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13th Gateshead Scouts

Cub Scouts, for young people between the ages of 8 and 10 and 1/2, meet on a Monday evening between 6.30 and 8pm during term time. Pack meetings are a combination of games, team challenges and creative tactivities.

18th Gateshead Boys' Brigade

1st Blaydon Scout Group

1st Blaydon Scout Group is a very popular group located just outside the town centre. We offer young people the chance to take part in Scouting on a weekly basis.

1st Chopwell Scout Group

The Scout Association provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for 400,000 young people aged 6-25.In Chopwell we run all three of the Scouting Section on different nights of the week. 

1st Ryton Scout Group

1st Ryton Scout Group is a very popular group located next to Ryton Rugby Club. We offer young people the chance to take part in Scouting on a weekly basis. We have a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack and a Scout Troop – all of which are very popular.

1st Winlaton Scout Group

1st Winlaton Scout Group is a very popular group located next to the community centre in Winlaton. We offer young people the chance to take part in Scouting on a weekly basis.

2 Way Tenancy Solutions CIC

2 Way Tenancy Solutions CIC work with hard to reach residents/individuals who have failed to engage with services, be it housing, health and other support providers.

21st Gateshead Sea Scouts Group

Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.

2nd Crawcrook Scout Group

2nd Crawcrook Scout Group is a very popular group located next to the rising sun in Crawcrook.. We offer young people the chance to take part in Scouting on a weekly basis. We have Cub Pack and Scout Troop – both of which are very popular.

3 Steps Project North East

Our aim is to provide a new approach to the address the continuing situation our fellow neighbour finds him/herself in, sleeping rough on our streets, the effects of mental health resulting in homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction, the plight o

35th Gateshead (Edberts) Scout Group

The 35th Gateshead (Edberts) Group meet in Heworth each Friday evening during term time. Founded in 2011 we have quickly grown to provide sections for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Beaver Scouts For boys and girls aged between 6 and 8 years old.

3rd Gateshead Boys Brigade

Aims/Objectives:  The advancement of Christ's kingdom among boys. Badgework, drill,camping, drama, football etc.

40th Gateshead Scout Group

We are currently recruiting Adult volunteers to restart the Scout Group in Kibblesworth.

5th Birtley Scout Group

7th Gateshead Scouts

We are a very active Scout Group meeting in the centre of Gateshead. We cover the full age range of 6-18 with the following sections; Beaver Scouts Wednesday 5.45p.m. to 7.15p.m. Cub Scouts Thursday 5.45p.m. to 7.15p.m. Scouts Thursday 7.15p.m.

A.1. Allerdene Social Club

To encourage local community groups in and around the Allerdene and Harlow Green Estates to organize Community Meetings/Social Evenings/ Charity Events, Evenings/Sports Events etc.

Academy of Music and Sound

The Academy of Music and Sound is a Popular Music college run by musicians for musicians situated on Gateshead High Street.


"Advance is a community based group designed to integrate isolated members of society back into the community through outdoor activities, education & social integration whilst raising self-esteem, confidence & motivation." Advance are a gr

Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service - ACAS

Acas stands for Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. We aim to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations.

Age Uk Gateshead

Age Uk are an independent, local charity supporting older people in Gateshead and Newcastle for over 50 years. Our services aim to support older people, their families and carers.

Air Cadets - 361(Gateshead) Squadron

Youth organisation for air minded young people over 13 years old.

Alive Lunch Club

Lunch provided to guests - who are members - on Thursdays. Volunteer staff. Brings people together to socialise and share a meal. Hugely beneficial to those who take part and much appreciated.

Alzheimer's Society

Our Dementia Support service offers information and practical guidance to help you understand dementia, cope with day to day challenges and prepare for the future.

Angling 4 All

~~Angling 4 All’ is a user led angling club for people with disabilities who attend some of the services provided by Gateshead Council’s Adult Provider Services.

Armed Forces Outreach Service (AFOS)

The Armed Forces Outreach Service aims to assist Service Personnel who are either considering leaving the forces or those who are currently transitioning into civilian life, Veterans, Serving Reservists and family members of these groups.

