Children & Families

Task Group Leader: Pat McCann

Vision: We want our young people to have a positive and engaging future in our shared community.


Projects and budget for 2019-2021:

Children’s University CELL district
Amount awarded: £12,000
Estimated total cost: £15,000
A range of activities to support children’s engagement with the Children’s’ University program which is available to all school pupils within the CELL area. The project will offer a variety of opportunities for children to engage and have their passports stamped.

Youth drop-ins
Amount awarded: £56,711
Estimated total cost: £62,979
Provision by YMCA Northumberland of six, weekly, youth drop-in sessions across the villages of Ellington, Linton and Lynemouth, offering a range of activities, information and support for young people aged 7-17.

Holiday Clubs
Amount awarded: £3,000
Estimated total cost: £12,176
This project will bridge a need during school holidays by providing weekly drop-ins offering a nutritious meal, and engaging activities. Food Bank provision will also be incorporated for those most in need.