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Leafair Community Association

  • Income

    £410.8K

  • Spending

    £386.6K

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 100283 Date registered. 08/08/2014

Public benefits

Purpose One (Education). The direct benefit which flows from this purpose is a more educated and qualified population living within the Outer North Area of the city. The benefits are evidenced from the examination results and from feedback from the participants. There is no harm flowing from this purpose. The beneficiaries of this purpose are

people of all ages living within the Outer North Area. A private benefit to LCA staff is their wages however this is necessary in order to deliver the training programmes and ensure the benefit is provided to our beneficiaries. Purpose Two (Relief of Poverty). The direct benefit which flows from this purpose is a reduction in the impact of poverty on people’s quality of life, the prevention of poverty and the physical, social, community and economic improvements within the Outer North Area. These benefits are evidenced through official government statistics, feedback from beneficiaries, new community/social physical infrastructure within the area and a regular evaluation of our services. There is no harm flowing from this purpose. The beneficiaries of this purpose are residents living within the Outer North Area and community and voluntary groups based in this area. A private benefit to LCA employees arises by their employment to help LCA deliver our purpose, however this is necessary to ensure the benefit is provided to our beneficiaries. Purpose Three (Health). The direct benefit which flows from this purpose is improved health and well-being. These benefits are evidenced through feedback from residents/beneficiaries and regular evaluation of our services. The beneficiaries of this purpose are residents of all ages living within the Outer North Area. There is no harm flowing from this purpose. A private benefit of LCA employees (salary) and a range of service providers may arise from the health education programmes however these are necessary to deliver the programmes and ensure the benefit is provided to our beneficiaries. Purpose Four: (Community Development). The direct benefit which flows from this purpose is improved community life, new community infrastructure developed and maintained and new and existing community and voluntary sector groups based within the Outer North Area are developed and maintained so that they can be used by the local community. These benefits are evidenced through feedback from residents/beneficiaries, feedback from community/voluntary groups and regular evaluation of our services. The beneficiaries of this purpose are residents of all ages living within the Outer North Area and community/voluntary groups based within this area. There is no harm flowing from this purpose. A private benefit to LCA staff (salary) may arise however these are necessary to deliver the purpose and ensure the benefit is provided to our beneficiaries.

What your organisation does

The Leafair Community Association (LCA) is a voluntary and charitable organisation based within Culmore SOA 2 and was set up in April 1994 with the core aim of enabling local people who have been excluded from life chances to live fuller lives and participate in their community. LCA operate from their community owned / managed community centre

commonly referred to as ‘Skeoge House’ which encompasses a reception area, office space, a computer suite, a communal/training room, an arts and cultural hub and a communal kitchen. Core activities/services at Skeoge House include the Senior Citizens Luncheon Club, an IT Computer Hub, training/education programmes for adults, trainee employment opportunities through a range of Government employment initiatives such as new Deal and Steps to Work, a men’s health programme, the FORWARD Project in partnership with the Carson project in Ballymena, youth project in partnership with WE&LB and NRP’s and general community development activities which include environmental improvement projects, community allotment programme (CAP), summer festival programme and a range of social/recreational activities throughout the year. Leafair Community Association also facilitate public meetings so to address community issues as they arise, actively liaise, work with or support a range of local agencies throughout the Outer North Area of the city and accommodate a range of agencies on a weekly basis and these include Skeoge House Women’s Group, Alcohol Anonymous aftercare project, Off The Streets Youth Initiative who utilise the premises to provide youth diversionary activities for teenagers in the area and the North West Regional College who utilise ‘Skeoge House’ as an outreach Centre for local and accessible further education programmes.

The charity’s classifications

  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of health or the saving of lives
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development

Who the charity helps

  • Adult training
  • Ex-offenders and prisoners
  • General public
  • Men
  • Older people
  • Parents
  • Specific areas of deprivation
  • Tenants
  • Unemployed/low income
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Community development
  • Community transport
  • Cultural
  • Education/training
  • Relief of poverty
  • Sport/recreation
  • 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

£410.8K

Spending

£386.6K

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

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2016

Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The purposes of Leafair Community Association are stated at clauses 2 and 2.2 of their constitution. The Association is established to; • Relieve poverty and to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of the Leafair area and district area of Co. Derry and its environs without distinction of age sex race political religious or other opinion by associating the stattory authorities voluntary organisations and inhabitants in a common effort to advance education to promotion of health and well being and to provide facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation or other leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants; • To maintain and manage the centre or to cooperate with any loval statutory authority in the maintenance and management of such a centre for activities promoted by the Association and its constituent bodies in furtherance of the above objects.

Governing document

Constitution

Other name

  • 8 Trustees
  • 7 Employees
  • 14 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Leafair Community Association, 60A Leafair Park, Londonderry., BT48 8JT

Trustee board

Trustee
Ms Yvonne Graham
Mrs Julie Mc Donald
Mr Louis Mc Clenaghan
Mr Liam Griffin
Mrs Ann Gallagher
Mr Michael Gallagher
Pat Carlin
Mr Gerry Mcmonagle

List of regions

  • Derry City And Strabane District Council