Art for You

Art for You: an exciting Macmillan project now starting in Newcastle         A volunteer-led emotional support service for people affected by cancer and their carers.   Feeling isolated? Interested in trying something different?

Arthritis Action

About Arthritis Action Founded in 1942, Arthritis Action is the only UK charity giving hands-on, practical help to combat the pain of arthritis through self-management and lifestyle advice.

ARTventurers Newcastle & Gateshead

We run colourful, creative (often messy!) art, craft and creative play sessions for babies, toddlers and children during the week in different areas of Gateshead as well as holiday classes and workshops, fantastic creative birthday parties, after

Autism North East

Autism North East is a Social Enterprise, non-profit-making organisation providing assessment, diagnosis, intervention and training for children and young people where this is a concern related to an Autism Spectrum Condition.

Baltic, Gateshead

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is located on Gateshead Quayside.

Barmoor Hub


The Centre serves the community within the West of Gateshead particularly Ryton, Crawcrook, Clara Vale, Greenside and Stella.

Be: Trans Support and Development North

Be provide 121 person centred support, advocacy, peer support services, advice, information for transgender people and their families. We also provide gender consultancy services and training to external organizations.

Beacon Lough Baptist Church Toddler Group

A friendly and welcoming group for little ones from nought to nursery to come with their grown-up. Plenty of toys and books are on hand each week for tots to enjoy with their Grans, Mams, Dads or carers.

Bensham and Saltwell Alive

Bensham and Saltwell Alive is an initiative that has two key aims. The first is to highlight the wide variety of interests, gifts and talents that every resident in the neighbourhood has, whatever their age and background.

Bensham Grove Community Centre

Bensham Grove Community Centre can be found in a wonderful Grade ll listed building in the heart of Gateshead. The building has lots of original Arts and Crafts features and is well worth a visit.

Bereavement Support Drop In St Nicholas Church Hall

Grief affects everyone at some point and grief can seem to overshadow everything, especially in the weeks and months following the loss of a loved one.

Better Health Gateshead


Better Health Gateshead, managed by Gateshead Council’s Public Health team, is here to support the local community to make healthy lifestyle changes.

BHM Youth and Community Theare

Blackhall Mill Youth and Community Theatre meets on a Thursday evening at Blackhall Mill Community Centre. We are always working towards a show, and were part of Searching for the Heart of the Land of Oak and Iron in the Summer term.

Big Local Gateshead

Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents in 150 areas around England to use at least £1m to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their communities.

Bill Quay Arts Studio CiC

Bill Quay Arts Studio is an arts and wellbeing workshop aimed at individuals with mental health problems, learning disability and anyone who wishes to improve their wellbeing by developing their creative skills.

Bill Quay Community Church

We're an independent church who meet in Bill Quay in East Gateshead, using the Methodist Church on Station Road as our base.

Birtley Athletics Club

Birtley Athletics Club is an England Athletics affiliated running club based at Lord Lawson school in Birtley. 

Birtley Community Church

Who Are We? We’ve been meeting in Birtley since 2009 but the church has been active on Tyneside since the late 60’s.

Birtley Community Partnership

The Birtley Hub is a Resource Centre for the local community. Some of the things we have on offer are:

Birtley Heritage Group

A local history group encouraging the curiosity of people to delve into the hidden past and unearth some of the stories of Birtley's heritage to discover how the area has changed over the last one hundred and fifty years and pass on that informati

Birtley linedancers

We are an informal, very friendly group who meet upstairs in Birtley Community Association Hall, Ravensworth Road, Birtley every Wednesday 12.45-2.30pm. Although we are mainly pensioners, we would love to welcome new members of any age.

Birtley Medical Group

Our Practice is highly patient focused, having a multidisciplinary approach to patients’ health care.

Birtley Methodist Church

Birtley Methodist Church is on facebook EMAIL:  

We host regular events, subscribe and like our facebook page to keep up to date.


Blackhall Mill Community Association

Blackhall Mill Community Association owns and operates the village community centre and organises community events. It is run by local residents. New people are always welcome to help with the organisation or in running events.

