Participatory City Foundation Charitable Objects
The objects for the benefit of the public in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham are:
1. To advance community development, in particular but not exclusively, by developing the capacity and skills of the members of socially and economically disadvantaged communities in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs as individuals, to improve the communities in which they live, and to participate more fully in society.
2. To promote social inclusion for the public benefit in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society.
[For the purposes of this sub-Article, ‘socially excluded’ means being excluded from society, or parts of society, as a result of one or more of the following factors: unemployment; financial hardship; youth or old age; ill health (physical or mental); substance abuse or dependency including alcohol and drugs; discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, ethnic origin, religion, belief, creed, sexual orientation or gender re-assignment; poor educational or skills attainment; relationship and family breakdown; poor housing (that is housing that does not meet basic habitable standards); and/or crime (either as a victim of crime or as an offender rehabilitating into society.]
3. To promote sustainable development for the benefit of the public which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs by:
i. the preservation, conservation and the protection of the environment and the prudent use of resources;
ii. the relief of poverty and the improvement of the conditions of life in socially and economically disadvantaged communities;
iii.the promotion of sustainable means of achieving economic growth and regeneration.
[Sustainable development means “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”]
4 . To prevent or relieve poverty or financial hardship in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training, and all the necessary support designed to enable individuals to generate a sustainable income and be self-sufficient.