Alleviating poverty, bringing hope

NOAH Enterprise 5 Year Strategy

Founded in 1987, NOAH Enterprise has earned a reputation for working with people experiencing poverty and other disadvantages, to help them to make positive changes in their lives. Inspired by the life of St Vincent De Paul, our vocation is to provide practical help to those who need it most, and our door is open to anybody who seeks our help, whether it be in finding a place to live, learning new skills, or getting back into the world of work.

There is much to do. Our plans for the 2021-2026 period respond to the new socio-economic conditions which we find ourselves in, not least due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit. We will introduce new programmes specifically for young people whose career goals were interrupted by the pandemic, and for migrants who are seeking a helping hand into accommodation and employment. We will expand our social enterprises to provide even more opportunities for vocational training, and to generate income. And of course, we will continue to be there for those who find themselves in extreme hardship, with a determination never to stop learning, and never to leave anybody behind who would like our support.

Through our talented and dedicated staff and volunteers, NOAH have the privilege of working with a great many inspiring people, and you’ll see some of their stories within this Strategic Plan. None of this work would be possible without the support of our community, our partners, and our funders – so I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts, for affording NOAH the privilege of doing the work that we do. I hope that you enjoy reading our Strategic Plan, and that you feel as inspired as we do to continue the work of St Vincent De Paul, in our small way.

David Morris

NOAH 5yr Strategy 2021-2026