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The Emo Trust

  • Due documents received late

  • Income

    £7.8K

    Spending

    £6.7K

  • This charity failed to provide information on its finances within 10 months of its financial year end. This information has now been received.
Charity no. 100025 Date registered. 25/07/2014

Public benefits

Purpose 1. The Relief of Poverty, specifically poverty and suffering in situations around the world where there has been civil unrest, civil war or hardship due to a natural disaster. The Direct Benefit issues from the aid and support which Global Charities are able to bring into these situations. The Trust is able to make regular donations to

these Charities, and from the feedback reports, the trustees are satisfied that this objective is achieved. Recent donations have been made to Tear Fund, Open Doors and the Middle East Christian Organisation, all of which have been active in making a difference in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world for the benefit of displaced and homeless people. These benefits do not lead to harm and there is no benefit to the EMO TRUST. Purpose 2. The Advancement of Education, specifically Religious Education by donating to ‘Scripture Union’ an organisation working with schools and to a College operating in Northern Ireland, the ‘Belfast Bible College.’ The Direct Benefit from the work of Scripture Union in Schools is in helping with religious instruction in school assemblies and in after school Scripture Union Groups for Biblical Teaching. The Trust has a particular interest in the schools in East Belfast. Feedback from Scripture Union confirms that there has been benefit in many schools in East Belfast including Special Care Schools with benefit to both pupils and staff. The benefits do not lead to harm and there is no benefit to the EMO TRUST. There is Direct Benefit also to the students attending the Belfast Bible College. The student body is international and church leaders, pastors and missionaries are trained for Christian service both in Ireland and throughout the world. Regular reports from the College confirm the benefit students enjoy from their years in training. The benefits do not lead to harm and there is no benefit to the EMO TRUST. Purpose 3. The Advancement of Christianity, specifically within one Community in Northern Ireland. and also with some Overseas Missionary Organisations. The Direct Benefit is within the Dundonald community through the activities of Dundonald Parish Church (St. Elizabeth’s). The Parish is half way through a five year “LINK” project (mid 2012-mid 2017) linking church with the community by door-to-door visits throughout the local community in an endeavour to identify community needs and make provision for them. Mothers and toddlers, the youth and the elderly are all benefitting from new projects and other projects are planned. All of these groups have expressed appreciation of the benefit they have experienced in support and friendship. The benefits do not lead to harm and there is no benefit to the EMO TRUST. The Direct Benefit of donations made to Overseas Missionary Organisations, for example Mission Africa in recent years has been, a. the certified decline of the HIV/Aids epidemic which has resulted from the instruction and education in preventive measures. b. the successful training of senior Nigerian Church leaders and pastors to consolidate the National Church. The benefit is evidenced by the number of well qualified Church leaders. The benefits do not lead to harm and there is not benefit to the EMO TRUST. Purpose 4. Any other purpose of a charitable nature beneficial to the community, these include donations to various health support charities and the vital RNLI services in the saving of life. The Direct Benefit gained by the terminally ill, those who suffer from chest, heart and stroke conditions and other similar supporting charities is immense and these are well documented in the various charity reports. The Direct benefit of the work of the RNLI is also very well documented. These benefits do not lead to harm and are of no benefit to the EMO TRUST.

What your organisation does

THE EMO TRUST was set up in 1985 as a small family TRUST FUND to facilitate easy transfer of funds to any number of Charities which benefit the local community and those Charities which bring assistance to those in need globally. The OBJECTIVES include: a. The advancement of Christianity in Ireland and abroad. b. The relief of poverty in Ireland

and overseas. c. To support voluntary organisations which give support to those with chronic or incurable illness and those engaged in the saving of life in Ireland and within the United Kingdom/

The charity’s classifications

  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of religion
  • The advancement of health or the saving of lives

Who the charity helps

  • Addictions (drug/solvent/alcohol abuse)
  • General public
  • Homelessness
  • Overseas/developing countries
  • Specific areas of deprivation

How the charity works

  • Education/training
  • Grant making
  • Overseas aid/famine relief
  • Religious activities

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 05 April 2017

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 05 April 2016

Charity accounts

Charitable purposes

Purpose 1. The Relief of Poverty, specifically poverty and suffering in situations around the world where there has been civil unrest, civil war or hardship due to a natural disaster. Purpose 2. The Advancement of Education, specifically Heligious Education by donating to 'Scripture Union' an organisation working with schools and to a College operating in Northern lreland, the'Belfast Bible College.' Purpose 3. The Advancement of Christianity, in particular among people of Northern lreland, but also overseas as the Trustees may determine. Purpose 4. Any other purpose of a charitable nature beneficialto the community, these include donations to various health support charities and the vital RNLI services in the saving of life.

Governing document

TrustDeed

Other name

  • 2 Trustees
  • 0 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Dr Oswald H.A. Mitchell, Doctors Surgery, 75 Milecross Road, Newtownards, County Down., BT23 4SR

Trustee board

Trustee
Mr Ian H.A. Mitchell
Dr Oswald H.A. Mitchell

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • In Ireland
  • In Northern Ireland
  • Internationally
  • Democratic Republic Of The Congo
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Sudan