We formed and constituted in March 2002 as a ‘Constituted Community Group’. On the 30.08.18 we gained registered charity status as a CIO in preparation for running The Tearoom and The Community Building as a social enterprise with all profits staying within the park community.
We are a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) registered with The Charity Commission – Charity Number: 1179731
This is our charity certificate: FOVPS Charity RegistrationCertificate_5108841
Our Charitable purpose or objects are as follows: The objects of the CIO are for the benefit of the inhabitants of Stretford, to provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation and other leisure time occupation in the interests of social welfare with the object of improving their conditions of life for the inhabitants of the area of benefit in particular but not exclusively by the preservation, promotion, support, assistance and improvement of Victoria Park, Stretford
Our signed Constitution is here dated 24.7.2018: Signed CIO FOVPS Constitution
All of the Board of Trustees are signed up to the Charity Governance Code for Smaller Charities which we believe is essential for ensuring our group is effectively governed.
We take governance seriously, we are members of NCVO and are working towards Trusted Charity Status.