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Greater Whitewell Community Surgery

  • Income

    £140.0K

  • Spending

    £145.1K

Charity no. 102288 Date registered. 21/08/2015

Public benefits

The purposes of Greater Whitewell Community Surgery are to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of the Greencastle and Whitewell areas of North Belfast and their environs (the “area of benefit”) without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, or political, religious or other opinion by associating with the community and

voluntary organisations, statutory authorities and inhabitants in a common effort to: (1) promote good community relations, religious and racial harmony and equality and diversity; The direct benefits which flow from this purpose include both sides of the community participating in cross community programmes. These benefits can be demonstrated by the feedback and increase in numbers of participants also through the evaluation of our programmes by the community development workers. (2) advance conflict resolution and reconciliation and raise cultural awareness within and between communities in the area of benefit; The direct benefits which flow from this purpose include the respect shown for each other’s community and through joint participation in cultural celebrations. These benefits can be demonstrated by the enhanced freedom of movement in the area and less flags erected in the area. (3) advance active citizenship and community development by providing programmes and facilities for individuals and community and voluntary groups and organisations; The direct benefits which flow from this purpose include volunteer leadership emerging and peer mentoring becoming stronger. These benefits can be demonstrated by the increase in numbers of volunteers through the willingness of community members to collectively engage in addressing local issues and meeting the needs of their community on a diverse basis. (4) provide shared space facilities and amenities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and other leisure time occupations with the object of improving the conditions of life for all of the said inhabitants; The direct benefits which flow from this purpose include building towards a united community where people can collectively aim towards maintaining a vision of a community ‘We’ into the future. These benefits can be demonstrated by having created a safe environment where all members of the community are comfortable in shared participation. (5) disseminate information and material relating to employment and training opportunities; The direct benefits which flow from this purpose include partnership working with organisations such as Bryson Future Skills and in-house career development provision based on individual needs analysis. These benefits can be demonstrated by the increase in footfall through the office and willing participation of local people in government led initiatives. (6) promote such other charitable purposes as may from time to time be determined.” The direct benefits which flow from this purpose include our provision of services which are extensively diverse and extended through our networks throughout the third sector with whom we work collaboratively. These benefits can be demonstrated by the satellite provision of identified community need services. The beneficiaries are the localised and wider community. There is no harm flowing from this purpose. There is no private benefit flowing from this purpose.

What your organisation does

Overall the Greater Whitewell Community Surgery aims to improve the quality of life for all residents in the Greater Whitewell area and develop the vision of a united community ‘WE’. Our work incorporates Welfare Rights; Intergenerational Cultural Diversity initiatives; Health and Well Being initiatives; Enhanced shared good relations; Education

and Training; Employment mentoring; Art & Crafts etc.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education
  • 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 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

  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • Community safety/crime prevention
  • Interface communities
  • Older people
  • Parents
  • Specific areas of deprivation
  • Unemployed/low income
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Community development
  • Cultural
  • Education/training
  • Playgroup/after schools
  • Volunteer development
  • Youth development

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2019

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Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2018

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Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2017

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Charitable purposes

The charity’s objects (“Objects”) are specifically restricted to the following:- To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of the Greater Greencastle and Whitewell areas of North Belfast (the “area of benefit”) without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, or political, religious or other opinion by associating with the community and voluntary organisations, statutory authorities and inhabitants in a common effort to: (1) promote good community relations, religious and racial harmony and equality and diversity; (2) advance conflict resolution and reconciliation and raise cultural awareness within and between communities in the area of benefit; (3) advance active citizenship and community development by providing programmes and facilities for individuals and community and voluntary groups and organisations; (4) provide shared space facilities and amenities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and other leisure time occupations with the object of improving the conditions of life for all of the said inhabitants; (5) disseminate information and material which is of benefit to the community; (6) promote such other charitable purposes as may from time to time be determined.

Governing document

Constitution

Other name

  • 6 Trustees
  • 3 Employees
  • 20 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Mary Mccabe, Greater Whitewell Community Surgery, 878A-878B Shore Road, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, BT36 7DQ

Trustee board

Trustee
Geraldine O'kane
Leah Blaney
May Doherty
Briege Flynn
Linda Taylor
Cathy Rourke

List of regions

  • Antrim And Newtownabbey Borough Council
  • Belfast City Council