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Berwick Community Trust

Investing in Berwick

What we do - Current Projects and Services run by Berwick Community Trust
Go to Employment Support

Employment Support

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.

Go to Childcare Provision

Childcare Provision

We currently employ around thirty staff across SureStart Children’s Centres in North Northumberland including a Saturday Club

Go to Food Bank

Food Bank

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.

Go to Whats On

Whats On

A guide to what’s on in the William Elder Building and room booking availabilty.

Go to CoRE Legacy Fund

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.

Go to Online Donations

Online Donations

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.

Go to Northumberland Lottery

Northumberland Lottery

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.

Past Achievements

Some of the things that we have achieved since 2005
  • 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.

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