RSP Member - Community Action Northumberland (CAN)

Community Action Northumberland (CAN) supports rural communities in Northumberland to be vibrant, inclusive and sustainable. We were established in 1951 and are a member of the ACRE Network of 38 local development charities that influence on rural issues and deliver rural projects across England.

Our mission is to benefit and help sustain rural communities in Northumberland by:

  • Promoting Rural Issues – Providing and supporting a ‘rural voice’ to influence policy, programmes and action.
  • Empowering Communities – Supporting and developing local communities, their key groups and organisations. Examples include advice for Village Halls and supporting Parish Councils.
  • Delivering Solutions – Identifying, developing and managing projects to address the needs of individuals. We pioneered Warm Hubs in 2014 with over 40 schemes across our county and run Rural Employment Hubs to support jobseekers.
  • Addressing Climate Change – delivering projects and influencing behaviours to help meet climate action requirements. Projects include being a partner in the Northumberland solar-powered community buildings project.

Tel: 01670 517178
X: @CANNorthld


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