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_jpg-11The Restricted Growth Association endeavours to provide support and information to people who have genetic growth conditions that result in dwarfism.

The Objectives of the Restricted growth Association, for which the Association is established are:

(A) To relieve and mitigate the distress and disadvantages of persons of restricted growth and in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the Association shall have the following powers:

(i) To encourage and support such persons to come together on equal terms with persons not of restricted growth to achieve complete integration within the wider community
(ii) To provide in the interests of social welfare, facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation for the benefit of persons and their families who have need of such facilities by reason of their condition, youth, age, sickness or infirmity, poverty or social and economic circumstances
(iii) To advance the education of such persons and their families in order to provide a wider understanding of restricted growth
(iv) To promote a wider public awareness in order to increase understanding of restricted growth
(v) To promote, encourage or undertake organised research into matters related to restricted growth and to disseminate the useful results of such work
(vi) To relieve poverty, distress and sickness amongst such persons
(vii) To preserve and protect good health both emotional and physical.

(B) In furtherance of the above Objects, but not further or otherwise, the Association may:

(i) Assist any charitable body, financially or otherwise
(ii) Obtain, collect and receive money and funds by way of contributions, donations, affiliation fees, subscriptions, legacies, grants and any other lawful method and accept and receive gifts of property of any description (whether subject to special trust or not)
(iii) Procure and provide information
(iv) Procure to be written and print, publish, issue and circulate gratuitously or otherwise, any reports or periodicals, books, pamphlets, leaflets or other documents
(v) Arrange and provide for or join in arranging and providing for the holding of exhibitions, meetings, lectures and classes.

(C) The income and property of the Association where so ever derived shall be supplied solely towards the promotion of the Objects of the Association and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend, bonus or otherwise howsoever by way of profit to any member of the Association provided that nothing herein shall prevent the repayment of out of pocket expenses.