The Woodland Trust protect and campaign on behalf of this country’s woods, plant trees, and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people. Their vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife.


The North Pennines AONB Partnership is an alliance of statutory agencies, local authorities and voluntary or community organisations which care about, and for, the area. The AONB Partnership is the body responsible for co-ordinating efforts to conserve and enhance the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and UNESCO Global Geopark.


The People’s Kitchen support the  homeless and disadvantaged people of Newcastle by offering food, friendship, and help to take positive action toward growing themselves a better future.


The Greening Wingrove Project was established as part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Communities Living Sustainably programme. The aim of the programme was to encourage behaviour change among individuals and communities so they can cope better with the environmental, economic and social impacts of a changing climate. 12 community partnerships of public, private and voluntary sector bodies were awarded up to £1m each to deliver up to five years of community led sustainability interventions.



The Time Exchange is a community based time banking initiative and drop-in centre based in Arthur’s Hill, Newcastle. Local residents exchange time and skills with each other. Members voluntarily carry out work for each other and earn ‘time credits’ in return. These credits can be exchanged for other member services.