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. 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 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.
A guide to what’s on in the William Elder Building
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.
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. Each ticket has six numbers and each number is between 0 and 9. There will be a draw every Saturday night when a six digit winning combination will be picked. Prizes will be given to players with tickets that match the first or last 2 to 6 numbers from the winning combination. Match all six and you win the jackpot!
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.
With the relaxation of government guidelines from Monday 19th July, we are happy to say that the front doors to the William Elder Building will finally be open. However, we are continuing to ask ALL building users & visitors to wear mandatory face coverings in all public areas of the building and to continue following Read more about Re-opening of the WEB[…]
Due to a number of staff members and trustees having to self-isolate we have taken the decision to postpone our AGM that was due to be held on the 26th July. A new date will be announced in due course.
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[…]
**Covid-19 update** The William Elder Building remains closed just now but Berwick Food Bank and Here for You are still very much operational. The Food Bank is supporting any members of the community who cant access food and those who do not have funds to buy food. You can get in touch with us on Read more about Coronavirus[…]
** SERVICE SUSPENDED ** We will no longer be collecting crisp packets for the recycling scheme.
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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.