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Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018

Halifax Opportunities Trust

  • Income

    £5.0M

  • Spending

    £4.8M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 1086183 Company no. 04089288

Contact details

Public address

  • Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG

Aims & activities

PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS & ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT; PROVIDES ADULT LEARNING, INCLUDING APPRENTICESHIPS & ESOL; PROVIDES ASSISTANCE FOR JOB SEEKERS BY WORKING WITH EMPLOYERS & THROUGH EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT INITIATIVES; PROVIDES CHILDCARE & FAMILY SUPPORT THROUGH THE HALIFAX CENTRAL & UPPER VALLEY AREA CHILDREN'S CENTRES & OTHER PROJECTS; PROVIDES WELLBEING ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES.

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • The advancement of health or saving of lives
  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • Environment/conservation/heritage
  • Economic/community development/employment

Who the charity helps

  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Provides human resources
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Other charitable activities

Income and Endowments:

£5.0M

Expenditure:

£4.8M

Assets and liabilities

  • £125.9K Own use assets
  • £0.1K Long term investments
  • £1.0M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £1.5M Other assets
  • £792.3K Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Charitable spending ratios

95%
0%
5%

Charitable objects

THE OBJECTS FOR WHICH THE COMPANY IS ESTABLISHED ARE TO PROMOTE ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT OF CALDERDALE IN THE COUNTY OF WEST YORKSHIRE AND SURROUNDING AREAS WITHIN A RADIUS OF 30 MILES FROM HALIFAX TOWN HALL, INCLUDING BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY THE AREA KNOWN AS PARK WARD IN THE METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF CALDERDALE TO ENSURE THE REGENERATION OF THOSE AREAS FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY, BY ALL OR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING MEANS: A) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY IN SUCH WAYS AS MAY BE THOUGHT FIT; B) THE RELIEF OF UNEMPLOYMENT; C) THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, OR RETRAINING, PARTICULARLY AMONG UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE AND PROVIDING WORK EXPERIENCE FOR THE UNEMPLOYED; D) THE PROVISION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, BUSINESS ADVICE OR CONSULTANCY IN ORDER TO PROVIDE TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE IN CASES OF FINANCIAL OR OTHER CHARITABLE NEED THROUGH HELP IN SETTING UP THEIR OWN BUSINESS OR TO EXISTING BUSINESSES; E) THE CREATION OF TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BY THE PROVISION OF WORKSPACE, BUILDINGS AND/OR LAND FOR USE ON FAVOURABLE TERMS; F) THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR THE PUBLIC AT LARGE OR THOSE WHO BY REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABLEMENT , POVERTY OR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES, HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES; G) THE PROTECTION OR CONSERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT; H) THE PROVISION OF CHILDCARE; I) THE PROMOTION OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND PREVENTION OF CRIME; J) THE PROVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELL-BEING ACTIVITIES; AND K) SUCH OTHER MEANS AS MAY FROM TIME TO TIME BE DETERMINED SUBJECT TO THE PRIOR CONSENT OF THE CHARITY COMMISSION.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 12 OCTOBER 2000 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 7 MARCH 2001 AS FURTHER AMENDED BY WRITTEN RESOLUTION ON 7 APRIL 2001 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 03 APR 2008 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 12 NOV 2009 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 05 MAR 2013 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 03 JUL 2017 as amended on 14 Mar 2019

Area of benefit

Metropolitan District Of Calderdale

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other Regulators

Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)

Policies

Risk management
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 15 Trustees
  • 205 Employees
  • 30 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Pauline Nash None on record
Rev Hilary J Barber None on record
Sally Morrell (Chair) None on record
Khalid Saeed None on record
Shabir Hussain Community Foundation For Calderdale Up-to-date
Disability Partnership Calderdale Up-to-date
Memory Lane Cafe Calderdale Recently registered
Councillor Faisal Shoukat Himmat Limited Up-to-date
Unique Children's Charity Recently registered
Richard Hemblys None on record
Rizwana Rehman None on record
Ruksana Kauser Boston None on record
Asmat Ali None on record
Jon Craven None on record
Jeanette Harkness None on record
Helen Laura Hunter None on record
Tim Male None on record
Paul William Blackman None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Calderdale
  • Kirklees