The NTCA Community Hubs Investment Fund has been approved by the cabinet to support multi-use community hubs for the future.
As the region looks beyond the immediate Coronavirus pandemic, the NTCA want to continue to support our communities through projects and organisations which make a real difference on the ground.
Working through our three constituent authorities, the £1.5 million fund will support organisations in Newcastle, North Tyneside, and Northumberland that provide a range of community services under one roof.
During the coronavirus lockdown, community centres and hubs have been vital in our areas response. They have provided meals and gave a helping hand to the people in throughout the North of Tyne. By supporting innovation and adaptation the fund will help our community organisations continue to play a central role in our recovery and into the future.
Our three local authorities will work in collaboration with the NTCA to support projects and organisations, helping them develop new services and delivery methods.
The Combined Authority will also work with its local authorities to understand ‘what works best’ and learn key lessons for the future.
Just as every area is different – every village, every town, every city – each hub will be different. That’s their strength and the strength of this new fund.
Community Hubs is one of Mayor Jamie Driscoll’s priorities detailed in his 2019 manifesto.
The community hub funding was approved at the July 2020 cabinet.