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Youth Work Alliance Ltd

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    Received: on time

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Charity no. 107945 Company no. 643435 Date registered. 19/04/2021

Public benefits

The benefits that flow from these purposes are: improved understanding and commitment among our members to the delivery of safe, inclusive, participative, high quality youth work, leading to improved educational outcomes for children and young people. Increased numbers of development opportunities available to youth workers/volunteers leading to

greater confidence and skills, improved quality of youth work delivery and increased capacity of member organisations to identify and respond to the needs of children and young people. Benefits also include, improved skills, competencies and capacity among youth work providers, to deliver inclusive educational youth work programmes and safer spaces for children and young people to participate and engage. Increased understanding and awareness of youth policy among our members, opportunities for representation and advocacy and improved communication and networking between local community-based youth work organisations. Better understanding of roles and responsibilities and increased capacity of management committee members to fulfil their role, leading to well managed and governed youth work organisations. These benefits will be evidenced through feedback from our members obtained through our annual members satisfactory survey and using participant training and event attendance records, evaluation forms and qualifications gained. We will monitor relevant changes in the quality of youth work provision as documented by the Education and Training Inspectorate and seek feedback from youth work funders on improvements to youth work outcomes. There is no risk of harm to Youth Work Alliance beneficiaries in providing these services. Youth Work Alliance’s primary beneficiaries are its member organisations, comprised of local community-based youth work organisations across Northern Ireland, their youth workers, youth work volunteers and management committees. The only private benefit flowing form these purposes is Board member access to youth work events, conferences and training opportunities. This is incidental and necessary because YWA is a listening organisation and as such Board members are expected to engage with member organisations and remain informed about youth work issues. It is also necessary to ensure that the Board is aware of and understands its governance roles and responsibilities for the benefit of the organisation and its members.

What your organisation does

We have more than ninety members across Northern Ireland, including full time and part time local youth work providers. We work to achieve: a strong independent voice for members; a skilled and confident youth sector workforce; and well managed and governed youth organisations that are safe, inclusive, participative and deliver high quality

services. We achieve this through membership engagement and participation in relevant, strategic representative bodies. We lobby relevant stakeholders on issues of benefit or concern to members, coordinate strategic activities and provide support for local partnerships and collaborations. We use external/internal communication and networking opportunities to ensure members have access to relevant and timely information. We provide workforce development opportunities in the form of youth work practice training and curriculum development support. We also provide training and guidance in relation to organisational development and governance practice.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of citizenship or community development

Who the charity helps

  • Adult training
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Volunteers

How the charity works

  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Education/training
  • 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 2023

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The charity’s objects (‘Objects’) are specifically restricted to the following: Promoting, developing and supporting voluntary youth work providers in Northern Ireland, for the benefit of children and young people, and in particular, to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of voluntary youth work providers, through the provision of training, information, guidance and representation.

Governing document

Memorandum and Articles

Other name

YWA Youth Work Alliance
  • 6 Trustees
  • 7 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Amanda, 20A Leafair Park, Leafair Wellbeing Village, Derry, BT48 8JS

Trustee board

Professor Samuel Mccready
John Mclauglin
Stephen Mallett
Monica Meehan
Mr Mark William Roberts
Mrs Magdalene Rowan Devenney

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland