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Ashes To Gold

  • Income

    £75.9K

  • Spending

    £85.0K

  • Status

    Up-to-date

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

Public benefits

In relation to the purposes stated the direct benefits that will flow from each one are as follows: 1) The volunteers are provided with a working environment showing how they can all help each other and work together as told in the scriptures. By learning this they also realise they are in a place where they are accepted regardless of their

background and history. The charity hold regular prayer meetings and whilst everyone is invited there is no obligation on them to attend but this encourages them in helping and working together. 2) i & ii) The benefit in purpose B i and ii is the increase in confidence, motivation and self belief while learning new skills which will help volunteers gain employment in the future and ultimately improve their quality of life giving them a much needed 2nd chance in life. The skills provided are of basic DIY, carpentry and upcycling of goods donated. This helps each person become more employable learning basic workplace practices prepares them for being employed. 3) Currently the volunteers benefit learning numeracy and literature skills by learning in a shop and workshop environment. 4) The benefits in purpose 4 are to help people budget their finances so they can live in the community. Also, if they have acquired debt to support and advise them how to pay their debts. 5) The benefits in purpose 5 are to help individuals through their mental issues by offering them counselling, mentoring and day to day support enabling them to take control of their lives again. The benefits are demonstrated in relation to 2-3 in the recording of worksheets completed by the volunteers in the various skills being provided. In relation to benefit 1, as it is not compulsory to attend the meetings provided there is no record of numbers, however verbal feedback is obtained from those that attend the meetings. The benefits are demonstrated in relation to 4-5 in the case study of individuals by the counsellor or mentor and by members of their families or carers giving positive feedback. The charity can confirm there is no possibility of harm that could come from any of the benefits 1-5. All volunteers benefit from the purposes of ATG Charity with the large majority coming from the triangle area of Northern Ireland ie. Coleraine, Portstewart and Portrush. However some can come from further distance within the Northern Ireland area as the volunteers come to ATG charity from the following main agencies: • Jobs & Benefits Agency • Triangle Supported Living • NRC Coleraine • The Cedar Foundation • PBNI • Mencap The type of beneficiary provided for tend to incorporate those who are disadvantaged in the labour market ie long term unemployed, people with addictions, and ex prisoners who are at risk ie re-offending, but all are keen to develop their skills. There is no private benefit to the trustees of the charity or any other organisation.

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 prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of religion
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • The advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation or the promotion of religious or racial harmony or equality and diversity
  • The advancement of environmental protection or improvement
  • The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
  • Other charitable purposes

Who the charity helps

  • Addictions (drug/solvent/alcohol abuse)
  • Adult training
  • Community safety/crime prevention
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Ex-offenders and prisoners
  • General public
  • Homelessness
  • Learning disabilities
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Physical disabilities
  • Sensory disabilities
  • Unemployed/low income
  • Volunteers
  • Women

How the charity works

  • Community development
  • Counselling/support
  • Criminal justice
  • Cross-border/cross-community
  • Disability
  • Education/training
  • Environment/sustainable development/conservation
  • Human rights/equality
  • Relief of poverty
  • Research/evaluation
  • Rural development
  • Volunteer development
  • Welfare/benevolent

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2018

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2017

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The trustees shall hold the trust fund and its income upon trust to apply them for the following objects: 1) For the advancement of religion in promoting the faith of Jesus Christ and the spread of His principles as those found in the scriptures. 2) For the prevention and relief of those in need in particular by: i) Training in furniture upccling and repair in order that we give purposeful activity to those who need assistance to reestablish them back into society. ii)Supporting those unemployed by helping to gain access to local business for training or financial help. 3) Provision of facilities and tutors to assist with the educational needs of those that do not have access to learning in numeracy and literature within the Coleraine and surrounding area. 4) Improve the quality of people's lives by offering practical training , enhancing their employability and building their self confidence. 5) To promote, protect and preserve the health and mental wellbeing of people affected or at risk of severe Mental illness or Mental difficulties.

Governing document

Trust Deed or Declaration of Trust

Other name

  • 4 Trustees
  • 4 Employees
  • 10 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Ashes To Gold, Unit 11, Loughanhill Industrial Estate, Coleraine, County Derry, BT52 2NR

Trustee board

Trustee
Dr Mark Mckinney
Jacqui Mckinney
Mr Peter Finch
Mrs Valerie Finch

List of regions

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