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Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017

Open Arms International

  • Income

    £264.6K

  • Spending

    £305.8K

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 1095664 Company no. 04489674

Contact details

Public address

  • 5 Moseley Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, SK8 5HJ

Aims & activities

Open Arms International is a humanitarian organisation dedicated to raising orphaned and abandoned children in Africa to reach their full potential. We provide physical, emotional and spiritual relief for all people through practical care, medical expertise, and Christian Ministry. Our feeding programme provides children and those living in slums with a hot meal five days a week and medical care.

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • The advancement of health or saving of lives
  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • Overseas aid/famine relief
  • Accommodation/housing
  • Religious activities
  • Economic/community development/employment

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Provides human resources
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable objects

1. TO RELIEVE SUFFERING, DISTRESS AND HARDSHIP AND TO PROMOTE THE WELFARE PARTICULARLY (BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY) OF CHILDREN IN AFRICA WHO HAVE BEEN ORPHANED, ABANDONED AND/OR NEGLECTED/ABUSED, AND THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY DISASTERS, POVERTY, CIVIL WAR AND CONFLICT, REGARDLESS OF RELIGION, NATIONALITY, RACE POLITICAL AFFILIATION OR GENDER; 2. THE PREVENTION OR RELIEF OF POVERTY IN AFRICA BY PROVIDING OR ASSISTING IN THE PROVISION OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, HEALTHCARE PROJECTS AND ALL THE NECESSARY SUPPORT DESIGNED TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS TO GENERATE A SUSTAINABLE INCOME AND BE SELF-SUFFICIENT; 3. TO ADVANCE THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION IN AFRICA FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC THROUGH TEACHING, THE HOLDING OF PRAYER MEETINGS, CHURCH AND PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS OF RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 18/07/2002 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 04/12/2002 AS AMENDED BY CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION ON CHANGE OF NAME DATED 21/07/2005 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 19/03/2013 AS REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 10/04/2013

Area of benefit

Not Defined.

Organisation type

Standard registration

Policies

Risk management
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Complaints handling
Paying staff
  • 9 Trustees
  • 30 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Dr John Edward Lancaster Lancaster Foundation Up-to-date
The Grand At Clitheroe Ltd Up-to-date
David Grant Gallagher None on record
Christopher Richardson The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of St James', Clitheroe Up-to-date
Simon Berry Coldor Christian Trust Up-to-date
David Clark None on record
Rachel Gallagher None on record
Steve Sanderson None on record
Joanne Clark None on record
Sally Webster None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Kenya
  • United States