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U3a Foyle

  • Income

    £167.7K

  • Spending

    £213.5K

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 100018 Date registered. 13/12/2013

Public benefits

Our mission is to provide a programme of educational, recreational, and social activities in a safe and friendly environment to enable men and women to enjoy active living in their later years. Our vision is that all participants in our programme reach their full potential in leading active and fulfilling lifestyles in society. Our overarching

Values are: Dignity and respect – we take care that all participants are treated with dignity and respect Inclusiveness – membership is open to all retirees and semi-retirees who wish to participate in our programme Empowerment – members are encouraged to actively participate in the running of our organisation as part of our self-help ethos Partnership - we recognise the value of working constructively with similar groups and relevant organisations to enhance an Active Ageing experience Accountability and transparency – we ensure that these values cut through all aspects of our organisation Quality – we seek to provide a service of the highest quality

What your organisation does

U3A Foyle is a self-help organisation for retired people. We provide a full Active Ageing programme of educational courses, recreational and sporting activities and social events which aim to keep men and women healthy, active, involved and included in their later years. The Active Ageing & Living programme is offered throughout the year, Monday

to Friday. Our ethos is based on the delivery of shared and peer learning. We have high participation levels with over 700 members partaking in over 75 different classes, courses and activities. Members play the major role in administration and operation of the organisation with over 100 volunteers serving on the Board, various committees and hosting the roles necessary to deliver the programme effectively. Members hail from a variety of social, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. We continue to reach out to older people in all parts of the community and environs who are isolated and disadvantaged to include them in activities whilst enhancing their overall mental health and well being. The planning and delivery of the programmes is member-led ensuring all activities are relevant and pertinent to the group. Our mission is to provide a programme of educational, recreational, and social activities in a safe and friendly environment to enable men and women to enjoy active living in their later years.

The charity’s classifications

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

Who the charity helps

  • Carers
  • Older people
  • Volunteers

How the charity works

  • Arts
  • Education/training
  • Sport/recreation

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2017

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2016

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2015

Charity accounts

Charitable purposes

The Company's objects are to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of the North West of Ireland without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political, religious or other opinions, by associating together the said inhabitants and the local authorities, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education of the public, and, in particular, the education of the middled aged and older people who are not in gainful employment, and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants.

Governing document

Memorandum

Other name

  • 19 Trustees
  • 4 Employees
  • 100 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Ms Christine O'kane, U 3 A Foyle, Pascal Mcdonald House, Gransha Park, Londonderry, BT47 6TG

Trustee board

Trustee
Mr Robert Coull
Mr Patrick Deery
Mr David Hill
Mr John Magee
Miss Helen Mcnicholl
Mrs Rosemary O'donnell
Mr Daniel Mc Neill
Mrs Avril Alexander
Mr Bernard O'kane
Mr Thomas Dunbar
Mrs Geraldine Kelley
Mr Martin Mcdaid
Mrs Cathy Mccay
Ms Seanaid Mccullagh

List of regions

  • Causeway Coast And Glens District Council
  • Derry City And Strabane District Council