O”-Bay Community Trust is a voluntary organisation with head office in Enfield, North London. It was funded in 1990 with the aim to support local BME groups and individuals. We provide free confidential and impartial information, advice and guidance on issues pertaining to education, welfare rights, childcare provision, housing, health, debts, environment, local community events, and black history and heritage events.
In summary OBCT work seeks to tackle poverty and inequality amongst our vulnerable community members and local residents in a multi-faceted method which is accessible and which meets the basic short-term and long-term needs of our service users.
O”Bay Community Trust was established in March 1990 and is based in the London Borough of Enfield as a Pan-London charity and not for profit organisation; that aims to raise aspirations and promote social inclusion.
O”-Bay Community Trust though BME lead community group provides generic services to our service users who are local residents irrespective of their race, colour, gender, sexual orientation or religious believes (inclusion not exclusion) to ensure community cohesion and integrations. Free initial enquiry impartial advice on Immigration and advocacy services for Enfield Migrants community, free confidential and impartial advice, information, Welfare Rights, Housing, Debt, Health Promotion, Environment friendly projects, passive and active signposting, referral and guidance on issues relating to Education.
OBCT provide generic services to our service users and clients irrespective of their race, colour, gender, sexual orientation or religious believes to ensure community cohesion and integrations. Such as free confidential and impartial advice, information, signposting/referral and guidance on issues relating to Education; (weekend supplementary classes, After school Club) Welfare Rights, Immigration Services; Housing, Debt, Health Promotion, Environment friendly projects and organise monthly Work Club / Workshop / Seminars subject to resources. OBCT also provides a bespoke services for the migrants’ communities to ensure better, involvements, integration and engagements in local civic and civil activities, plus celebrate BAME cultural heritage events and organise multicultural events for our local community benefits. Incorporation under the company Act 1985 as a private company and that the company is limited on 2002 as a Not-for-Profit voluntary and community group; It registered with the Charity Commission as a community and voluntary charitable group on the 22nd April 2004 (Charity Commission no. 1103339; amended A&M on 24 July 2006).
“O”-Bay Community Trust is a voluntary organisation with head office in Enfield, North London. It was funded in 1990 with the aim to support local BME groups and individuals”
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Our History and Successes
Projects that O”-Bay has successfully delivered include:
- The delivery of training for the European Computer Driving Licence from 2000-2002. Forty beneficiaries gained qualifications and the programme was funded through Enfield Council’s Objective 3 Capacity Building Fund.
- The delivery of Internet Access for Beginners training to 25 beneficiaries in 2001 under Enfield Council’s Objective 3 Capacity Building Fund.
- Needs analysis and building of a database achieved through delivery of Drug Awareness event for the Enfield DAT for 4 consecutive years.
- Delivery and management of ESP awareness raising Ecare Funded survey through ECEN with 1000 recipients and a 60% response rate.
- Delivery of service provider awareness raising events partly funded through the Scarman Trust, Haringey Council and Awards for All.
- Delivery of events funded by Haringey Economic Regeneration Department.
- Delivery Youth music and drama development schemes in Hackney and Southwark.
- Delivery of CED capacity building project funded through Objective 2 ERDF 1.1.
O”-Bay Community Trust was established in November 1990 as a UK wide organisation for Nigerians. O”-Bay is a corporate member of the Britian-Nigeria Association and is an NGO member of the West African Business Association. O”-Bay is authorised to provide immigration advice and services by the Immigration Services Commissioner. Its main office is in the London Borough of Enfield.
O”-Bay Community Trust was established as a company limited by guarantee on 4 April 2002, registered in England and Wales (no. 4409583) and registered with the Charity Commission as a community and voluntary charitable group on the 22nd April 2004 (no. 1103339: amended on 24 July 2006). The Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner Exemption no. is N200400014. O”-Bay Community Trust is an associate member of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI: no. 2929) and of the Association of Regulated Immigration Advisers (ARIA: no. 200640014).
The Memorandum of Association of O”-Bay Community Trust has been amended on the 24 July 2006 amendment.
O”-Bay Community Trust operates on the basis of an Equal Opportunities Policy.