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 1232 people, have 671 job outcomes and had a total of 7165 attended appointments.
We currently employ around thirty staff across SureStart Children’s Centres in North Northumberland including a Saturday Club
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.
A guide to what’s on in the William Elder Building
Community Coffee Mornings
Community Coffee Mornings themed around National and World Awareness Days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free Customer Service Course! Here for You are offering a free course in Customer Service, it runs for 4 weeks, 2 days per week. You will receive a Level 1 Award Certificate, no exam. Limited spaces so first come first served. Age 16+ Contact Berwick Community Trust on 01289 303366 and ask for Joanne or Read more about Free Customer Service Course[…]
The Berwick ‘Welcome Visitor’ Project has received a grant of £304,000 from Round 5 of the Coastal Communities Fund sponsored by DHCLG. The Project, which commenced in November 2018, will run over a two year period aims to establish Berwick as a ‘you must go there’ visitor destination, increase visitor footfall, encourage extended visitor stay Read more about Berwick upon Tweed Welcome Visitor Project[…]
We are now a collection point for the Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme. Look out for the box in the reception area where you can bring any brand of crisp packets for recycling. You can find out more on the scheme on the Terracycle website. https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades/crisppacket
Who is a Berwick upon Tweed Ambassador? An individual who genuinely cares about helping visitors to the town access the information they require to get the most out of their visit. A Berwick Ambassador will have the local knowledge and customer care skills to enhance the customers experience, encouraging customers to return, and helping to Read more about Become a Berwick upon Tweed Ambassador[…]
The lovely Abigail from Northumberland Glass has been in today with an amazing hamper full of easter goodies that could be yours. In order to win this box full of choccy delights then all you have to do is donate 1 easter egg to Berwick Food Bank directly at the William Elder Building. We will Read more about Easter Hamper Competition[…]
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We now accept Credit & Debit Cards payments for paying for room hire, to make donations or to pay for the hire of equipment. We use a secure system called Squareup to process payments.
Figures showing the number of parcels given out between January and August are now available. You can visit the page here to find out more.