Blaydon Craft & Art Club

We make cards (parchment craft, decoupage, rubber stamping) cross stich and various other crafts. We also have an art group. We meet every Wednesday: morning 10am-12pm and afternoons 1-3pm. We also meet every other Wednesday evening 7-9pm

Blaydon Football Club

Teams under 7, 8, 9 & 10. Keywords leisure junior senior women sport football concessions coaching disability physical learning club blaydon

Blaydon Harriers & Athletics Club

BHAC offers a range of athletics activities to everyone aged 8 years and above for both coaching and competition.  We are a very friendly club and welcome all people who wish to participate, coach, officiate or volunteer regardless of ability, gen

Blaydon Jazz Club

Monthly jazz concerts at The Black Bull, Bridge St. Blaydon NE21 4JJ Sunday evenings - 8 pm to 10.30 Visit for full details.

Blaydon Jewellery and Crafters

We are a New Friendly Group that has started up on line.

Blaydon Rock & Blues Club

We are a small group who are dedicated to presenting Live Rock and Blues music at an accessible venue.

Blaydon Trinity Methodist Church

AGService: Sundays 10:45am (not 3rd Sunday) Monthly Cafe Style church, 3rd Saturday of each month 10am Soup Lunch: Every Monday (except Bank Holidays and August) A welcome place to enjoy a bowl of homemade soup and a roll, a pudding and tea and co

Blaydon Youth and Community Centre

Blaydon Youth and Community Centre sits at the very heart of the community and acts as a lifeline for adults and children of all ages, who take part in a wide range of activities bringing together the community of Blaydon and the surrounding areas

Blue Sky Trust

Support for people affected by HIV. Education for young people on relationships and sexual health.

Borderline Books

We collect books that are no longer needed by publishers, shops, libraries and individuals and redistribute them free of charge to organisations working with survivors of domestic abuse, people experiencing homelessness, ex-service men and women,

Bowes Belles WI

Ladies, ever thought about joining the WI?

Bravo Performance

Bravo Performance, A Drama school with a difference.   Bravo Performance is a fun, imaginative environment which uses drama, dance and more to help children’s confidence flourish.

Brightside Adult Services

Brightside is the leading and largest specialist organisation in Northumberland, providing a wide range of unique, high quality and educationally focused services to adults across the continuum of additional needs.

Bringing Words to Life Limited

Bringing Words to Life (BWtL) is a literacy charity based in Blaydon, founded by a published journalist and author.

British Lung Foundation

Lung disease affects more than 12 million people across the UK. We’re here for every one of them. The British Lung Foundation are leading the fight against lung disease to make sure no one has to face it alone.

British Red Cross Society

Response to emergencies in support of statutory authorities. Emergency response to individuals in crisis via Health and Social Care team including medical equipment loans, care in the home and transport services. First Aid cover at public events.

Business Debtline

Business Debtline (BDL) is a charity — part of the Money Advice Trust (MAT) — formed in 1991 to increase the quality and availability of free, independent money advice in the UK. Our trained team of specialist advisers can help with your queries.

Butterfly Bridge Project

Over two hundred people assembled at Derwent Walk Country Park at 10.30am on Saturday 21 September 2013.

Buzz Dance Company

Buzz Dance Company is based in Birtley.

Caedmon Choir

Community choir singing unaccompanied traditional and contemporary songs in a wide range of styles from Britain, Africa, America and beyond. No auditions. New members welcome at any time but contact should be made beforehand regarding vacancies.

Caedmon Community Primary School

Caedmon Community Primary School is a busy, friendly school situated in central Gateshead with lots going on. We have over 200 children on roll from the age of 3-11, all who are excited about working hard, learning lots whilst having lots of fun.

Calvert Trust Kielder

Calvert Trust Kielder is a charity that provides outdoor adventure activities to all ages and all abilities.

Cancer Research UK Events NE

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research. Our vision is that together we will beat cancer.

Caprian Theatre Company

Formed in 1964 by a group of enthusiasts and named Caprian Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, they produced their first musical play, Salad Days, by Sandy Wilson in 1965.

