About us How we are funded How we're funded In 2020 we offered 8,199 hours of support to 1,723 active participants across our broad range of services, this was much reduced due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and centre closures. Our 53 volunteers contributed 2,199 hours of their time to support our work, again we were unable to have volunteers in the centre for many months so we are really grateful to those who volunteered, mainly in the gardens during the year. We were thrilled to have received funding from a range of funders including SITA/Suez Community Trust, Trusthouse Charitable Trust, Sir James Knott Charitable Trust, The Clothmakers Foundation and Bernard Sunley Trust which enabled us to make a major capital investment in the cafe entrance. This created a disabled accessible entrance along with new toilets and upgrades to toilets in the main reception. We are very grateful to all the help received from Capita and Birchtree Construction with this work. How we did what we did - 2019-20 Our total income for the year was £628,982. This was made up of income earned from room hire, events and training; income from delivering contracts for adult day care services and alternative education provision across the centre; grant funding from a number of funders, most notably: The National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities North Tyneside NHS Clinical Commissioning Group - for our Health & Wellbeing programme National Lottery and European Social Fund to deliver our Wise Steps programme which supports those with multiple barriers to work European Social Fund - as part of a consortium led by North Tyneside Council to support people become work ready The Henry Smith Charity BBC Children in Need Virgin Money Foundation The Ballinger Trust The Community Foundation plus many other supporters to whom we are extremely grateful. How you helped We received a great deal of support from a wide section of the local community through our events and activities along with sponsorship from Capita, The Sage Foundation and The Energy Hub to make these events possible. Funding from The National Lottery Community Fund (formerly The Big Lottery) helped us reach many hundreds of local people, supporting them to set up their own workshops and activities and helping the most vulnerable with complex needs with specialist one-to-one support and counselling. BBC Children in Need provided a large part of the funding for our Connected Kids Club, which provides affordable after-school and holiday activities. We have also recently won support from The Community Foundation to support our Connected Kids Club during the summer holidays in 2020. If you would like to support us, please follow this link.