DOT-COMmunICaTions ~ Our Mission & Status
We were formed as a not-for-profit social and community enterprise which is defined as: "Businesses with primarily social objectives, who's surpluses are principally
reinvested for that purpose in the business, or in the community, rather than
being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners".
DOT-COMmunications is specifically a Charitable
Social Enterprise - the definition of which is:
- The social enterprise has exclusively charitable purposes and those purposes must be
for the public benefit.
- Trustees are responsible for administration and management and must not be paid for this
- Any profits or surpluses made must be invested back into the charity and used to
support its charitable purposes.
- Assets must always be used for the purposes of the charity.
DOT-COMmunications is directly overseen and managed by the trustees of the parent
charity, The Ground Floor Project, none of whom receive any form of payment and any profits made can only be used to further the organisational aims.
- To advance the education of the public in the subject of the social and practical
benefits of information technology.
- To provide charitable organisations and their clients with access to education,
advice, support and assistance in relation to all aspects of information
- The relief of unemployment for the benefit of the public in such ways as
may be thought fit, including assistance and support to find employment.
- To promote inclusion for the public benefit by assisting socially and digitally excluded people in
Calderdale to integrate more fully into society through the the provision of employment training and
information technology services.
For the purpose of this clause 'socially excluded' means being excluded from
society, or parts of society, as a result of one or more of the following
factors: unemployment; financial hardship; youth or old age; ill health
(physical or mental) and poor educational or skills attainment.
'Digitally excluded' refers to adults over 60, the long-term unemployed and low-income families with children, living in Calderdale, who have limited access to a computer or who have either never been online or have only limited access to the Internet.
- The protection and preservation of the environment for the public benefit by:
the promotion of waste reduction, re-use reclamation, recycling, use of
recycled products and the use of surplus information technology equipment;
advancing the education of the public about all aspects of electrical and
electronic waste generation, electrical and electronic waste management and
recycling of the same.
The relief of financial hardship by the recycling and provision of information
technology equipment, advice and support.
Ground Floor is a registered charity (no. 515918) and a company limited by guarantee
(no. 1867571). DOT-COMmunications is a Registered
Working Name of the Ground Floor Project.
All social enterprises established by the Ground Floor Project, including
DOT-COMmunications, aim to promote positive community action and address social
exclusion that increases opportunities and benefits for disadvantaged people
living in Calderdale. To this end, we are actively involved in providing,
developing, supporting and sustaining a wide range of community led and
self-help initiatives within the region.
For further information concerning legal status, please contact:
Attn: Legal Affairs
Salem Community Resource