Outhouse is a registered Charity. It is a not-for–profit company and is limited by guarantee. In plain english this means that the asset – the value of the building and its contents – can never be used to enhance any of the Board of Directors personal profit.
Should, due to disastrous circumstances, the organisation collapse the building (asset) will immediately revert to another charity and no Directors will gain from its demise – it is legally bound thus. This principle has been forefronted in the organisation’s charter so as to avoid any disincentive for individuals to contribute their resources – i.e. contributors should feel safe that their donations are being invested into a community asset only.
Outhouse is currently engaged in fundraising efforts, through work with State departments and agencies, through corporate donation, through specific activities on-site and through on-the-ground fundraising.
All financial contributions, no matter how large or how small, are of course welcome. We will be happy to speak with you about where your money is being targeted, and where you may want your money to be targeted – be that through specific provision of services or utilities, or to specific programmes, to the general upkeep of the premises, or to further building work.
We are happy to meet and/or discuss with you any queries you may have about the structures we have to use, secure and manage donations to Outhouse.
Volunteerism is at the core of Outhouse’s work. The energy and commitment that motivates voluntary work is something that we value greatly, and something that we both learn from and are inspired by.
The first inklings of creating a centre, the planning for it and the work in establishing it was all done on a voluntary basis. The current governing Board are all voluntary and in the day-to-day running of the centre there are about 20 volunteers at present. Volunteerism is embedded in what we do.
Volunteering opportunities will be advertised here, on our what’s new page and on our Facebook page. If you have specific skills (Board, Café, Theatre and Fundraising etc.) and would like to discuss volunteering with the Centre please do not hesitate to contact Tiffany.