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Monday, 6 April 2020 to Thursday, 6 August 2020

For all the latest advice and information in relation to Covid-19 please visit Newcastle City Council’s dedicated webpages

For organisations who are dealing with Food distribution

See attached advice and guidance from our Public Health on Shielding and food delivery

Benefits advice

Please visit Newcastle City Council web page for information


Useful guides Volunteering

Informal Volunteering


Support for People webpage

We have brought together information on retail closures, money advice etc.


Free radios for over 70’s

WaveLength, along with Argos, Currys PC World, John Lewis & Partners, Pure and Roberts Radio, are coming together with BBC Local Radio’s Make a Difference initiative, to provide radios to the most vulnerable over 70s. Radio has a unique role providing local news, sharing information in the community, providing entertainment and most of all being a companion to listeners.

For more information and to apply/nominate somebody, go to


Funding Opportunities

NEW PCC Funding

Kim McGuinness has launched a Corona Virus Response Fund for the Community and Voluntary Sector to support those groups that are worried about how they can continue to support people and help keep us all safe during this unprecedented national emergency.  There is information about the grant on the PCCs website, initially, we’ll prioritise applications from organisations supporting the most vulnerable within our communities. The fund will also look at ways to support young people at risk of abuse or neglect or the impacts of poverty now the stability and support of schools has been taken away.

If any of them have any questions about the fund please ask them to use our enquiries email addresss which is; .


Free Bid Writing Service for Newcastle VCS Organisations  

Newcastle City Council recognise that our communities and the organisations that serve them are under tremendous pressure during this pandemic. 


It is encouraging to see a significant number of emergency funds to support the VCS emerging in recent weeks, however we recognise as many of you are firefighting, it leaves little time or capacity for bid writing. To that end Newcastle City Council's Communities' Team are offering support to help you fundraise during the coronavirus outbreak.

As some charities are based in single wards we suggest that in the appropriate box on the form they should put “All” against the request for which ward they operate in.

Please complete the attached form and return it 


More funding


Vonne fund finder database which is free at the minute – 


Business Support -  latest info from government -


Government funding for Food Distribution


The Ballinger Trust  -  Up to £1000 available

Digital Health
NHSX  brings teams from the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement together into one unit to drive digital transformation and lead policy, implementation and change. 
NHSX is calling on all innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution

The Arts Council England Covid 19 Support
Emergency funding measures are being put in place by the Arts Council England who are making £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis.  Funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of ACE funding have also been changed.  Click here to read more 

National Academy for Social Prescribing
On the 12th March the National Academy for Social Prescribing launched it's strategy, and a £1 million investment in local communities.   Click here for more information 

The COVID19 pandemic has placed significant demands on services and the population as a whole. Newcastle Round Table are but one little cog in our local community but we want to help. We have launched a funding process offering up to £2,000 to local charities directly helping with the COVID19 response in Tyneside. 

Please see 

Bin collections

There are no changes to existing bin collection days in 2020/21, except for two Friday bank holidays.

These are:

  • Good Friday (10 April) collections are due to take place on Saturday 11 April.
  • May Day (8 May) collections are due to take place on Saturday 9 May.

The bulk of the city has received new bin calendars but due to the current situation we have not been able to complete distribution. If you need to check your bin day use our online My Neighbourhood system at


Safeguarding Adults update

We have created a Covid-19 safeguarding adults webpage pulling together some resources including some awareness raising/briefings for volunteers.

Our legal and moral duty to raise safeguarding adults concerns remains.


Free plants for organisations


Also attached

  • Ouseburn Trust Newsletter
  • Trussell Trust Corona Virus update for Food Banks
  • Elders Council E Newsletter 67





Caroline Collinson    Mobile 07855 827996 


Communities Officer – Byker, Ouseburn, Heaton and Lemington wards

Communications and Engagement service


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Block 4, Floor 3,                                              Fax                  0191 277 3510

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