The scheme gives local organisations a chance to bid for funding.
Hear from Julie Boyack, Chief Executive of Vision Northumberland talk about how Community Chest funding helped them to create a community cafe to help users regain confidence after Covid-19 lockdowns.
Megan from 1st Swarland Rainbow unit tells us how Community Chest funding has been used to purchase craft supplies for their new unit.
Hear Ashington Veterans and Elders Institute secretary Keith Green tell us how Community Chest Funding has helped them to develop the institute.
Age UK Northumberland applied for Community Chest funding to improve their community cafe and public access computers. Amy Whyte tells us how this has improved the organisation.
Cramlington District Red Squirrel Group used their Community Chest funding to buy more monitoring stations to place throughout East Cramlington Nature Reserve to help protect and preserve the red squirrel.
The Morpeth Repair Shed is a space for the all ages and genders in the local community to come and learn new skills and repair household items. The space is owned by Barnabas Safe and Sound, a charity which aims to make a difference to the lives of young people and help support their journey to independence through the provision of youth work, advice and housing. The Greater Morpeth Development Trust has been supporting the project helping it go from strength to strength.
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