To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Cross Glebe and surrounding areas without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or political, religious or other opinions, by associating together the said inhabitants and the local authorities, voluntary and other organisation in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in
the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants. The direct benefit which flows from this purpose includes improved social interaction for those residents who would otherwise be confined to their houses and the promotion of good community relations including providing community development activities to advance citizenship in the local community. By improving the area it has the potential improve on health and mental well-being for residents by empowering them to help themselves and their community. By liaising with local authorities e.g. council, education and policing and building relations so the community as a say and input will lead to a better quality of life in the Cross Glebe ward as a whole. By providing training and leisure opportunities we can enable the personal and professional development of our beneficiaries. All the above benefits are (will be) demonstrated through feedback from residents through evaluation which we carry out with participants during each of our activities, we also consultant with the local community to assess need so we can provide adequate activities and services. All the purposes stated will be of benefit to the local community and no way harmful. The charity’s beneficiaries are provided to the residents of the Cross Glebe ward regardless of age, ethnic origin, ability, sex, belief or political affiliation recognising the value of our many differences. The only private benefit flowing from these purposes may arise to trustees may be any necessary training which may be needed to gain skills which are transferable to the other settings, this is incidental and necessary because without it we would not have the necessary experienced trustees to run the organisation to a high standard needed. The trustees manage conflict of interest as it arises and ensure that all procurement adheres to recognised good practice....
What your organisation does
We are a local community association which provides support to the local residents of the Cross Glebe Ward of Coleraine. The association currently works out of two housing executive house directly across from and early years centre which places us in an ideal location to engage with the community on a local level. We do this by running activities
such as mother and toddler groups, father and son activities, sports and one off events e.g. health and well – being workshops, Smoking Cessation Clinic, CGCA Football team, Mood Matters classes Walking Club and fun days for the residents. As a group we also helped lobby for our local community centre to be rebuilt to provide an up to date facility for the use of the local residents. As a charity we also provide educational opportunities for locals by providing training classes e.g. I.T. courses or IPad Training or directing to relevant training requests. We actively network with similar groups and exchange information and advice with them as well as working with local authorities such as housing executive, council, PSNI and schools. Trustees and local residents take part in fund raising and our community development worker applies for any additional funding needed through applications to various funding organisations....
The charity’s classifications
- The advancement of citizenship or community development
Who the charity helps
- Adult training
- Children (5-13 year olds)
- Preschool (0-5 year olds)
- Youth (14-25 year olds)
How the charity works
- Community development
- Youth development