Cardiomyopathy UK

Our vision is for everyone affected by cardiomyopathy to lead long and fulfilling lives. We are the specialist national charity for people affected by cardiomyopathy.

Carers Trust Tyne & Wear

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who cannot manage without their support due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction.

Carols at the Cross

CF Choices Counselling Service

We offer and deliver a fully inclusive, accessible counselling service to anyone who needs help irrespective of their background, cultural beliefs or gender.

Changing Lives

Changing Lives is a registered charity that provides specialist support services to thousands of vulnerable people and their families throughout England.  Founded in 1970 as The Tyneside Cyrenians, we became Changing Lives in 2013 to mark our expa

Changing Lives at Oaktrees Newcastle

Oaktrees is a 12-week, structured, abstinence-based programme for people who wish to be free from drugs or alcohol. It is open to people aged 18+.

Chase Park Festival

Chase Park Festival is the North East's Festival for Everyone! It is an event for people of all abilities and is one of the biggest open air event of its kind in the UK.

Children in Hope

Aims/Objectives:  1. Promoting health awareness and welbeing in Children including Childhood Obesity in depreived parts of Gateshead. 2.

Chopwell & Blackhall Mill Live at Home Scheme

Providing services for older people in the local community The aim of our Scheme is to encourage and enable older people to remain in their own homes and to retain their independence for as long as they wish and are able to do so.

Chopwell Community Centre

Chopwell Community Centre is at the heart of Chopwell village.  This is an ex-mining village in a semi-rural location on the outskirts of the West of Gateshead.

Chopwell Regeneration Group

Chopwell Regeneration Group was formed in May 2017 to improve the appearance and facilities in our village and bring the vacant shops in the main street back into use.

Citizens Advice Gateshead

Established in 1957, Citizens Advice Gateshead provides social welfare law advice to a population of over 200,000 people. We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

Clara Vale Village Hall and Business Centre

Clara Vale Village Hall and Business Centre is set in a peaceful, rural village in the Tyne Valley.

Coatsworth Village Association

Coatsworth Road Village Association is a Facebook page that shares positive news and information about what's going on in and around Coatsworth Road in Gateshead.    

Collective Choir

Collective is a new choir, born to help bridge the gap between youth and adult community choirs in the North East. Created by members of the BBC Youth Choir Academy, we decided to form a youth choir in the North East for all to join.

Columbia Village Community Centre

We are a small friendly Community Centre, in the Brady Square (Columbia Area) of Washington.

We have bookable space for Parties and Meetings as well are regular bookings.

Community First Aid Team - Newcastle

FREE FIRST AID SESSIONS FROM BRITISH RED CROSS ARE YOUR FRIENDS OR FAMILY AT HIGH RISK OF ACCIDENTS OR EMERGENCIES? We provide free first aid workshops to groups who are more likely to be around when an accident or emergency happens.

Community Music Whickham and Swalwell

Local Charity Community Music Whickham and Swalwell have arranged a Music Festival during November. ​Tickets via Eventbrite or on the door. More details on Facebook or via our website.

Connected Voice

We provide free advice and support to people and organisations to help them make a posit

Connected Voice Advocacy

Connected Voice Advocacy provides a wide range of advocacy services which promote social inclusion, equality and social justice.


At Gateshead Council we regularly consult with those living, working and visiting Gateshead. It really helps us to make informed decisions when we find out what you think about our services, local issues and plans.

Consumer Helpline

The Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline is a telephone, e mail and on-line service offering information and advice on consumer issues in the UK.

Converge at Northumbria University

Converge at Northumbria offer FREE educational campus-based opportunities to those 18+ in the community who have/ or are experiencing challenges associated with mental health.

Crawcrook Judo Club - Centre of Excellence

Crawcrook Judo Club, St John’s Community Hall, Greenside Road, Greenside, NE40 4LF   Tots age 4 - 6yrs Judo related games Saturday morning, 9am - 9.30am. Beginners (age 6 - 7yrs): Saturday morning, 9.30am - 10.15am.

