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Greater Shankill Partnership

  • Income

    £1.3M

  • Spending

    £1.3M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 103500 Date registered. 01/12/2015

Public benefits

The Trustees believe that each of our purposes satisfy both elements of the public benefit requirement. Purpose One: “To advance education”. The direct benefits which flow from this purpose are the enhancement of individual and community capabilities, competencies and skills. This includes increased qualifications of individuals of all age

groups in the community. These benefits are demonstrated through Government statistics on qualifications gained by residents of Greater Shankill. This purpose does not give rise to any harm. The beneficiaries of this purpose are residents of the Greater Shankill area of Belfast. Any individual or organisation gaining private Benefit is incidental in achieving this purpose. Purpose Two: “To promote training facilities and further to promote economic regeneration in the Area of Benefit”. The direct benefits which flow from this purpose are the enhancement of individual and community capabilities, competencies and skills. This includes increased qualifications of individuals and age groups in the community and the relief of poverty across the community. These benefits are demonstrated through Government statistics on qualifications and income indicators for the Area of Benefit. This purpose does not give rise to any harm. The beneficiaries of this purpose are the residents of the Greater Shankill area of Belfast. Any individual or organisation gaining private benefit is incidental in achieving this purpose. Purpose Three: “To make available or otherwise ensure the provision of facilities of every kind in the interests of social welfare or for leisure-time recreational pursuits”. The direct benefits which flow from this purpose are an increase in the range and up-take of facilities for social welfare and recreational pursuits and an increase in the health and well-being of individuals and the community of Greater Shankill. This results in a more “active lifestyle” of residents in the Area of Benefit. These benefits will be reflected in Government statistics on health indicators in the Area of Benefit. This purpose does not give rise to any harm. The beneficiaries of this purpose are the residents of the Greater Shankill area of Belfast. Any private benefit of any individual or organisation arising from this purpose is incidental in achieving the purpose. Purpose Four: “To bring about an integrated strategy (in terms of social, economic, health and physical planning) for the Area of Benefit”. The direct benefits which flow from this purpose are a more effective deployment of resources for the benefit of individuals and community of Greater Shankill. This includes greater co-ordination of services in the area for public benefit. These benefits will be demonstrated through an enhanced social, economic and physical environment and increased quality of life for individuals and the community of Greater Shankill, as reflected in Government statistics for the area and indicators for the same. The purpose does not give rise to any harm. The beneficiaries of this purpose are residents of the Greater Shankill area of Belfast. The private benefits flowing from our purposes are the increase in knowledge, skills and understanding of Trustees, employees and people we work with, which may be transferrable to other settings and payments made to employees in the form of salaries and wages and also to individuals / organisations who assist in some of our projects. These benefits are incidental and necessary to ensure the Charity’s benefits are provided to our beneficiaries and are incidental to achieving that purpose.

What your organisation does

Established in 1995, Greater Shankill Partnership (GSP) is committed to promoting the benefit of residents of the Greater Shankill area. In relation to our purpose of advancing education, GSP provides educational courses for local residents and works with schools and educational organisations to promote the value of education for residents of the

Area of Benefit. In relation to Purpose Two, GSP encourages the take-up of training opportunities for local residents and works with local training facilities to promote this. GSP also encourages economic investment in the area for the benefit and employment opportunities of residents the Area of Benefit. In fulfilling Purpose Three, GSP has worked with agencies and groups to ensure the provision of facilities for social welfare and recreational pursuits and in some instances has provided such facilities itself, as in Surestart / Early Years Centres. Purpose Four is fulfilled by GSP in bringing together and co-ordinating a range of agencies and groups to ensure an integrated approach to social, economic, health and physical planning. These “Task Groups” seek to co-ordinate activities to benefit residents of the Greater Shankill area.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of health or the saving of lives
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development

Who the charity helps

  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • Community safety/crime prevention
  • General public
  • Interface communities
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Parents
  • Preschool (0-5 year olds)
  • Specific areas of deprivation
  • Unemployed/low income
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Women
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Arts
  • Community development
  • Community enterprise
  • Counselling/support
  • Cultural
  • Economic development
  • Education/training
  • Environment/sustainable development/conservation
  • Heritage/historical
  • Playgroup/after schools
  • Research/evaluation
  • Urban development
  • Youth development

This display is a broad summary of the charity’s financial information. For a full understanding of the charity’s finances, the reader should view the PDF accounts and reports under the Documents tab above.

Income

£1.3M

Spending

£1.3M

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 06 April 2017

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The Charity’s purpose is contained in the Memorandum & Articles of Association as follows: The company is established to promote the benefit of the residents of the area known or described as Greater Shankill, Belfast (herein referred to as “the Area of Benefit”) without distinction of sex, age, colour, national origin, religion or political opinion and so as to advance education and to promote training facilities and further to promote economic regeneration in the Area of Benefit and to make available or otherwise ensure the provision of facilities of every kind in the interests of social welfare or for leisure-time recreational pursuits with the objective of improving conditions of life of the said residents and so that the company shall pursue the foregoing objects with a view to bringing about for the Area of Benefit an integrated strategy (in terms of social, economic, health and physical planning).

Governing document

Memorandum

Other name

  • 10 Trustees
  • 58 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Jackie Redpath, Greater Shankill Partnership, 331 Shankill Road, Belfast, BT13 3AA

Trustee board

Trustee
Mr Joe Stewart
Mr Billy Drummond
Mr Ray Palmer
Mr Tom Scott
Mr Tom Winstone
Mr Drennan Mcbride
Mr Terry Leathem
Mr Ian Mclaughlin
Mr Jackie Pollock
Ms Elizabeth Carlisle

List of regions

  • Belfast City Council