving local primary schools - and cross border sports activities have been organised in the Partnership's sports hall.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • The advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation or the promotion of religious or racial harmony or equality and diversity
  • Other charitable purposes

Who the charity helps

  • General public
  • Preschool (0-5 year olds)
  • Unemployed/low income
  • Voluntary and community sector

How the charity works

  • Community development
  • Education/training
  • Sport/recreation

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2019

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

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 objects of the Charity shall be the promotion for the public benefit of urban regeneration in the North Ballymena area (the "area of benefit"), being an area of social and economic deprivation, by all or any of the following means:- (1) Advance community development in the area of benefit and in particular the promotion of the community and voluntary sector for the benefit of the public by providing support, information, facilities and amenities to, and promote co-operation between and good practice among, community and voluntary groups. (2) Promote participation in healthy recreation and sports activities by providing sports facilities and other resources and provide recreational facilities for the public at large or for those who by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, poverty or social and economic circumstances, have need of such facilities. (3) Create training and employment opportunities by the provision of workspace, buildings, and/or land for use on favourable terms. (4) Promote good community relations and social cohesion, racial harmony and equality and diversity. (5) Advance education by the provision of childcare facilities.

Governing document

Memorandum and Articles

Other name

  • 8 Trustees
  • 7 Employees
  • 1 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Mr Robert James Mccahon, Ballymena North Business &, Recreation Centre, 120 Cushendall Road, Ballymena, County Antrim, BT43 6HB

Trustee board

Trustee
Mr Colum Raymond Best Diploma In Management
Mr Patrick Joseph Mcavoy
Mr Clifford Barry Gordon
Mr Maurice Turtle Mills Hnc Management And Finance
Mr James Henry
Mr James Ernest Neill Armstrong Ba Hons In Modern History
Mr Andrew Kennedy
Mr Robert James Mccahon

List of regions

  • Mid And East Antrim Borough Council