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All Set Cross Cultural Project

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    Received: on time

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Charity no. 102212 Date registered. 22/06/2015

Public benefits

The direct benefits which flow from the purposes to the beneficiaries include - through the advancement of education – enhanced knowledge and understanding in young people through receiving educational music programmes and – through the advancement of arts, culture and heritage for the enjoyment of future generations - the teaching of traditional

music which strengthens an old tradition when passed from generation to generation. These benefits can be demonstrated through numbers attending classes and of community participation (such as audiences) and the grading/assessment of musicians at various levels as well as feedback from the beneficiaries. There are no harms which can arise from the purpose. The beneficiaries are the public, particularly young people, and there is no private benefit to unintended beneficiaries. Fees are charged to beneficiaries using the services, how the trustees have given great consideration to all living in the area of benefit and have set fees at a very affordable rate enabling those less privileged to afford learning music. Fees are set at £2.50 per class and the All Set project applies for funding which assists in keeping fees at a low rate.

What your organisation does

The All Set project delivers an outreach programme - FastTrad to the wider community of Portadown. The programme promotes the learning of traditional music to local communities involving all ages. Weekly instrumental classes and annual workshops advance the education and performance of the traditional arts. It highlights the promotion of good

relations and focuses on sharing common interests of vibrant cultural traditions. All Set project delivers cross-cultural and inter-cultural programmes to young people in schools throughout N. Ireland. All Set project recognises the expertise of renowned traditional artists who teach music, song and dance thus preserving the aural tradition in passing on the culture to successive generations. Schools can link with a partner school of the opposite tradition focusing on the cross-community/cultural aspect or undertake the programme on a single basis focusing on the inter-cultural aspect. Throughout each 7 week programme, pupils learn music and song familiar to N. Irish and Scottish culture plus dance familiar to Ireland, Scotland and Europe. The wider communities also benefit via the public performances on completion of each programme. Overall the All Set project demonstrates the capability of educating and performing the traditional arts to all the people who engage in its service.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of the arts, culture, heritage or science

Who the charity helps

  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • Ethnic minorities
  • General public
  • Interface communities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Parents
  • Specific areas of deprivation
  • Unemployed/low income
  • Women
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Arts
  • Cross-border/cross-community
  • Cultural
  • Disability
  • Education/training

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 05 April 2023

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Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 05 April 2022

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Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 05 April 2021

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Charitable purposes

The Association is establish to advance education, understanding and appreciation of Irish and Scottish traditional music and dance among people of all ages but particularly the young in Northern Ireland ( hereafter called the "area of benefit") by: Organising workshops,classes and public performances to provide access to and promote interest and participation in traditional Irish and Scottish music and dance for all sections of the community in the area of benefit.

Governing document


Other name

All Set Project
  • 8 Trustees
  • 12 Employees
  • 8 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • All Set Cross Cultural Project, 38 Milltown Lane, Portadown, Craigavon, County Armagh, BT62 1TB

Trustee board

Ashley Farrell
Siobhan Quinn
Naomi Allen
Aileen Litter
Connor Moore
Dorothy Mcgarrity
Danielle Mckernan
Jen Sheils

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland