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Financial Support

The Big House needs your financial support. 

You can use MyDonate for single or regular donations online.

Set up a Monthly Standing Order (with Gift Aid).

Or click here to discover more ways you can help.

Who we are

At the moment The Big House isn’t a place but a group of people. This group is made up of lots of volunteers, a small staff team, hundreds of supporters, a Board of Directors and a Council of Reference. We are drawn from a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, professions and denominations. However we all share a Christian faith and a desire for young people, regardless of their situation, to know the reality of God's love and encounter Jesus.

 
Invaluable Volunteers
Volunteer leaders at Shine CampVolunteers are crucial to programmes and development of The Big House. These talented and generous volunteers help us in many ways:
 
  • Helping to plan and deliver programmes at our residential camps
  • Sharing their professional counselling skills
  • Praying
  • Giving financially
  • Raising the profile of the Big House to raise more financial and pray support
  • Helping in administration
  • Running fundraising events
  • Leading training sessions
  • Representing The Big House at events
.... and many, many other ways too! 
 
We are committed not only to growing this team, but also to training and developing them as they are so valuable to us.  
If you would be interested in volunteering with the Big House in anyway, please get in touch!.
 
Staff Team

The Big House is delighted that we now have grown to have a small staff team through the provision of God.  Our staff devote their time, skills and energy to administering and developing The Big House, its plans, structures, people and programmes..

At present we have four part-time staff:

Project Director: Kathryn Harte (maternity and vacancy cover)
Programme Worker: Sarah Farling (maternity cover)
Office Administrator: Nadia Jewhurst
Support and Communications Officer: Colin Cochrane

Our staff team work from our office above Café Grace at 12-14 Elmwood Avenue in Belfast, except for Colin, who is based in Coleraine.

 
Meet the Board

As a charity we have a Board of Directors whose role is to ensure that The Big House does what it has said it will do and does it properly. They help us remain true to our vision, follow God faithfully, and fulfill our legal responsibilities.

We are very blessed to have a Board of wonderful people who have lots of experience to draw on, give very good and Godly advice, and share our passion for Jesus and young people.

The members of the Board are:

Ms Cathy Bell
Mrs Nicola Clarke
Mr David Dunlop (Chair)
Mr David Ferguson
Mrs Kathryn Harte
Prof Dame Judith Hill
Dr Angela Minion (Founder)
 

(as of October 2015)