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North West Play Resource Centre

  • Income

    £705.1K

  • Spending

    £781.9K

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 100119 Date registered. 02/10/2014

Public benefits

Public Benefit Statement The trustees believe that all three of our purposes satisfy both elements of the public benefit requirement. Purpose 1 The direct benefits which flow from this purpose include access to artistic products and services of significant artistic merit which are performed, exhibited, broadcasted and which provide

entertainment and positive social activity. These benefits are demonstrated through reviews from media, feedback from audience members, and regular independent evaluation of our services. These benefits are not harmful. Purpose 2 The direct benefits which flow from this purpose include improved educational outcomes including greater levels of art form skills, essential skills, confidence, creativity esteem and social inclusion. These benefits are demonstrated through completion and pass rates for educational training courses, feedback from tutors & participants, and regular independent evaluation of our services. These benefits are not harmful. Purpose 3 The direct benefits which flow from this purpose include improved community relations outcomes including greater abilities to engage with and positively resolve issues arising from The Troubles in Northern Ireland. These benefits are demonstrated through feedback from facilitators & participants, and regular independent evaluation of our services. These benefits are not harmful. The beneficiaries of all our purposes are people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds from throughout Northern Ireland. A private benefit to trustees may arise from our programme of ongoing training in good governance, finance etc. Through this training trustees 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.

What your organisation does

THEATRE: Each year The Playhouse hosts more than 150 nights of theatre, opera, music, comedy, dance & children’s entertainment to audiences of over 15,000 people. The Playhouse also commissions, produces and tours contemporary theatre that resonates with a wide range of audiences. Its work has been seen in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland,

Glasgow, London, Netherlands, Belgium and USA to critical acclaim. EDUCATION & OUTREACH: Each year The Playhouse enables hundreds of people to achieve Open College Network qualifications in the arts, and delivers hundreds of classes in drama, visual, arts, dance and music to thousands of people of all ages and abilities from communities throughout Northern Ireland. COMMUNITY RELATIONS: The Playhouse works in some of the most divided and deprived neighbourhoods throughout Northern Ireland, and has a 21 year track record of using arts activity to promote healing, understanding, reconciliation and transformation.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • The advancement of the arts, culture, heritage or science
  • The advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation or the promotion of religious or racial harmony or equality and diversity

Who the charity helps

  • Adult training
  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • Community safety/crime prevention
  • Ex-offenders and prisoners
  • General public
  • Interface communities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Older people
  • Physical disabilities
  • Preschool (0-5 year olds)
  • Sensory disabilities
  • Specific areas of deprivation
  • Unemployed/low income
  • Women
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Arts
  • Community development
  • Criminal justice
  • Cross-border/cross-community
  • Cultural
  • Disability
  • Education/training
  • Heritage/historical
  • Youth development

This display is a broad summary of the charity’s financial information. For a full understanding of the charity’s finances, the reader should view the PDF accounts and reports under the Documents tab above.

Income

£705.1K

Spending

£781.9K

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

Charity accounts

Charitable purposes

The Company's objects are to encourage and assist in the provision of resources and facilities for:- (i) Artistic, creative and recreational activities for people of all ages which will improve their conditions of life by promoting their social, physical, emotional and intellectual well being, as well as their individual creativity, without unfairly discriminating on the grounds of sex, political opinion, religious conviction, race, national origin, language, ability, social or economic background. (ii) Educational programmes for people of all ages that use artistic processes as a basis to promote skills development, improvements to confidence, capacity, motivation, communication skills, employability and other personal qualities, and improvements to individual and community capacity through the use of in-house and outreach creative programmes, publications and other media without unfairly discriminating on the grounds of sex, political opinion, religious conviction, race, national origin, language, ability, social or economic background. (iii) Peace building programmes for people of all ages that use artistic processes as a basis to explore and improve community relations issues by enabling people to tell their stories, deconstruct scenes, events and attitudes, learn about & empathize with attitudes and motivations that may be different, mourn loss, address injustice, dispense with hate and bitterness, build trust, confidence, esteem, interdependency, tolerance, empathy, understanding, and stimulate imaginations to envisage a positive shared future through the use of in-house and outreach creative programmes, publications and other media promotion without unfairly discriminating on the grounds of sex, political opinion, religious conviction, race, national origin, language, ability, social or economic background.

Governing document

Memorandum

Other name

  • 9 Trustees
  • 28 Employees
  • 15 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Mr Niall Mccaughan, The Playhouse, 5-7 Artillery Street, Londonderry, BT48 6RG

Trustee board

Trustee
Ms Margie Bernard
Ms Elaine Way
Mr Niall Birthistle
Mr Ruairi O'kane
Mr Paul Gosling
Ms Shauna Kelpie
Ms Deirdre Mahon
Mr John Buckley
Mr Mike Moriarty

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland