By law, every charity must have objects or purposes that are exclusively charitable. ‘Object’s describe and identify the purpose for which the charity has been set up.
Our charitable objective is:
The relief of poverty of the homeless in West Yorkshire by providing items, services and facilities to homeless people in need and/or charities, or other organisations, working to relieve the poverty of the homeless.
In the past, ‘poverty’ has been defined by reference to financial hardship or lack of material things but, in current social and economic circumstances, poverty includes many disadvantages and difficulties arising from, or which cause, the lack of financial or material resources.
There can be no absolute definition of what ‘poverty’ might mean since the problems giving rise to poverty are multi-dimensional and cumulative. It can affect individuals and whole communities. It might be experienced on a long or short-term basis.
Poverty can both create, and be created by, adverse social conditions, such as poor health and nutrition, and low achievement in education and other areas of human development.
The prevention or relief of poverty is not just about giving financial assistance to people who lack money; poverty is a more complex issue that is dependent upon the social and economic circumstances in which it arises. The Charity Commission recognises that many charities that are concerned with preventing or relieving poverty will do so by addressing both the causes (prevention) and the consequences (relief) of poverty.
What is poverty?
The Hirsche Foundation will work to relieve the poverty of the homeless in the West Yorkshire region and will achieve this objective by providing items, services and facilities to homeless people in need, and by working with other charities and organisations who have the same objective of helping the homeless.