Our Charitable Aims and Objectives
We endeavour to aid the relief of the side effects of poverty
In this instance Square Pegs Charity workshops provide free and/or heavily subsidised arts, crafts & holistically based workshops for the whole community, primarily encouraging social inclusion.
Square Pegs Charity Holidays provide free and / or heavily subsidised holidays, at a variety of holiday homes around the UK. There is a free holiday nomination criteria which incorporates those who may be experiencing difficulties arising from a lack of financial resources. Those families which are nominated for financial reasons will be considered a priority.
We endeavour to encourage an advancement of health issues
This is with respect to the mind & body, as well as supplying activities that have a proven beneficial effect on health. Square Pegs Charity Community Workshops help to alleviate human suffering, by promoting positive role modelling, and the importance of good mental health through its workshops. This includes conventional methods as well as complementary, alternative or holistic methods which are concerned with healing mind, body and spirit in the alleviation of symptoms and the cure of illness.
Square Pegs Charity Workshops actively encourage the advancement of good citizenship & community development by bringing those of differing demographics together encouraging & promoting a healthy, and balanced mind and social circle.
Whereas Square Pegs Charity Holidays aid in the relief of the side effects of sickness by providing free and/or heavily subsidised holidays to those that have been nominated, encouraging family bonding time, at a time of heightened stress and uncertainty. Nominations are requested in email format. Those nominations that may ease the suffering or assist the recovery of people who are sick, convalescent or disabled are considered a high priority.
Both projects encourage the promotion of volunteering, with a high proportion of our stakeholders coming from, or being encouraged into the voluntary sector.
We endeavour to increase the advancement of education
We believe we can achieve this through increasing individual and collective knowledge, and encouraging our beneficiaries understanding of specific areas of study, skills and expertise. In this instance Square Pegs Charity Community Workshops engage in community education as part of their workshop programme. Square Pegs Charity Community Workshops will therefore; promote lifelong learning, by focusing on the development of the individual’s capabilities, competences, skills and understanding. In the future we would also like to take our workshop within the school and college environment, and have existing links in place.
Square Pegs Charity Community Workshops also aim to develop a community think tank, with the results being used for local social good. With the view of producing academic material for the development of seminars, conferences and lectures in the charities own name.
We endeavour to encourage an advancement of the arts & culture
Where ‘Culture’ is a broad term often used in the context of advancing art or heritage, with respect to SPC workshops. And with respect to SPC Holidays, the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular group of people, or society, lifestyle, customs, traditions. (clause 3.4)
Our Square Pegs Charity Workshops encourage the advancement of art, by promoting various forms of art and crafts and craftsmanship at a national/professional and local/amateur level. Our workshops will allow our beneficiaries to experience differing art & craft styles, and we will often bring in specialist practitioners to encourage the development of new skills.
And, our Square Pegs Charity Holiday Project, encourages family time being spent together, in often adverse circumstances. The holiday homes are situated on a family friendly holiday park, with good disabled access and appropriate entertainment and other amenities.
We endeavour to encourage the promotion of equality and diversity
By the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of disability, age, sex or sexual orientation.
Our SPC workshops focus on integrating all of its beneficiaries irrelevant of their disability, age, sex or sexual orientation. We have already forged links with local schools, businesses and community organisations/groups, these relationships are eager to work alongside us to be of further benefit to the community.
We endeavour to aid the relief of those in need