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Youth Lyric Limited

  • Status

    Received: on time

  • Income


  • Spending


Charity no. 102566 Date registered. 06/07/2015

Public benefits

The direct benefit which flows from this purpose includes promotion of understanding, accessibility, appreciation and enjoyment of arts and cultural diversity for young people. The programmes empower and enrich the lives of young people and stimulate expression, creativity and innovation. It encourages debate and constructive questioning promoting

understanding of diversity within the community. It encourages development of personal confidence and self esteem in a non competitive and ‘safe’ environment engendering respect for others. The encouragement of new skills helps develop talent and encourage employment. Benefits are evidenced through feedback from the beneficiaries and their families, audiences, funders and stakeholders. This purpose does not give rise to any harm. The beneficiaries of this purpose are young people living in Northern Ireland. Private benefits to trustees may arise from attendance at productions and programme of ongoing training in good governance, finance etc. through this training trustees gain skills and experience which are transferable to other settings. These skills are incidental and necessary to ensure the benefit is provided to the beneficiaries.

What your organisation does

It provides professional tuition in drama and dance. It aims to give an opportunity for young people to develop greater self-confidence and communication skills. It works to enable young people to realise and fulfil their own potential - in creativity, social ability, assertiveness and personal development. Having fun whilst learning is very

much part of the ethos. It produces an annual show which gives the opportunity for around forty young people to work with a professional team to stage a major piece. It also puts on annual festivals which brings the chance for all members to perform in the surroundings of the professional theatre. It also tours work in Ireland and also further afield, e.g. Italy & Germany.

The charity’s classifications

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

Who the charity helps

  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

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

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 30 June 2023

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 30 June 2019

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 30 June 2018

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The Company’s objects are to promote the Performing Arts, Stage Management Design, Training, Teaching, Theatre Performances and Production Planning and by its work, to create and develop cross-community involvement so as to encourage and nurture understanding, tolerance, respect and friendship.

Governing document

Memorandum and Articles

Other name

  • 10 Trustees
  • 2 Employees
  • 12 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Youth Lyric Limited, Belfast Metropolitan College, E3 Building, 398 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7DU

Trustee board

Mr James Francis Browne Ba Dipm Ginstm
Mrs Natalie Gilbert 2:1 English Literature Pgce
Mrs Lynda Bryans
William Scott
Carolyn Stewart
Roy Creelman
Joanna Dickey
Sara Long
Kate Nicholl
Sarah Cochrane

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland