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pyc youth services this is the name of the charity that is being formed from the Parbold Youth Club once its funds reach the threshold for charitable registration.

 As the needs of the rural communities became more apparent an the difficulties associated with securing grant funding worsened for these communities, an innovative approach was needed to bridge the funding gap. pyc youth services is the charity that benefits from the funds generated by the Third Way Community Interest Company and is the organisation to which all grants and donations are channelled.

pyc youth services:

Is governed by Trustees, who are Responsible to the Charity Commission

Has Charitable Objects (aims & Objectives), which include: the relief of financial hardship, the advancement of education and other purposes that benefit the community

Has assets which are to be used for the beneficiaries Raises Finance through Grants, Gifts, Bequests All surplus finance channelled to further the organisations objects or donated to similar charities

Objects of pyc youth services (In the Process of Registration as a Charity - this will be undertaken as soon as our funds reach the required threshold):

The Charitable objects are to:

1. Advance in Life and relieve the needs of young people and others, as the trustees see fit, through:

a. The provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interest of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life;

b. Providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.

c. Acting as a resource for young people in furtherance of the above object through the creation of a youth facility that is accessible free of charge at the point of need.

d. Appointing Youth Leaders, assistant Youth Leaders and other staff as required, within the requirements of Child Protection as defined by the latest Acts of Parliament,

2. Advance the Education of Young People and others as the trustees see fit, in subjects which will enable employment to be sought and / or skills to be improved / gained, through:

a. The provision of training courses and materials to enable the gaining of recognised, accredited qualifications.

b. The provision of training facilities to enable education to be accessed.

c. The provision of staff to facilitate education delivery.

3. Relief of Financial Hardship, either generally or Individually of the people living in the area of benefit, or other areas, as the trustees see fit, whether those persons be sick or well, through:

a. Making grants of money

b. Providing or paying for items, services or facilities which individuals or groups in need could not afford through lack of means.

4. Relieve unemployment for the benefit of the public in such ways as may be thought fit, including assistance to find employment as the trustees see fit.

5. Promote general charitable purposes in the area of benefit, being defined as: Lancashire, Wigan, Liverpool City, Cheshire and Cumbria and elsewhere (including the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Overseas) as the trustees see fit, in a manner that is open to all regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, social standing, sexual orientation, age or means.

ie: To practically demonstrate our beliefs, love and care through the practice of charitable service to the local community, as defined within the above objects, the holding of public meetings, teaching and provision of information, as the needs arise.

parbold youth club constitution:

At a meeting held on the 17/10/08, this constitution was reviewed, updated and additional members elected to the Management Committee.

Postal Address: 12 Alderbrook Drive, Parbold, WN8 7HF.

Telephone: 01257 464129

Those Present for the current version of the Constitution: (Names removed to preserve confidentiality)

1. NAME

The name of the organisation shall be the PARBOLD YOUTH GROUP

1.2 The Management Committee The Management Committee will be responsible for managing the Parbold Youth Club. It is chaired by the Founder

1.2.1 Constituents The Management Committee currently comprises: Names removed to preserve confidentiality. There are 10 persons on the Management Committee and are all aged between 15 and 21

1.2.2 Agenda At the beginning of every meeting, an ‘Agenda’ is to be announced by the Secretary or Chairman. The Agenda will consist of six points that need to be addressed during the meeting; those six matters are, but not exclusively:

Who’s present?

Is there Quorum?

Are there non-concluded of agenda from previous meetings?

Is the Calendar correct or need to be revised?

Any Issues that need to be raised in the current meeting?

Are there any changes to membership?

1.2.2.3 Secretary The Secretary for the meeting will be the first thing that will be decided at every meeting, normal decision making rules apply for the Secretary, i.e. there will be a nomination at the start, with a seconding corresponding and a simple majority will decide the Secretary.

1.2.3 Quorum 5 Members of the Management Committee are required to comprise a Quorum. Should a meeting be held that is note quorate, no decisions shall be considered official or representative.

1.2.4 Decision making In any matter brought to the management committee for a decision, a simple majority in a vote of a quorate committee is required. Should a decision become deadlocked, the Chairman shall have the casting vote.

1.2.4.1 Activity decisions When deciding the activities for the Parbold Youth Club are to be participating in, the committee is to hold a discussion after ‘The Agenda’ is announced about the activity. Suggestions are to be either written down (then added to the minutes) or addressed to the chairman. Once the suggestions have been collected the chairman is to hold independent votes for each activity. The activities which have been accepted are to have dates fixed to them. Dates for the activities are then to be put in for discussion in a similar manner to the way that the activities were decided: Suggestions are to be either written down (then added to the minutes) or addressed to the chairman. Accepted Activities and their respective dates are to be added to the Calendar (See 1.2.6).

1.2.5 Procedure for appointing New Members to the Management Committee At any time, a new member of the management committee can be proposed. Should this be the case, a proposer and a seconder will be required and then the matter put to a vote. A simple majority plus the Chairman’s vote shall be required to elect a new member.

1.2.6 Procedure for removing a Member of the Management Committee Should a Member of the Management Committee wish to step down, he / she may do so by tendering a letter of resignation. This will be accepted by the Management Committee. Should a Member of the Management Committee be deemed unsuitable of the post, and failing all efforts to mediate or reconcile, then the matter for removal from the committee shall be proposed and seconded at a quorate meeting of the Management Committee and a vote taken, requiring a simple majority for removal.

1.2.7 Calendar The Calendar is up for constant scrutiny and debate. The Committee are to draw up a Calendar that should be checked every meeting for the committee.

2. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

2.1 The Aims and Objectives of the Management Committee of Parbold Youth Club are:

1. To advance in life, relieve needs of and help young people through:

a. The provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interest of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life;

b. Providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.

2. To help young people, especially but not exclusively through leisure time activities, so as to develop their capabilities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society.

3. To act as a resource for young people between the ages of 5 and 25, living in Parbold and the surrounding areas by providing advice and assistance and organising programmes of physical, educational and other activities as a means of:

a. advancing in life and helping young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals;

b. advancing education;

c. relieving unemployment;

d. providing recreational and leisure time activity in the interests of social welfare for people living in the area of benefit who have need by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, poverty or social and economic circumstances with a view to improving the conditions of life of such persons.

2.2 In furtherance of the above aims but not further or otherwise the Club are to:

1. Establish, maintain and equip premises and facilities where the youth in Parbold and the surrounding areas can benefit from the objects of the Club,

2. Appoint Youth Leaders, assistant Youth Leaders and other staff as required, within the requirements of Child Protection, as defined by the latest Acts of Parliament.

3. Provide child protection practices and information and refer those in need of advice to the relevant agencies,

4. Provide or assist in providing classes, lectures, exhibitions, outings and events,

5. Procure to be written and printed, published, issued, distributed and circulated reports, or periodicals, books, pamphlets, leaflets or other documents or information affecting young people,

6. Build up a library and information bank on youth matters,

7. Provide facilities for young people so as to enable parents to benefit from the objects of the Club,

8. Recruit, train and employ volunteers with relevant skills for the furtherance of the above aims,

9. Promote and carry out or assist in promoting and carrying out research, surveys and investigations into the experience and needs of the young in the area of benefit, provided the useful results are published,

10. Co-operate to such extent as may be necessary with statutory authorities and voluntary organisations engaged in the furtherance of the above objects or any of them,

11. Raise and accept money by way of grants, donations, bequests, legacies or other lawful method, and give, donate or disburse grants and loans to such related organisations or projects as are by law deemed charitable provided that in the exercise thereof the Club shall not engage in any form of permanent trading,

12. Purchase, take or lease or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any property and any rights and privileges necessary for the attainment of the said objects and construct, maintain and alter any buildings or edifices so necessary as aforesaid,

13. Rent property for the benefit of the Club,

14. Employ and pay any person or persons to supervise, organise and carry on the work of the Club and make all reasonable and necessary provision for the payment of remuneration to employees,

15. All such other lawful things as are necessary for the attainments of the said objects.

3. POWERS

The Club shall be a charitable non-profit making unincorporated entity. It will seek in due course to become a charity, as its work expands.

4. AFFILIATION

The Club shall be affiliated to the Community Interest Company set up within Parbold Village with the express purpose of providing funds for Parbold Youth Club. The Club shall make use of, from time to time assistance from local Church groups in the area of selection of volunteers, Criminal Records Bureau Checks and other issues where objectives are shared. Specifically, the Parbold Elim Pentecostal Church, who’s child protection policies Parbold Youth Club were deemed suitable for use prior to that organisation closing.

Notwithstanding this, the Management Committee shall be required to maintain close contact with any party or group, which may help promote and achieve the objects of the Club.

5. Changes to this Constitution Changes can be made at any time to this constitution by the Management Committee, via a system of proposing, seconding and voting. All changes to the constitution require a simple majority in order to be carried, along with the Chairman’s vote.

 

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