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.
Please note that we have suspended all bookings and meeting room hires until further notice.
**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 still supporting members of our community who don’t have enough money to buy food. You can get in touch with us on 01289 303366, our building Read more about Coronavirus[…]
We are desperate for jam, rice, tinned dinners like stew, mince etc, bread, butter and eggs in the food bank – please donate these items if you are able. We are not able to buy them from the shop due to the quantity that we need and the current stockpiling issues.
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. We have collected more than 4000 crisp packets since we started. Read more about Terracycle Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme[…]
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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 distributed in 2019 have now been updated. You can visit the page here to find out more.