Below are our charity objects as listed with the Charities Commission. They guide our planning and activities.
1. Advancement of Education: To advance the education of the public in subjects including:
– Human Rights
– Racial Harmony
– Financial Hardship
– Religious Harmony
The Means by which the Trustees may pursue this object can include providing or facilitating public education in the chosen or other subjects, by lectures, research, publishing educational materials, hands-on training; and or in providing extra facilities at schools, colleges etc, or in providing schools, colleges and such facilities as are deemed by the trustees to be required, to allow the subject(s) to be studied. The chosen subject(s) must be worthy of study and not be a vehicle to promote a single point of view.
2. Promotion of Equality and Diversity: The promotion of equality and diversity for the public benefit by:
(a) The elimination of discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
(b) Advancing education and raising awareness in equality and diversity.
(c) Promoting activities to foster understanding between people from diverse backgrounds.
(d) Conducting or commissioning research on equality and diversity issues and publishing the results to the public.
(e) Cultivating a sentiment in favour of equality and diversity.
The means by which Trustees may pursue this object can include promoting equality and diversity by working towards the elimination of racial discrimination and promoting equality and good relations between persons of different racial groups.
3. Promotion of Human Rights: To promote human rights (as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent United Nations conventions and declarations.)
•Monitoring abuses of human rights
•Obtaining redress for the victims of human rights
•Relieving need among the victims of human rights abuses
•Research into human rights issues
•Providing technical advice to government and others on human rights matters
•Contributing to the sound administration of human rights law
•Commenting on proposed human rights legislation
•Raising awareness of human rights issues
•Promoting public support for human rights
•Promoting respect for human rights among individuals and corporations
•International advocacy of human rights
•Eliminating infringements of human rights
The means by which the Trustees may pursue this object can include facilitating debate and discussion; the promotion of ethical standards; encouraging individuals, corporations, and government agencies to respect each others’ human rights; advocating adoption of, and compliance with, international and regional codes of human rights, and the incorporation of human rights into domestic law; and by seeking to eliminate infringements of human rights.
In furtherance of that object but not otherwise, the trustees shall have power to engage in political activity provided that the trustees are satisfied that the proposed activities will further the purposes of the charity to an extent justified by the resources committed, and the activity is not the dominant means by which the charity carries out its objects.
4. The promotion of Racial Harmony: The promotion of racial harmony for the public benefit by:
(a) Promoting knowledge and mutual understanding between different racial groups.
(b) Advancing education and raising awareness about different racial groups to promote good relations between persons of different racial groups.
(c) Working towards the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of race.
5. The relief of Financial Hardship: The relief of financial hardship among people living or working in Timbuktu, Hay-On-Wye or elsewhere, by providing such persons with goods or services or facilities, or by making grants of money for providing or paying for items or services or facilities which they could not otherwise afford, through lack of means.
6. The relief of sickness: The relief of sickness and the preservation of health among people residing permanently or temporarily in Timbuktu, Hay-On-Wye or elsewhere.
7. The Promotion of Religious Harmony: The promotion of religious harmony for the benefit of the public by:
(a) Educating the public in different religious beliefs including an awareness of their distinctive features and their common ground, to promote good relations between people of different faiths.
(b) Promoting knowledge and mutual understanding and respect of the beliefs and practices of different religious faiths.