£100,000 has been awarded for regeneration projects in Newcastle communities, raised by contractors BAM and developers Ask Real Estate, and housing association Home Group.
Seven community groups will receive funding to deliver projects that until now have been out of reach. The first to get underway is the Pendower Good Neighbour Project. The charity works with residents on Pendower Estate, in the west end of Newcastle, to improve their quality of life and to make the estate a great place to live.
They have received support to transform overgrown garden space on the estate into a greenspace for both residents and visitors. Other projects to follow over the next several months include those for The Mercy Hub, Northbourne Youth Initiative, West End Women and Girls Centre, Building Futures East, West End Foodbank, and The People’s Kitchen.