Our Tercentennial Projects
To mark the tercentenary of the Charity, we worked with the dioceses of Durham and Newcastle to identify areas of need, relevant to the Charity’s areas of support, where funding could be most impactful. These ranged across the relief of poverty and sickness as well as the advancement of education
The project provides additional services linked to a network of Places of Welcome.
These are based in churches or church projects that are community hubs offering friendship and refreshments and additionally access points to: free, confidential debt advice; pastoral support; mental health first aid; emergency food parcels; support for returning to work; wider activities to combat loneliness and isolation; and signposts to specialist organisations and charities.
Across both dioceses we are supporting projects to improve the provision of facilities and services for children and young people..
In the Newcastle diocese we are providing funding for a Youth Hub as a discrete stand-alone project forming part of the larger Lighthouse Project in Byker and also funding three youth and children’s workers in South East Northumberland. In Durham diocese, we have funded a mobile youth service using the converted Ten10 double decker bus.
Shaping communities in Northumberland and Durham dioceses for over 300 years
From the 18th century, when early trustees of the Charity provided a local version of the welfare state in Bamburgh addressing poverty, education and the needs of seafarers to the modern day through our work with the two dioceses and community groups in the areas where we own land, Lord Crewe’s Charity has and continues to respond to need in ways that are relevant to contemporary society with impactful financial support.
Supporting the local community
To mark the Charity’s tercentenary over £100,000 of grants were allocated to community groups around Seahouses and Blanchland. Amongst others, these included accessible provision to the beach and rebuilding the play park at Bamburgh; restoration of the tennis courts at Seahouses and contributing to the Blanchland Abbey Project.