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Women's Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne And Newtownabbey

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Charity no. 105905 Company no. 54434 Date registered. 18/01/2017

Public benefits

The direct benefits flowing from our organisation’s purposes: Relief of those in need is achieved through providing services for women, children and young people impacted upon by domestic violence. This prevents homelessness, poverty, and educational underachievement. Our work in providing training and support to other agencies, groups and

communities educates and empowers responses relevant to the needs of these victims. The benefits above are demonstrated through the ‘journey travelled model’ of weekly and monthly review of support plans, follow up calls and meetings for all service users. Need for the service is evidenced by continued improvement within the organisation, new services offered and the high number of referrals to our service. With reference to all purposes, there is no harm or possibility of harm outweighed by the benefit. The charity's beneficiaries are women, children and young people affected by domestic violence in the five areas our charity covers, Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey. In respect of “private beneficiaries”, there are paid staff integral to provision of services to beneficiaries. The benefit derived by these members of staff, in the form of wages, is incidental to provision of service to beneficiaries. Service to beneficiaries could not be delivered without paid staff, and the purposes of the charity could not be attained. Payment of wages does not form a purpose in its own right and is justifiable and reasonable. Trustees ensure that payment of wages to staff is directly related to and only for enacting the stated purposes and attaining the desired goals for the advantage of beneficiaries.

What your organisation does

Women’s Aid ABCLN provide high quality services to women, children and young people living with, or affected by, all forms of domestic and sexual violence. We are committed to working collaboratively in partnership with victims/ survivors to provide them with the support to build the skills they have identified as necessary to meet their

needs. We also advocate, lobby, educate and challenge as appropriate on their behalf. We believe that this contributes to the delivery of effective, co-ordinated, responsive and accessible services for women and their children.

The charity’s classifications

  • 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)
  • Community safety/crime prevention
  • Older people
  • Preschool (0-5 year olds)
  • Victim support
  • Women
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Accommodation/housing
  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Criminal justice
  • Volunteer 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.





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

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2020

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The Group's objects are to meet the needs of women, children and young people who have been affected by domestic violence (mentally, physically, verbally, sexually, financially, or emotionally).These needs will be determined through regular consultation with women, children and young people who use or have used the services of the Group.

Governing document

Memorandum and Articles

Other name

  • 8 Trustees
  • 62 Employees
  • 10 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Mrs Rosemary Magill, The Naomi Centre, 2 Cullybackey Road, Ballymena, BT43 5DF

Trustee board

Ms Anne Elizabeth Mcallister
Mrs Jackie Fisher
Lisa Harris
Janice Hagan
Val Morris
Jenni Mcquoid
Brenda Leslie
Moira Mcmurray

List of regions

  • Antrim And Newtownabbey Borough Council
  • Mid And East Antrim Borough Council