Recent Community Foundation Grants

The Trust received good news recently in the form of two grants from the Community Foundation, which, every year, awards grants to hundreds of small charities in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, and across North East England, through funds set up by its donors.

The first grant from the Lough Fund will allow work to start on the scanning and digitisation of the huge collection of photographic images acquired by the Archive Service from the Photocentre, which used to operate from Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed.

The second grant from the Platten Family Fund will allow staff from the Archives Service to work with five primary schools in Blyth to explore the town’s industrial history and use this to design how Blyth might look 100 years in the future.

More information regarding these can be found under the Projects tab of the website,