Management of ANCA

ANCA is a Registered Charity (Charity Registration Number 1031061), governed by a Constitution approved by the Charity Commissioners.

Management Committee
ANCA is run by a committee of Trustees and three part time paid members of staff.

Committee members may be drawn from anyone interested in helping to run ANCA,
Under the ANCA Charity Constitution, the Councils of six Churches in the Addiscombe area can nominate one committee member.
  • Christchurch Methodist
  • Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation
  • East Croydon United Reform Church
  • St Mary Magdalene with St Martins Parish Church
  • St Matthews Parish Church
  • St Mildreds Parish Church

The Committee can also co-opt members; for instance it has been common practice to appoint representatives for the Community and the volunteers. Three officers appointed at the Annual General Meeting also serve on the Committee - Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. The ASNCVA Coordinator also attends to give a report to the members.

Day to day operations are run by three part time paid staff:
  • ANCA Coordinator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Lunch Club Supervisor

The ANCA office is staffed on weekday mornings. It is located in St Mildred’s Centre on Bingham Road, Addiscombe

Data Protection and GDPR
ANCA if fully aware of the need to protect the confidentiality of all those it comes into contact with. All information is held securely and is not divulged to any third parties without the prior consent of the individuals concerned. Our
Privacy Notice can be viewed via this link.

ANCA Constitution

ANCA is a Registered Charity with an existing Constitution document as required by law.

Changes to the Constitution can only be done at a General Meeting and agreement of the Charity Commission.

What is a Charity Constitution?
It is a legal document which sets out
  • purposes - the Objects of the charity
  • Powers - what the charity can (and cannot) do
  • How it points members and trustees
  • How meetings and other proceedings are conducted
  • Safeguards to prevent bad practice
  • It has to be approved by the Charity Commissioners

How is our Constitution set out?
In 2015 we updated our Constitution to reflect changes in the law and local circumstances. The Constitution includes:
  • Adoption of standard format and wording recommended by the Charity Commission
  • Definition our purposes ("Objects") under the charitable purposes in Charity Law (mandatory requirement)
  • Powers to appoint and manage employees
  • Giving the Committee powers to select and appoint Trustees, subject to approval of the AGM
  • Power to be able to make grants to similar organisations of individuals in need
  • The right for the local Churches to appoint a trustee each if they wish to (but are not obliged to)

Click here to see the full text of the ANCA Constitution

Governance and Policies
Click on the links below for more information


ANCA receives funding from the London Borough of Croydon, from the six Churches of Churches Together in Addiscombe, personal donations and contributions from other local charities and groups and, from time to time, legacies and bequests. ANCA may also undertakes some fundraising activities itself.

ANCA has proved a valuable source of support in Addiscombe and its environs and has made a difference to the lives of many people living in the community.

Annual General Meeting and Reports
The ANCA Annual General Meeting is usually held in May each year

Reports are presented by the Coordinator and Treasurer and officials appointed.

The Annual Report, including reports on activities and the Accounts, which are Independently Examined by a qualified Chartered Accountant, are submitted to the Charity Commissioners.

ANCA Constitution
Data Protection Privacy Notice
ANCA 3 Year Business Plan
Financial Policy
Annual Report 2016-2017 (including Accounts)
Annual Report 2015-2016 (including Accounts)
Annual Report 2014-15 (including Accounts)
Annual Report 2013-14 (including Accounts)
Annual Report and Accounts 2012-13
Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12

Management Policies
Vulnerable Adults Policy
Vulnerable Persons Safeguarding Guidance
Equal Opportunities Policy
Health & Safety Policy
Sustainability Policy
Complaints Procedure