Cromer Avenue United Reformed Church

Christian worship and service to the community, promoting the Christian message.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Grief is a natural process, but it we know it can be devastating.

You are not alone.  We are here to support you.

How we can support you

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of mental health, learning disability and neurological care services across the north of England.


Cumbric is based at springwell community centre, we have been up and running now since January 2016, We are an accredited training centre, and have opened an Art gallery in December 2016, with more art events coming up in 2017.

Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care

  Our Charity is a local cancer charity which operates in the three North East Counties , namely Durham , Northumberland and Tyne and Wear and take cancer patients free of charge in our brightly coloured ambulances  to and from the their homes to


DanceFuse are based in Low Fell, Gateshead.

Derwent Valley Car Club

Derwent Valley established the first solely electric Rural Community Car Club in 2014 in Blackhall Mill, Gateshead.

Derwent Voices

Adult singing group who meet for fun and pure enjoyment.  No auditions, no need to read music.  We sing a wide range of music from traditional folk to classical and everything inbetween.Sat 14 Sept - FREE TASTER DAY.  Come along and "Find your voi

Diabetes UK - Gateshead Group

Gateshead Group Meetings are normally held monthly, held on THE FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month (except December, January, February, July, August).  

Digital Voice

Digital Voice works with participants often excluded from digital media, helping individuals and communities to gain a wide range of benefits.

Dragonfly Cancer Trust

Dragonfly Cancer Trust support children and young people with incurable cancer up to the age of 24 years old.

Dunston Acer Pond

This small wetland is home to a pair of beautiful breeding mute swans. Mallards and moorhens also nest among the reeds and rushes and in summer the meadow is full of wildflowers and insects including the striking common blue butterfly.

Dunston Activity Centre

At our center, we believe in bringing people together from all walks of life, creating a space where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and inspired.

Dunston Community Centre

Dunston Community Centre is a warm and friendly facility serving the town of Dunston in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Tyne & Wear.

Dunston Library

Welcome to the volunteer-run Dunston Library! We are situated inside the Dunston Activity Centre, and have lots of books as well as friendly staff happy to help with all enquiries.

Dunston Silver Band

Dunston Silver Band is based at the Dunston Community Centre, near Gateshead in North East England and is supported by Bristol Street Motors.We are guided by Musical Director Aidan Hodgson.Dunston Silver Band works hard and has fun.

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham WIldlife Trust protects and restores places for wildlife that people can enjoy.

Eagles Community Foundation

Aims/Objectives:  Community grassroots basketball development tied to healthy livingand educational/training outcomes including developing community clubs. 

Eastwood Promoting Independance Centre

Eastwood offers assessment and intermediate care services to adults within the Gateshead area we are part of Gateshead Council and work alongside NHS to promote well being, enablement, recuperation and rehabilitation  Multi disciplinary team work

Eating Distress North East

We offer independent confidential counselling and psychotherapy services to people in the North East affected by eating distress, with or without a medical diagnosis.

Edberts House

Edberts House is about building happier, healthier, friendlier communities. There are 3 complementary strands to our work:

Education Services for People With Autism Limited

Provision of residential, Specialist Further Education and other facilities for adolescents and adults with autism.

Elgins Womans Group

The Elgin Women’s Group is an informal group within the local community which provides an opportunity for women to meet and take part in educational, health, recreational and leisure time activities identified by women themselves.

Embells Community Support Project

Embells CIC community project is helping to make a better everyday life for individuals and families in need throughout Gateshead.

Emma Hall Crawcrook

Emma Hall is operated and managed by the management team and is registered as a charity. It is available for hire by community groups or individuals.  See our Facebook page for full details.

Emmanuel College PTA

We are the Parent/Teacher Association for Emmanuel College, Lobley Hill. We aim to provide a service which will benefit students, parents and staff and enhance what the college provides.

Emotional Wellbeing Team-Gateshead Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

The Emotional Wellbeing Team - Gateshead CAMHS is made up of practitioners in Gateshead who provide services aimed at improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children, young people and their families.  

