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Youth Action Northern Ireland Limited


Charity no. 106365 Company no. 35317 Date registered. 16/05/2017

Public benefits

The direct benefits that flow from the purposes of YouthAction Northern Ireland includes improved learning or educational outcomes for children and young people (aged 10 – 25 years). Improved mental health and well being; increased creative expression and increased volunteering by young people are also direct benefits. The benefits also includes

increased skills and knowledge of youth workers that enables them to carry out their tasks effectively; and provides safety for young people in local youth, community and arts groups. The benefits to children and young people aged 10 – 25 years can be demonstrated through feedback and evaluations by participants; surveys carried out; attendance and participation records of young people participating in artistic, leadership and volunteering initiatives; training records and qualifications gained; young people’s personal stories and reflections; and monitoring and evaluation of all youth work activities. The benefits for youth workers is monitored by feedback from participants; attendance and participation records; and accreditation of training programmes. This purpose does not lead to harm. The charity's beneficiaries for the purpose are children and young people (aged 10 to 25 years old) living in Northern Ireland. They also include youth and community workers and volunteers. There is no private benefit flowing from the purpose.

What your organisation does

We improve the life chances of over 15,000 young people aged 10 – 25 years, each year, by increasing their well being , aspirations and opportunities. We do this by providing training and qualifications; offering mental health & well being programmes; delivering weekly artistic and performance classes, providing work experience; and offering non

formal educational programmes. Young people participate in these activities in their leisure time. We inspire young people to actively contribute to society through volunteering. We work across Northern Ireland, from our regional bases in Belfast, Armagh, Enniskillen, Newry and the North West. We support over 200 youth, community, voluntary and arts organisations each year to assist them to improve their services for young people. We do this by providing youth leadership and child protection training to volunteers and youth workers. We carry out Access NI vetting of staff and volunteers and offer youth events and activities for local youth & community groups. We publish and disseminate resources to assist youth workers to carry out their duties. For example our LIFEMAPS research and resource materials is our latest youth work publication to assist youth workers to introduce mental health and well being initiatives into their non formal educational programmes. We organise seminars and training events for youth workers to provide information and share learning on youth work methods.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • The advancement of the arts, culture, heritage or science
  • 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)
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Volunteers
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Arts
  • 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 December 2022

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2021

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2020

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The Company’s objects are to help and educate young people, especially, but not exclusively through their leisure time and arts activities, so to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and as members of society and that their conditions of life may be improved.

Governing document

Memorandum and Articles

Other name

Youth Action Northern Ireland
  • 8 Trustees
  • 41 Employees
  • 623 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Mr Martin Mcmullan, Youthaction Northern Ireland, 14 College Square North, Belfast, BT1 6AS

Trustee board

Professor Ann Marie Gray
Mr Cathal Maneely
Mr Bernard Hannaway
Ms Pamela Ballantine
Alex Barnett
John Hannaway
Gillian Shields
Susie Mccullough

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland