Friends Action North East Make Art, Make Friends Video

Friends Action North East are a charity based in Newcastle who help adults with learning disabilities in the North East of England to make and keep friends.

In their Make Art, Make Friends project, supported by the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund, participants have been involved in a range of arts activities, including print and dance. In this video, they showcase what they’ve done to date and express how the project has helped them make friendships. Have a look below!

Fuel Poverty Event

Northern Powergrid, in partnership with VONNE, will be delivering the following event:

Fuel Poverty: Future: Fairness: Working with you to support vulnerable customers now and in the future

4th March 10.00-13.00 National Railway Museum, York

The energy system is transforming and the future holds a number of opportunities to ensure that the most vulnerable in our communities benefit equally from that transformation. 

Northern Powergrid, the electricity distribution network for the North East, Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, already has a programme of work to support their vulnerable customers, with a particular focus on the fuel poor.  They work in partnership with community organisations, health, housing and local authorities to promote, develop and deliver their services more effectively. 

At this event Northern Powergrid, supported by VONNE, wants to have a wider conversation with you about the support they are providing now.  They will also showcase tools and launch the next community partnering fund in partnership with Northern Gas Networks, which enables community groups to tackle issues close to the heart of Northern Powergrid.

At this event Northern Powergrid will look forward and discuss with you opportunities to work collaboratively to ensure that vulnerable customers are a  priority as we move to a new low carbon future.

For more information and to register:

Well Newcastle Gateshead Community Conversation February 2020

Well Newcastle Gateshead’s next Community Conversation will take place at the Riverside Community Health Project on 12 February 2020 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.

Come along to discuss ideas for projects and creative activities for children that you’d like to see in the area and learn more about the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund.

We hope to see you there!

The Empty Space/RHWE – Wacky Kids Day

The Empty Space and Reviving the Heart of the West End’s Community Producing project, supported by the Well Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fund, has been going very well and has reached a group of parents and children in the area.

In this video, parents and children talk about Wacky Kids Days activities as part of the project, and the impact they have had on them and the local community.

Thank you very much to The Empty Space and Reviving the Heart of the West End for sharing this with us!