About Us

Welcome to Golapgonj Helping Hands (UK)


  1. 1.    Name

The name of the organisation shall be “Golapganj Helping Hands (UK)” (hereinafter referred to as “Charity”).


  1. 2.    Objects


The Charity’s objects are:


(a)  To improve the quality of life of people of Golapganj Upazila in Bangladesh, especially those socially and economically disadvantaged through the provision of financial assistance and necessary support in the fields of relief of poverty, furtherance of education, and relief of sickness and distress.


(b)  Uphold Bangladeshi culture and heritage in the United Kingdom.


(c)  To foster and strengthen unity and fraternity amongst the people of Golapganj Upazila living in the United Kingdom.


  1. 3.    Powers


In furtherance of the said objects but not otherwise the Charity may:


(a)  Raise public awareness of multiple problems and deprivation faced by Bangladeshi community such as that in Golapgnaj Upazila of the Sylhet district of Bangladesh and mobilise support and assistance both in the UK and Bangladesh for relief of those problems.


(b)  Raise funds and invite and receive contributions from any person or persons whatsoever by way of subscriptions, donations and otherwise provided that the Charity shall not undertake permanent trading activities in raising funds for the said objects.


(c)  Promote and undertake any work in relation to the relief of financial hardship and suffering among the people of Golapganj Upazila in Bangladesh.


(d)  Provide financial assistance to the victims of natural or other kinds of disaster in form of money or other means deemed suitable for persons, bodies, organisations in Golapganj Upazila and other affected areas in Bangladesh.


(e)  Provide the provision of and support educational and vocational training for children, young people and families in Golapganj Upazila or in such other locations as the Charity may determine from time to time.


(f)   Promote the provision of and support activities for cultural training in areas such as Bengali language, religious education, music, drama and art in the United Kingdom.


(g)  Award to such persons of Golapganj Upazila scholarships, maintenance or grants tenable at any educational establishment.

(h)  Promote, carry out or assist in promoting and carrying out research, surveys, investigation on the issues that are affecting the life of the people in Golapganj Upazila and publish useful reports thereof.


(i)    Co-operate and collaborate with voluntary bodies and statutory authorities operating in similar fields and exchange information and advice.


(j)    Employ and pay any person or persons to supervise, organise and carry on the work of the Charity.


(k)  Arrange and provide for or join in arranging and providing for the holding of exhibitions, meetings, lectures, classes, seminars and training courses.


(l)    Collect and disseminate information on all matters affecting the said objects and exchange such information with other bodies having similar objects whether in the UK or overseas.


(m) Establish or support any charitable trusts, associations or institutions formed for any of the charitable purposes included in the Objects.


(n)  Acquire, merge with or enter into any partnership or joint venture arrangement with any other Charity formed for any of the Objects.


(o)  To do such other lawful things as shall further the purposes of the Charity.


4. Membership


(a)  The membership of the Charity shall be open to any individual aged 18 years or over who has a connection with Golapganj Upazila of Sylhet district in Bangladesh through birth, descent or domicile and is interested in furthering the works of the Charity and has paid the appropriate sum of subscription as laid down from time to time by the General Meeting hereinafter mentioned.


(b)  Any person wishing to be become a member of the Charity shall complete the appropriate form which shall be submitted to the Executive Committee for acceptance or otherwise.


(c)  The Executive Committee shall have the right to approve or reject application for membership.


(d)  Every member upon being admitted shall be deemed to agree to abide by the Constitution. If a member fails to abide by the Constitution the Executive Committee may suspend his/her membership at any time.


(e)  All members have the right to vote at General Meetings.


(f)   The membership shall be for life and not transferable to anyone else.


(g)  Membership subscription shall be non-refundable.


(h)  Anyone who has no connection with Golapganj Upazila can become an Associate Member. Such associate member shall not have any voting rights.


(i)    The Executive Committee may unanimously and for good reason terminate membership of any individual PROVIDED THAT the individual member concerned shall have the right to be heard by the said Committee before a final decision is made.