Project information

The Destiny North East Building Project

For the past five years the church has been meeting in rented locations. We want a City Centre location to purchase a building for our weekly and mid-week meetings. The building will be a hub for the community providing practical help through our food programme and other community activities

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Charity information: Destiny Church North East

Destiny Church North East
  • Need

    Need

    Destiny has been in Newcastle for nearly five years meeting only in rented premises. We have no public premises in which to run a drop-in facility for our 'Destiny Angels Foodstore'. We also have nowhere to hold midweek activities such as 'Mother and Baby Groups' from. Unemployment is very high in Newcastle now which has led to loneliness. Mid-week activities are limited to private homes which are hard to reach on public transport.

    Solution

    Our building will provide a facility for people to meet and socialise during the week. This facility will be a place for people to come for practical support, for instance, through 'Destiny Angels'. A central building would reach our student population in Newcastle and would provide facilities for people to meet through the week through 'Mother and Baby Groups' and the Destiny 'Celebrate Recovery' programme supporting people through addictions (already running across the Destiny Network)

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Obtain finance for the purchase of a building where we can extend our outreach in Newcastle.

    Activities

    » People fundraising in the Great North Run.
    » Bag Packing in local supermarkets.
    » Members of Destiny pledge 10% of their individual income plus they give to support other projects within Destiny.

    Success will be the ability to purchase a building (to seat at least 200 people) which reaches out to, and is well known for reaching the local community.


    Aim 2

    Provide a plentiful supply of food to meet the need of the community.

    Activities

    » People fundraising in the Great North Run.
    » Bag Packing in local supermarkets.
    » Donations in the Sunday collection.
    » Donation bins for food at church meetings and in the community.

    Success will ensure no one in Tyne and Wear goes hungry.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The community will have a place to go centrally for food and practical help. This will bring people out of loneliness and depression, potentially reducing the burden to local health services. Success will be meeting the most pressing needs of the community and the church building full to capacity. The church will be able to provide regular salaries for staff required and will have the finance to meet those along with general overheads.

    Risk

    There is a risk that church members will stop donating to the cause due to a change in personal circumstances or 'giving fatigue' . Members are kept informed as to progress in our fund raising and are fully aware of the projects we sustain. Some of our members have themselves benefited from our support projects. All members have made a commitment to support financially the church projects.

    Reporting

    We will keep the church updated regularly in Sunday meetings and through our weekly newsletter. This will detail any forthcoming fundraising activities, the grand total of the fund and how much more we need to .

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000,000 Church Building Purchase Purchase and refurbishment of a building

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Church Members £14,000 Guaranteed
    EasyFundraising.org £10 Guaranteed
    LocalGiving.com £0 Guaranteed
    PayPal on Church Website £500 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Our facility will be based if Newcastle. This has been where we have been meeting for the last five years. Having our own building would allow us to use it 24/7. Ideally the building will be easily accessed by buses and the Metro.

    Beneficiaries

    The congregation and the community at large will have a facility to socialise through the week and at weekends. Volunteering opportunities will enhance people's CVs, helping them find employment reducing the burden on the Job Centre and benefit payments. Midweek activities and volunteering will keep people occupied potentially reducing crime.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have already been meeting in the City Centre for the past five years and have grown from 9 attendees to around 70 . We are a vibrant church who is making a difference to people's lives through our food programme, & personal emotional support to individuals. We need our own premises to maximise our projects.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Tim Brown

    Tim is the pastor of the church. He moved with his family from Glasgow in 2007 and has been key to the church's success in the last 5 years.

    Joanne Foden

    Joanne moved from Glasgow in 2007 having worked with Destiny Angels in Glasgow. Her experience has been key in setting up the project here.