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The Northern Ireland Housing Associations' Charitable Trust

  • Status

    Received: on time

  • Income


  • Spending


Charity no. 103637 Date registered. 13/10/2015

Public benefits

Our organisation meets the public benefit requirement in the below ways:- Our organisation's purposes create a range of benefits for our target beneficiaries, these are- charitable housing associations, tenants of charitable housing associations and the local communities within which these associations operate The Charity will facilitate and

enable housing associations to become more efficient and effective through the charity's offering of strategic support and advice, promotion of good practice and partnership and support to access funding opportunities. The direct benefits which flow from our charity's purpose are the increased capacity of recipient charities to carry out their own charitable activities which resultingly will increase their impact and contribution to Northern Ireland's society and environment beyond the provision of core housing, care and support services The indirect benefits which flow from our charity's purpose will be the improved environment created by more housing associations providing a broader range of services, which will benefit tenants and others who live in the areas where housing associations operate. The benefits to our beneficiaries can be demonstrated in qualitative and quantitative terms. For housing associations the benefits will include enhanced effectiveness and capacity building, for housing association tenants the benefits will result in improved quality of life, for communities the benefits will be improved cohesiveness and connections. These benefits will be measured through beneficiary surveys, including internal surveys such as survey monkey or face to face surveys as well as external surveys conducted by external evaluators. The outcomes of our work are beneficial, not harmful

What your organisation does

Our organisation supports local housing association charities and other charities that support the Northern Ireland social housing sector in several ways:- i. by providing grant support from our Charities Fund, for the benefit of recipient application charities and their beneficiaries ii. by providing advice and support to Charitable Housing

Associations so as to enhance their effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability iii. by providing practical support in training and guidance to Charitable Housing Associations in N Ireland

The charity’s classifications

  • 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

  • Tenants
  • Unemployed/low income
  • Voluntary and community sector

How the charity works

  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Education/training
  • General charitable purposes
  • Grant making

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2023

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2022

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2021

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The Trustees shall stand possessed of the sum of Three Thousand Pounds and all other cash investments or property which may at any time hereafter be paid, transferred, given ,subscribed, devised, bequeathed or in any other manner legally vested in the Trustees or placed under the control of the Trustees and the investments and property for the time being representing the same respectively (all of which are hereinafter collectively called "the Trust Fund") and of the income thereof upon trust to apply the same whether capital or income at such time or times in such manner and in such proportions for and towards such charitable purposes as the Trustees in their absolute discretion shall think fit.

Governing document

Trust Deed or Declaration of Trust

Other name

  • 1 Trustees
  • 0 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • The Northern Ireland Federation Of Housing Associations, 6C Citylink Business Park, Albert Street, Belfast, BT12 4HB

Trustee board

The Northern Ireland Federation Of Housing Associations

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland