Funding figures soar as Prudhoe Town Council cheer on those groups that support the town and residents

Grant Aid 2021/22

Prudhoe Town Council aims to promote and protect the quality of life and well-being of those who live in, work in, or visit the local area.  To this end, the Council offer grants to local organisations which are based in, or provide services to Prudhoe and Mickley, to help them maintain and develop their services, facilities, and activities.

Charities and Community Groups have an exceptionally positive impact on ‘Pride of Place’, community spirit and visitors, and are often a major source of activity and support for residents.  For these reasons, Prudhoe Town Council enthusiastically maintain a high level of support for the charities and community groups operating in and for our town.

Throughout the pandemic Prudhoe Town Council redirected traditional Grant Aid funding and unspent balances to support those groups responding to COVID-19 and the effects thereof.  In 2020-21 the Council supported 32 different groups with a variety of projects and initiatives totalling almost £66k.  Read more on the Grant Aid page.

The Council has recently agreed awards of Grant Aid for the current financial year (2021/22) and is delighted to have some stalwarts of the Prudhoe community back in operation and raring to go.

Our thriving local network of community groups and charities include the arts, welfare support, youth work, town events, education, sport, conservation, and environmental initiatives.  The total pledged in 2021/22 is over £63k with an additional £10,375 carried forward from last year.  Almost £74k of Grant Aid funding is a significant contribution, demonstrating the Council’s commitment to the quality of life of our residents.  Awards committed in this financial year are listed below, with links to group websites or Facebook pages, if available.

Community Group Grant Aid Agreed 2021/22
Dragon Tale Theatre Group £1,400
First Prudhoe Guides £1,500
First Prudhoe Scouts £2,500
Friends of Eastwood Park  £5,000
Happy Faces-Prudhoe £3,000
Mortal Fools Theatre Company £2,000
Northumberland CAB £7,000
Northumberland Community Bank £0 (encouraged to reapply when established)
Northumberland Youth Service (The East) £750
Prudhoe & District Local History Society (West Road Cemetery) £1,500
Prudhoe Air Training Corps £1,500
Prudhoe Army Cadet Force £600
Prudhoe Castle Bowling £200
Prudhoe Community Allotment £100
Prudhoe Community Choir £200
Prudhoe Gleemen £200
Prudhoe Leisure Group £625
Prudhoe Town Fireworks & Bonfire £1,000
Prudhoe Youth Club Football Club £3,000
Prudhoe Youth Project £10,000 (+£10k from 2020/21)
Radio Prudhoe £500
Spetchells Conservation Group (Lime Heaps) £450
Sports Tynedale (Awards) £450
Stomping Grounds Forest School £14,940
The Christmas Journey Project £300
Tyne Valley Canoe Club £1,500
Tynedale Hospice at Home £2,500
Prudhoe & District U3A £550