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North East charity appeals for new premises to ‘save GWK Woodshed’

Groundwork NE & Cumbria is launching an appeal to find new premises for its social enterprise GWK Woodshed, to avoid its closure in September.

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New programme manager appointed to develop North of the Tyne initiative

Groundwork NE & Cumbria has appointed Kim McGuiness as the new Programme Manager on its North of the Tyne initiative.

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Tees Cottage Pumping Station - Interpretation Commission

The River Tees Rediscovered Landscape Partnership invites quotes from an experienced lead designer/artist who will be responsible for writing, designing, producing and installing on site interpretation at the Tees Cottage Pumping Station and neighbouring Broken Scar site.

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North Durham eco-friendly business centre launches new lounge and cafe

The Greenhouse, the first commercial eco building in County Durham, which is managed by Groundwork NE & Cumbria, is launching a new café and business lounge to provide opportunities for apprentices and create a thriving business environment.

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Sunderland residents encouraged to be better recyclers with new council-led initiative

Sunderland City Council is launching a new recycling and rewards campaign to encourage local residents to be more environmentally friendly.

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Groundwork NE & Cumbria is top performer for national employment scheme

Following the news that the number of Cumbrians claiming unemployment benefits has risen to 5280, Groundwork NE & Cumbria is encouraging those out of work to use its employment support service

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Work gets underway at £1.5M Heritage Centre

Work is now underway at Land of Oak & Iron’s flagship £1.5M Crowley’s Heritage Centre, at Winlaton Mill in Gateshead, which could bring more than £500,000 into the local economy annually as a landmark tourist attraction.

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Our Annual Review

Our latest annual report is out now!

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Japanese academics visit North East to see how community-led initiatives have transformed the region

A group of Japanese academics supporting the rebuilding of communities damaged by the nuclear-power station disaster in Fukushima are visiting the North East to learn about how community regeneration charity Groundwork NE & Cumbria is helping local people.

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Darlington Mayor presents environmental award to scheme to protect the River Tees

Groundwork NE & Cumbria has received an award in recognition of its work with Cummins to protect and preserve Tees Valley heritage.

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Darlington's South Park's new play area opened after successful fundraising campaign

Darlington’s children will be able to enjoy play facilities inspired by the town’s rich heritage as the birthplace of the railways after a successful fundraising campaign led by Groundwork NE & Cumbria.

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Land of Oak & Iron Visitor Centre secures main funding target

Land of Oak & Iron’s flagship Visitor Centre, at Winlaton Mill, is set to become a reality after reaching its main fundraising target of just over £1.5 million.

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