Empowerment Consultancy & Training

Employers have a legal obligation and a duty to change their procedures and remove the barriers you face because of your disability so you can work and apply for jobs in the same way as someone who is not disabled.

Epilepsy Action Tyneside

We are a local branch of Epilepsy Action providing information and support to those affect by epilepsy in Tyneside and surrounding areas.

Equal Arts

We are a leading creative ageing charity supporting older people in Newcastle, Gateshead and across the UK.

ERIC North East

ERIC North East works with wildlife recording groups and individuals to collate environmental data which is used to inform nature conservation.

FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together)

FACT offer a range of services to benefit cancer patients and support their family, friends and carers.

Family Church Gateshead

We are a bible believing , Christian church based in the heart of Gateshead.

Family Learning

What is Family Learning? Activities designed to help families enjoy learning together.  An opportunity to keep up to date with your children’s education as well as learning new skills.

Fell Divers - Sub Aqua Club

Sub-aqua diving club (BSAC) Monday evening 7-9pm - Dunston pool, Dunston Bank Learn to dive or convert your PADI qualification. New members welcome.

Felling Community Association CIO

Felling Community Centre was established more than 50 years ago and provides various activities for people of all ages and interests in the local area.

Felling Male Voice Choir

Felling Male Voice Choir was founded in 1920. With a membership of 80 and growing, the choir is always pleased to entertain audiences and welcome new members.

Felling Volunteer Library

Felling Library is situated within the Felling Hub.  We have a selection of fiction and non-fiction books for Adults, including a Large Print section.

Ferndene Bowling Cub, Ryton

Lawn bowls has been played at Ferndene park since 1957. It is a great sport that can be played by anyone, regardless of age, gender or ability. You can be competitive or a social player, the choice is yours.

First Contact Clinical

First Contact Clinical is a Social Enterprise based in the North East. We are experts in Deprivation Medicine. Our focus is on health problems that are more commonly found in disadvantaged areas and communities.

Food Nation

We are a Social enterprise company based in Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Foundations Furniture Project

Foundations Furniture was established in 1996 (charity number 1090034) and offers low-cost recycled furniture and electrical items to any household in Gateshead who are experiencing hardship.

Friends Action North East

Friends Action North East (FANE) works across Gateshead, North Tyneside and Newcastle to support adults with learning disabilities in meeting new people and forging lasting friendships.

Friends of Bill Quay Park

Residents of Bill Quay and Pelaw who share an active role in developing their local Park.The Friends of Bill Quay Park is a group formed in 2008 to work in partnership with Gateshead Council’s Local Environmental Services, which aims to develop th

Friends of Blaydon Station

The Friends of Blaydon Station are a small group of volunteers dedicated to caring for Blaydon Railway Station.

Friends of Chase Park

Friends of Chase Park was set up to look at how we can develop the park to ensure it benefits the whole community. Chase Park in was refurbished in 2017 with thanks to funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

Friends Of Chopwell Park

We are a community group based in Chopwell.

Friends of Dryden School

Aims/Objectives:  To organise fundraising & social events in support of the school. 

Friends of Felling Park and Town Centre

Volunteers always welcome to help us revitalise Felling Park and Town Centre. Regular sessions take place in the park to tidy and clear areas and prepare flower beds. See Facebook page for details.

Friends Of Ferndene Park, Ryton

We help maintain the landscape elements of Ferndene Park in Ryton and you can be part of this lovely group of volunteers too.

Friends of Gateshead Central Library

We are a group of volunteers who support all the extra-curricular activities at Gateshead Central Library, including the Library Garden project and activities which involve local communities and a local school.

Friends of Greengates Park Blaydon

We are a group of Blaydon residents looking after and helping maintain Greengates park. We lock up the park on an evening and open in the morning making sure it is kept tidy and free of rubbish.

Friends of High Spen Primary School

We are a group of enthusiastic parents and staff who work together to raise funds and provide activities to enhance our children's learning.

