• Housing older people in rural Northumberland

    Posted 27th May 2019

    A growing number of older people in Northumberland will face a huge challenge to their independence and wellbeing due to a shortage of suitable housing options unless we respond now. — Read more.

  • Northumberland Village Halls Heritage Project – Your views wanted!

    Posted 13th Mar 2019

    CAN was set up in 1951 with one of our primary purposes being to work with Village Halls. Over the years we have accumulated a large collection of documents and photographs linked to the history of these buildings, and we have worked with a vibrant network of former and current volunteers who have dedicated their time and enthusiasm to running these vital buildings. — Read more.

  • Film shows value of Village Halls & Community Buildings

    Posted 13th Mar 2019

    At the Northumberland Village Halls celebration event which took place at the end of January, CAN took the opportunity to ask a few people why their village hall is so important to their community. A short film has been created as a result. — Read more.

  • Pop up hubs show benefits of slow cookers

    Posted 26th Feb 2019

    At the end of last year Community Action Northumberland (CAN) started to roll out an exciting new initiative which builds on the work of its hugely successful Warm Hubs project. Funded by Northern Gas Networks, its new pop-up Warm Hubs are a series of events which aim to bring similar benefits to areas not currently covered by the main project. The first pop-ups in 2019 highlighted the benefits of slow cookers. — Read more.

  • Huge funding boost for village halls led by CAN

    Posted 7th Feb 2019

    The National Lottery Community Fund, previously known as the Big Lottery Fund, has awarded over £420,000 to the Northumberland Village Halls project, led by CAN. This is one of the first projects to be awarded money raised by National Lottery players, under the new name of the largest funder of community activity in the UK. — Read more.