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Coolcreaghy Community Association


Charity no. 105531 Date registered. 23/09/2016

Public benefits

The direct benefits flowing from the organisations purposes are providing a facility in which the participants can use thus increasing the skills of the participants, increased activity and improving the physical & mental health and wellbeing of the participants. Participating in the various activities also reduces social isolation. With the

numbers attending the various activities it encourages people to come forward as volunteers which give them increased abilities and even helps prepare for various jobs in the Public/Private sector. (e.g Child Protection Training/First Aid/Basic Hygiene Training). The benefits from the purposes are evidence by consultation with participants using both verbal & written questionnaire/surveys. Members feedback into the committee who meet monthly to monitor the various programmes organised. We also monitor attendance at courses using sign in sheets and evaluation of courses/training using questionnaires at the end of the training. Participants benefit from the following outcomes - improved social interaction, improved educational attainment & skills thus increasing employment opportunity, improved capacity of volunteers, increase mental & physical health & wellbeing of participants. There is no harm arising from any of the purposes. The direct beneficiaries are those attending the courses/classes & events organised by the group. The main beneficiaries live in the Coolcreaghy area and its environs. Indirect beneficiaries are the families of those that attend as they will benefit from the learning shared by the individuals, eg first aid - knowing what to do for burns/scald victim maybe shared with others in the household. The private benefit is incidental & necessary to increase the purposes of the organisation. The only private benefit is committee members that attend courses/classes and therefore benefit from upskilling in the same way as other clients would.

What your organisation does

We aim to improve the physical & mental health of inhabitants in the area by providing recreational & sport activities, thus reducing social isolation and increasing the physical activity by providing judo classes and dance classes. We also provide an opportunity to advance education by organising courses on first aid training, craft classes, farm

safety and music. We also organise for statutory organisations to provide training ie farm safety courses. We provide a venue for educational & recreational courses thus improving the confidence and educational attainment of participants to improve employability opportunity. Castlederg is within the top 6 Super Output Areas in terms of deprivation. We are also based in the Clare Ward which is ranked 197 out of 890 Super Output areas according to the Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measures 2010.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of education
  • The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

Who the charity helps

  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • General public
  • Men
  • Older people
  • Parents
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Community development
  • Education/training
  • Rural development
  • Sport/recreation
  • Volunteer development
  • Youth development

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 30 September 2018

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 07 February 2018

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Charitable purposes

The objects as outline in 3.1 a of the constitution are - To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of the area of benefit without distinction of age, sex, race, political, religious or other opinion, by associating the statutory authorities, voluntary organisations and inhabitants in a common effort to advance education particularly but not exclusively in the arts and the interests of social welfare to provide facilitites for recreation and other leisure time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the inhabitants. To promote such other charitable purposes as may from time to time be determined.

Governing document


Other name

  • 6 Trustees
  • 0 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Contact details

  • Tel: 02881679867

Public address

  • Mrs Marie Mcmenamin, 59A Lettercarn Road, Castlederg, BT81 7QZ

Trustee board

Mrs Kathleen Mcgoldrick
Miss Mairead Mackey
Mr Kieran Mcmenamin
Mr Brian Lunney
Mrs Marie Mcmenamin
Mr Colum Gallen

List of regions

  • Derry City And Strabane District Council