Friends of Saltwell Park

The Friends help to protect and promote Saltwell Park for the benefit and enjoyment of the community.  We work closely with Gateshead Council and liaise with other Park users and local interest groups.  Our regular newsletters keep members updated

Friends of West Lane

 Aims/Objectives:  Raise funds for equipment and resources for the benefit of 4-11 year olds who reside in the Winlaton and Blaydon areas.  The group organises social and community events and brings together local scout groups, art club, pre-schoo

Friends of Whickham Library Garden


A community gardening project (accessed through Whickham library). We hold coffee mornings to raise funds for the project.

Local Schools participate in various projects (poetry competitions / art projects). 

Friends of Windy Nook Nature Park

Our group has been formed to enhance the local nature reserve at Windy Nook.

Funding Information North East - FINE

Provides funding information services to support the voluntary sector in the North East of England via publications and information bulletins and online database . 

Fusion Studios

Fusion Studios is a dance, Fitness and Music studio based in Birtley.

FutureSkills North East

FutureSkills North East is a not-for-profit social enterprise, established in 2015, based in Gateshead with the aim of providing a range of accredited training programmes for paid staff and volunteers in the voluntary and community sector across t

GAP- Changing Lives

Changing Lives GAP is a project providing assertive outreach to vulnerable women, who are involved in sex work or at risk of being sexually exploited, and over the age of 17.

Garesfield Golf Club

Garesfield Golf Club is a community Amateur Sports Club. Membership is open to all and there is no joining fee. We have special membership rates for young people. Visitors are welcome look out for our special offers on our website. 

GATES (Gateshead Access to Employment Service)

Aims GATES aims to inspire and empower adults with learning disabilities into sustainable employment.

Gateshead 50+

We offer a variety of opportunities for over 50s to exercise, socialise, and learn.  Everything we do is designed to help older people improve their physical and mental health and maintain their independence.

Gateshead Armed Forces Community Support

Have you or a family member previously served in the Armed Forces, or are currently serving in the regular or reserve forces? If so, there is support available to you in Gateshead.

We can help with:

Gateshead Arts

Gateshead Arts team delivers an Arts programme across Gateshead.

Gateshead Bellydancing

Get shimmying and dance your heart out! Bellydance classes are a great way to learn something different, get moving and dance away the hassles of the day in a fun, friendly and welcoming environment.

Gateshead Camera Club

We meet every Thursday evening from 7.30pm during the months of September to April for lectures, competitions and demonstrations on the art of photography. The meetings are held at Gateshead Rugby Football Club. 

Gateshead CAP Debt Centre

Our CAP Debt Centre provides a free debt counselling service for those with unmanageable debt, however small or large. In 2022, 1946 households became debt-free. Locally, we are helping many households to become debt-free!

Gateshead Carers Association

Established in 1996 by 4 carers, Gateshead Carers Association (GCA) is a membership organisation run by and for unpaid carers which now supports over 5000 adult carers across the borough every year!

Gateshead Central Baptist Church

There’s something for everyone at Gateshead Central Baptist Church (formerly Durham Road Baptist Church).

Although our church began life over 130 years ago, it seeks to be a church for the 21st Century.

Gateshead Central Neighbourhood Policing Team

Northumbria police neighbourhood team for Gateshead Central area. Please follow us on Twitter @NPCGhCentral Account not monitored 24/7. To report an incident dial 101 and in emergency 999.

Gateshead Civic Walking Club

Gateshead Civic Walking Club organise fellwalks in the mountains of the Lake District, Howgill Fells, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire Dales, Cheviot Hills, Pennines and the Highlands of Scotland.

Gateshead Cleveland Hall C.A

Gateshead Cleveland Hall Community Association is a local activity centre ran entirely by volunteers based at the Old Lyndhurst School, Beacon Lough Gateshead. The club was established in 1955 and has a membership approaching 300.

Gateshead Clubhouse

We are a group of individuals who all have lived experience of mental health problems/issues. We have come together to ensure that a genuine peer support led community hub is here for all who need it within the borough of Gateshead. 

