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Welcome to Community Action Northumberland: A voice for rural communities

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Together, we can shape our rural futures

CAN’s vision is of rural communities in Northumberland that are:

  • Vibrant
  • Inclusive
  • Confident
  • Effective
  • Sustainable

Our Mission

Our mission is to benefit and help sustain rural communities in Northumberland by:

  • Promoting Rural Issues – Providing and supporting a ‘rural voice’, to influence and tackle rural community needs and issues.
  • Empowering Organisations – Supporting and developing local communities and their key groups and organisations.
  • Supporting Individuals – Identifying, developing, managing and running projects to address the needs of rural communities.
Getabout Accses Scheme - Volunteers needed

The Getabout Access Scheme has been set up to help people who have difficulty accessing transport to get out and about on essential journeys such as medical appointments, shopping trips etc. We provide an advice line which helps clients identify the best available way of making a journey, and if no existing options are available, we can provide a volunteer driver to offer a lift in their own car. We are currently looking to recruit volunteer drivers from all over the county and particularly from the Berwick area. If you enjoy helping people, have your own car and a little spare time, we'd love to hear from you (Getabout is run in partnership by Adapt (North East), CAN and Northumberland County Council

Wingates Windfarm Community Benefit Fund - Open for Applications

The Wingates WInd Farm Community Benefit Fund makes more than £30,000 of grant funding available each year for communities in the immediate vacinity of the wind farm.. Constituted voluntary and community groups, parish councils and schools are invited to apply for grants of between £250 and £2000 to carry out projects which will be of community benefit within the parishes of Brinkburn & Hesleyhurst, Longhorsley, Netherwitton, Nunnykirk, and Rothley & Hollinghill . The next deadline for applications will be Mon 13th Aug and applications will be considered at the panel meeting on Mon 4th Sept.

Save money on your energy bills with EnergyCAN

Whether you are a business, community group or residential user of electricity or gas, our new service EnergyCAN may be able to help you reduce your fuel bills. Businesses and Community Groups can get a better deal by joining our collective buying scheme. For more details go to the EnergyCAN for organisation page in the 'Empowering Organisations' section of our website. Domestic users may save money by changing supplier with our switching service, provided in partnership with the comparison website, Switcheroo.