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
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
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.
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.
This year we are taking part in the Berwick Pumpkin Trail. Sheets are available from outside our building daily between 9.30am and 2.45pm or you can download them both here. Halloween Posters Scavenger hunt leaflets
We now have a QR Code for the William Elder Building, although this is not a mandatory requirement, we are asking you to #doyourbit and scan the code with the app when you are in the building.
We have launched our Northumberland Lottery Page here where just buying just 1 ticket a week could win you up to £25,000. Tickets are £1 and we receive 50% of every ticket purchased. We will use the funds to keep our vital services running in the community.
Back in January, we negotiated with Northumberland County Council to update and maintain the Flower Bed outside our building, the site was overgrown and we had the idea to make this a more appealing space for visitors and residents. With the assistance of the Berwick upon Tweed Premier Inn team we cleared the bed ready Read more about Castlegate Flower Bed[…]
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We are now accepting room bookings, please contact us for more enquiries, social distancing criteria apply.
**Covid-19 update** Although the William Elder Building is closed at the current time, 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 Read more about Coronavirus[…]
You can now give monetary donations via our new Localgiving Platform.
** SERVICE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED ** 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. We have collected more than 4000 Read more about Terracycle Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme[…]
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