Investing in Berwick
Here for You is a free service supporting employed and unemployed customers with jobsearching activities including writing cv’s, how to jobsearch effectively, interview skills and accredited training courses. Since inception in Jan 2013 they have supported 937 people, have 482 job outcomes and had a total of 5103 attended appointments.
We currently employ around thirty staff across SureStart Children’s Centres in North Northumberland including a Saturday Club
Community Grant Fund
A one of grant of up £250 for local groups and organisations to apply to to set up a new sub-group, activity or project that benefits people in the Community. Applications that are Health and Well Being, Sport related as well as hobbies and interests are all considered subject to meeting criteria. click to visit the page for more info
Warmer, Wealthier Berwick is a free project to help any resident in the Berwick area with energy related issues. This includes tariff advice, how to improve the energy performance of your home, accessing funding for installation and accessing free boiler replacements for those who qualify.
Commissioned in 2014 the Wind Turbine has performed well during 2015 and 2016 with almost no downtime. A full table of figures are shown.
Coastal Communities Team
The Coastal Communities Team consists of Berwick Community Trust, Northumberland County Council, Berwick Town Council, Chamber of Trade, The Port Authority, The Freemen and other local Businessmen. The group will work to develop the Economic plan for Berwick
The William Elder Building is home to a branch of the North Northumberland Food bank, assisting those in desperate need, not only with accessing food but supporting and helping with any issues that may arise.
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Things that we have achieved since 2005
Protected the provision of childcare opportunities in Berwick upon Tweed and Wooler by employing almost thirty staff members involved in the provision of childcare through Surestart, launched a Play Outreach Project across the town and supported Berwick Young Carers. Here for You was formed as an arm of the Trust with Joanne and Becci both volunteering until funding was obtained. The Mission of Here for You echoed the development agenda for the Trust in seeking to improve life chances and opportunities for residents through addressing unemployment issues
Provided accommodation for fourteen local businesses and organisations. Hosted the Berwick Food Bank. Facillitated the opening of the Serendipity local artisans store, managed the Reach Project enabling 80 people to find work including the start up of 12 businesses.
Installed pV panels to six local schools and a sports centre, developed a 500kW wind turbine project, worked on low carbon initiatives and Every drop Counts to enable residents to save money on water bills.
Developed and supported, over seven years, a range of local Festivals – Film, Jazz and Border Green. Attracted one hundred independent members. Developed the VisitBerwick website and supported a number of tourism projects. Directly attracted £1.8m into Berwick.
We are looking to sell our portable Dance Floor. Light Wood coloured, 256 x 1ft x 1ft squares. Transport/Storage cart included as well as edging and corner pieces. Only used a few times so a bargain at the price of £700, open to offers. Get in touch with us on 01289 303366.
*NEW VACANCY* We are currently recruiting for a new Administration Apprentice. Starting with a 12 month level 2 apprenticeship and then ideally moving on to level 3. After successful completion the post could lead to long term employment with us. Employment Opportunites
Updated figures are now available for the distribution of food bank parcels. You can visit the page here to find out more.
Could you use a grant of up to £250 for your community group to start a new project/Activity or create a sub group for new activities in and around the Berwick area? Please visit the Community Development page here for more information. The grant can be used to kickstart a new project or activity and Read more about Community Grant Fund – NEW FUNDS AVAILABLE[…]