Welcome to Community Action Northumberland: A voice for rural communities

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Together, we can shape our rural futures

CAN’s vision is of rural communities in Northumberland that are:

  • Vibrant
  • Inclusive
  • Confident
  • Effective
  • Sustainable

Our Mission

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

  • Promoting Rural Issues – Providing and supporting a ‘rural voice’, to influence and tackle rural community needs and issues.
  • Empowering Organisations – Supporting and developing local communities and their key groups and organisations.
  • Supporting Individuals – Identifying, developing, managing and running projects to address the needs of rural communities.
Help our village halls thrive

Village halls are at the heart of our communities in Northumberland. They offer a place for groups to get together and people to learn new skills. CAN provides the vital support that village halls need to thrive. Whether they need to know about licensing, health and safety, finance or energy, village halls can call on CAN at any time. We have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help ensure we continue to be able to support village halls.

Wingates Windfarm Community Benefit Fund - Open for Applications

Grants of between £250 and £2,000 are available for constituted voluntary and community groups, parish councils and schools carrying out projects which will be of community benefit within the parishes of Brinkburn & Hesleyhurst, Longhorsley, Netherwitton, Nunnykirk, and Rothley & Hollinghill . The next deadline for applications will be Mon 14th May and applications will be considered at the panel meeting on Mon 5th June.

Save money on your energy bills with EnergyCAN

Whether you are a business, community group or residential user of electricity or gas, our new service EnergyCAN may be able to help you reduce your fuel bills. Businesses and Community Groups can get a better deal by joining our collective buying scheme. For more details go to the EnergyCAN for organisation page in the 'Empowering Organisations' section of our website. Domestic users may save money by changing supplier with our switching service, provided in partnership with the comparison website, Switcheroo.