Investing in Berwick
Here for You is a free service supporting employed and unemployed customers with jobsearching activities including writing CV’s and how to jobsearch effectively. Support is also available with Benefit Claims, completing forms, budgeting and utility switching.
We currently employ around thirty staff across SureStart Children’s Centres in North Northumberland including a Saturday Club
The William Elder Building is home to Berwick Food bank, supporting those in a crisus situation, we not only support with emergency food provision but support is tailored to each individuals or family situation to alleviate stress and look for ways to solve issues.
A guide to what’s on in the William Elder Building and room booking availabilty.
CoRE Legacy Fund
The CoRE Legacy Fund provides grants to support projects in the North East of England that will enable communities to reduce their energy consumption or help them benefit from renewable energy technologies. The intention is to support North East communities through a wide range of renewable energy or demand reduction projects.
You can support our services with donations on our Local Giving Page, either by a one off payment or set up a regular Direct Debit.
An opportunity to win prizes by supporting us. Northumberland Lottery is an exciting weekly lottery that raises money for good causes. Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 a week. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000! That’s a better chance of winning than the National Lottery or the Health Lottery.
Created Local Jobs - 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.
Provided Meeting and Shop Space - Set up 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.
Environmental - Commisioned a Wind Turbine in 2014. 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.
Community - 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 now taking donations for Christmas related items for our Christmas bag pack. Items must have good use by dates on as the parcels are distributed closer to the big day. Items can be dropped off directly to us in the William Elder Building before the 16th December.
This project will enable residents and visitors who are wheelchair users to access the beach and the sea using wheelchairs specifically designed to move over sand and into the sea. We aim to provide free access to a choice of two beach wheelchairs with an electric hoist housed in a building which will provide a Read more about Beach Wheelchair Project[…]
Once a month, our conference room is up for grabs to community groups and organisations to hold a fundraiser or a charity event. The room hire will be free for your event, but this will operate on a first come, first serve basis and is dependant on availability. If you are interested in this opportunity Read more about Want to hold a charity event or a fundraiser?[…]
Berwick Community Trust has launched the next round of their hugely successful renewable energy and energy conservation grant giving scheme. Since starting in 2015, the CoRE Legacy Scheme has awarded over £127,000 to community groups, charities and sports clubs throughout the North East area, saving them money, but also reducing their carbon footprint through the Read more about CoRE Legacy Fund Now OPEN[…]
The apple trees are in bud and the shrubs are blooming, now we’re looking for your help to continue regenerating Castlegate Community Garden. We’re looking for bee friendly plants to underplant the fruit trees, as well as any herbs, salad or strawberry plants to fill up the raised bed. Can you help? Do you have Read more about Castlegate Community Garden[…]
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Figures showing the number of parcels distributed in 2019 have now been updated. You can visit the page here to find out more.