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Ashes To Gold

  • Income

    £371.1K

  • Spending

    £122.9K

Charity no. 101209 Date registered. 15/02/2016

Public benefits

The benefits that flow from this purpose are (i) improvement in mental health and wellbeing of our service users; (ii) service users will be supported at critical moments through counselling, mentoring and food & essential supplies services; (iii) service users will be further supported with opportunities to socialise, increase self-esteem and

confidence via therapeutic courses, drop-in sessions and various events and activities; (iv) awareness on poor mental health and support services will be raised in the community.The benefits that flow from this purpose are (i) volunteers, service users and members of the local community will be provided with a safe, secure, and accessible site where they can learn to grow their own food; (ii) opportunities will be provided to volunteers to learn new skills, manage and maintain the site while supporting people in their community. The benefits that flow from this purpose are (i) volunteers, service users and the local community will have an increased awareness on the benefits of growing your own food to both their physical and emotional health; (ii) volunteers, service users and the local community can learn skills and gain experience transferable to future employment; (iii) volunteers, service users and the local community will be provided with the opportunity to engage with nature and green and blue spaces; (iv) volunteers, service users and the local community will be provided with the opportunity for social interaction. The benefits that flow from this purpose include (i) volunteers and service users with no suitable space at home will have the opportunity to learn new skills and grow their own produce in a supported environment; (ii) volunteers and service users with disabilities or complex needs will be provided with accessible space and equipment to learn new skills, gain new experiences in a safe and supported environment; (iii) volunteers and service users can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the site for relaxation and mindfulness exercises. The benefits are evidenced through interpreting data from measuring tools used in counselling and various forms of monitoring and evaluation for each project. The annual numbers of users and enquiries indicate the benefit as does informal feedback during sessions, activities, and events. The trustees are satisfied that any risks associated with our services (emotional or physical) are outweighed by the benefits. The risk of harm is significantly reduced through the provision of training and supervision of staff and volunteers, implementation of safeguarding policies and procedures and the use of risk assessments for each project. There is no private benefit flowing from the purposes or work of Ashes To Gold.

What your organisation does

Our core aim is to provide purposeful activities to individuals in the Causeway Coast and Glens who want to increase their confidence, motivation and self-belief while learning new skills. We focus on supporting people who have special or additional needs, mental health issues, are long-term unemployed or are undertaking community service. We

support our clients by teaching them new skills, providing counselling and empowering them with the ability to make a difference in their lives.

The charity’s classifications

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

Who the charity helps

  • Addictions (drug/solvent/alcohol abuse)
  • Adult training
  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • Community safety/crime prevention
  • Ex-offenders and prisoners
  • General public
  • Homelessness
  • Learning disabilities
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Parents
  • Physical disabilities
  • Sensory disabilities
  • Unemployed/low income
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Community development
  • Counselling/support
  • Cross-border/cross-community
  • Disability
  • Education/training
  • Environment/sustainable development/conservation
  • Medical/health/sickness
  • Relief of poverty
  • Research/evaluation
  • Rural development
  • Sport/recreation
  • Volunteer 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

£371.1K

Spending

£122.9K

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2021

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2020

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2019

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The provision of charitable events and activities for the public benefit of people residing in the Causeway Coast and Glens District with the aim of promoting positive mental health and supporting those in need. In furtherance of its purposes the charity may undertsake the following activities (but is not limited to)- - Create opportunities to develop the land as useful for food production. - Promote the education of food production to those people who have the greatest need in order that they may become productive themselves. - To undertake to provide accessibility to allotments for those who may not have access to land otherwise.

Governing document

Trust Deed or Declaration of Trust

Other name

  • 7 Trustees
  • 3 Employees
  • 30 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Ashes To Gold, Unit32, Loughanhill Industrial Estate, Unit 32 Loughanhill Industrial Esta, BT52 2NR

Trustee board

Trustee
Dr Mark Mckinney
Jacqui Mckinney
Mr Peter Finch
Mrs Valerie Finch
Mr Evan Reid
Mrs Claire Reid
Mr Mark Markiewicz

List of regions

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