The public benefit which flows from our purposes is to provide community development activities to alleviate poverty through organizing activities including lobbying for better services from the Housing Executive and the local council. roads service and the PSNI. We also apply for funding to organise events to enable local people to attend advice
clinics on local issues including welfare, jobs and benefits and community safety issues. We also apply for funding to organize social and educational activities including recreational classes, child protection and basic food hygiene to enable more local people to go into work through gaining volunteering experience and we also organise visits to local museums and places of interest. We organise community festivals and good relations activities to promote good neighbourliness and citizenship in our area and also organise youth diversion activities. We work with a range of local agencies to support us to meet our aims and objectives. The public benefit of our work is to create better life chances through access to the correct advice, education and support and by creating volunteering and personal development opportunities for local residents and their children. Our committee members and volunteers to gain through access to training and support from ourselves and local agencies and this may improve their employ-ability options however we could not organise activities in line with legislation including Access NI and environmental health requirements without providing training. Volunteers do accompany the community on trips and outings but are there to ensure we meet all health and safety requirements and access ni and they often pay their own way in terms of charges for the bus or lunches to ensure that the local community see that we are being fair to everyone. Being a volunteer with our group does not mean that you get better treatment than the local community instead if charges are applied they are applied to all and records are kept of donations received as funders often do not meet all of the costs of our outings. The benefits are demonstrated through feedback from both the local community and our grant poviders, social media and the local newsletter. There is no harm flowing from our purposes....
What your organisation does
The Association is established to relieve poverty, sickness and the aged and to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of the Windyhall area and its environs in Windyhall of Coleraine (hereinafter called the area of benefit) without distinction of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnic identity, political or religious
opinion, by associating with statutory authorities, community and voluntary organisations and the inhabitants in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation or other leisure-time occupation, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants and in particular to cooperate with any local authority in the maintenance of a centre or centres in the are of benefit for activities promoted by the association. We do this through the organisation of monthly committee meetings where we develop and organise the projects which we deliver. Volunteers complete funding submissions, book classes, help out with activities and we generally have a year round programme of community activities for all ages....
The charity’s classifications
- The advancement of education
- The advancement of citizenship or community development
- The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
Who the charity helps
- Specific areas of deprivation
- Voluntary and community sector
How the charity works
- Community development