Ashton Community Trust (ACT) is a social enterprise and development trust which seeks to make North Belfast a better place for its residents to live and prosper. It does this through the provision of services, employment, training and community development. ACT has grown over the last twenty years to the extent where it now employs over 160 people and has an annual turnover in excess of £3m. ACT is registered as a charity with the Inland Revenue and is a company limited by guarantee. The company was established by local residents and is controlled by a voluntary Board who ensure that it stays true to its mission and vision. The Board employs staff to manage the company on a day to day basis. Profits are not distributed but are ploughed back into further ACT's regeneration objectives.