The New Horizon constitution says:
- To Welcome and support people who seek refuge in our midst
- To Give information and support as necessary
- To Celebrate the riches the newcomers bring to this society
We are a front line refugee support group mainly working on the Lissywollen Direct Provision site in Athlone. Our focus is on providing information and help to the 300 (on average) residents living there.
We also work on the Temple Direct Provision site in Horseleap, Moate.
New Horizon does not have any full time staff which is the major cost for many organisations. In 2018 our working budget was €5000.00.
It is funded by small scale grants from Westmeath Community Development Ltd.
Individual projects are funded from various sources such as the Health Service Executive (HSE) and St. Stephen’s Green Trust.
We are very pleased to announce that New Horizon has now been registered as a charity.
See the Charity Regulators website
New Horizon is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with companies and businesses for marketing purposes.
We are not a government-supported organisation and maintain strict confidentiality in all our dealings with refugees, asylum seekers, volunteers and other support groups.