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Welcome to Jinnah Development Trust

'Supporting Our Local Community Through Partnerships: Voluntary, Community, Youth & Faith'

Our mission is to improve the social and education wellbeing of the local community, with a particular focus on young people.

For over 30 years Jinnah has provided a range of services to the community in Burnley and East Lancashire. Our services range from providing basic welfare advice to the delivery of specific programmes that help to provide much needed social and economic development opportunities to a significant number of people from the local area who, for a variety of reasons, struggle to achieve in education and gain meaningful employment. We look to provide young people with much needed practical experience of the world of work as well as opening up personal development opportunities for them that can help provide the basic learning that will improve their life chances.

Aims & Objects

  1. To advance the education of the inhabitants of the inner areas of multiracial towns, in particular within the boroughs of Burnley and Pendle, and without distinction of sex or race or of political, religious or other opinions.
  2. To provide facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the objectives of improving the conditions of life of the inhabitants of the said towns, in particular in the Daneshouse and Stoneyholme area of Burnley.



The Company is limited by guarantee without capital share and is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association. It is registered as a company number 5952567. It is also registered as a charity number 1122358. The management of the Charity/Company is vested in the Trustees/Directors. There are 12 Trustees/Directors, all having been elected in September 2009 for 2 years. There has been one change during their term of office. Mr Waseem A Chowdhary a local solicitor replaced Mr Shahid Beg last year who had resigned due to ill health. After the Annual General Meeting this year, the Trust/Company shall elect 12 new Directors/Trustees. The retiring Directors shall be eligible to be re-elected.


The Trustees/Directors are drawn from the Organisational and Individual Members. They are elected for 2 years. The admin assistant ensures that all Trustees /Directors particularly the new ones go through an induction process/course which comprises the charity/company aims & objects, constitution and the administrative procedures of the company. Each new Trustee/Director is given the most recent annual report, audited accounts and a copy of the charity commission leaflet "the essential trustee-what you need to know" The Trustees/Directors confirm that they have ensured that their activities remain within the bounds of the Charity Commission's guidance on public benefit. All our activities benefit the public at large. No Trustees/Directors received any benefit from the Charity/Company unless allowed under Memorandum and Articles of Association.

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