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.
Berwick Tourism Conference
As Berwick enters a new, exciting phase of tourism development, join us on the 8th of April for the launch event of the Berwick Ambassador’s Scheme, a key tourism enterprise created as part of the Welcome Visitor Project. The Welcome Visitor Project is working to develop Berwick’s potential as a Visitor Destination through a series of events and initiatives, designed to maximise visitor spend by capitalising on every opportunity to increase visitor footfall, encourage longer stays and repeat visits, enhance visitor experiences and to extend the current visitor season, ultimately resulting in increased commercial successes for local businesses and positive brand development for the town.
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.
The ‘Welcomes Visitor’ package includes a business development initiative where the project will deliver local training and skills attainment to support visitor serving business and community enterprises to fully engage with and realise the economic benefits of the refreshed visitor economy. The Project aims to develop a ‘Berwick Visitor Ambassador’ training module covering customer care Read more about Tourism Training Tendering[…]
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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.
The CoRE Legacy Fund provides grants to support projects in the North East of England that will enable communities to benefit from renewable energy. Registered Charities, CICs, CIOs and constituted community groups are eligible to apply. The CoRE Legacy Fund is currently under review and we hope to be relaunching very soon. Keep an eye Read more about CoRE Legacy Fund[…]