Gateshead Council

Gateshead Council Benefits section

Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support from Gateshead council

Gateshead Council Debt Advice Service

Debt Advice Service provides debt & benefits advice to Gateshead residents   Gateshead Council Debt Advice Service are based within the wider Housing Services group, our remit is to provide debt and benefit advice to all residents of Gateshead

Gateshead Council Fostering Service

Gateshead Fostering Service is a well established local authority agency with vast experience of placing children and approving foster carers. We have children waiting to be fostered now.

Gateshead Council Housing Services

We are Gateshead Council's Housing Team. We manage and maintain nearly 20,000 homes across the borough and provide a range of housing services to Gateshead residents.

Gateshead Council's Homeless Service

If you are homeless or think you may be threatened with homelessness please contact our Housing Options Team

Homelessness freephone number: 0800 953 7112

Gateshead District Explorer Scouts

Senior section of Gateshead Scouts open to boys and girls aged 14 to 18 years.

Gateshead Evangelical Church (GEC)

We are a growing multi-national church, 18 nationalities at last count, that is known locally for being a friendly and safe haven.  Singles, couples and families participate in a range of different events.

Gateshead Evolve

Gateshead Evolve is a single, integrated drug and alcohol recovery service for all adults in Gateshead.

Recovery starts the moment at referral Service users will receive a strength based assessment and assigned a Recovery Co-ordinator.

Gateshead Family Information Service

Gateshead Family Information Service (FIS) offers free, confidential and impartial advice and guidance to parents, carers and childcare providers on: Events , activities and support available to families in Gateshead.

Gateshead FC Foundation

Gateshead Football Club Foundation aims to be a leading community charity building better lives through sport.

Gateshead Gamers

We are a friendly wargaming and boardgaming group, and are always looking for new members. We meet most Tuesdays (4:30-9:00pm) and Sundays (2:00-8:00pm) and will play almost anything!  

Gateshead Go Work Live

Gateshead Go Work Live: Helping you move into work

What we do

Do you want to develop skills and confidence to help you move towards work?

Gateshead Harriers & Athletics Club

Road and cross country running, track and field athletics for all ages and abilities.

Gateshead Harvest and Help

Harvest and Help Enterprise  is a Gateshead Council initiative, this is an assessed service  that offers adults with learning disabilities and autism the opportunity to gain vocational  experience  in a horticultural setting.  The enterprise is ba

Gateshead Indoor Bowling Club

    8 rink indoor bowling centre open for casual and league bowling. Facilities open last week of August until end of April the following year. Join Gateshead Indoor Bowling Club and receive exclusive benefits!

Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society

Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society was formed in 1981 and hold their meetings every 2 weeks on a Thursday in Gateshead Library.

Gateshead Ju-Jitsu Club

Gateshead Ju-Jitsu Club is an excellent class run by a very experienced coach with over 30 years of training in Ju-Jitsu. Senior Coach has an excellent coaching team of 9 other instructors. Excellent high standards in class and how class is run.

Gateshead Learning Skills The Interchange

Gateshead Council learningSkills deliver courses in a wide range of learning venues across the borough.   This means you can access learning locally in community centres, schools, libraries and council buildings.

Gateshead Libraries

You can join your local Gateshead Council Library online or come into a library: we may ask for a document with your address. Membership is free and children can join at any age.

Gateshead Local History Society

We are a group of Gateshead residents who enjoy meeting up to discuss local history.

Gateshead Long Term Conditions Group

Newcastle Gateshead CCG has been working with a group of patients who have one or more long term conditions for over three years.  The group has worked with GP practices in Gateshead and Newcastle to change the way they organise appointments and p

Gateshead Mencap Society

Social group for people with learning difficulties. We meet on Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. We could provide transport to and from the club depending on location. Please visit our website for more information.

Gateshead Model Flying Club

Affiliated to the British Model Flying Association through whom our Third Party insurance is arranged.  Flying site at Birklands Lane, Sunniside.

Gateshead Muslim Society

Gateshead Muslim Society is committed to meeting the needs of the Muslim and BME communities in Gateshead.

Gateshead Parkrun

FREE, timed, weekly 5km runs held every Saturday at 9am in Saltwell Park, Gateshead, open to all ages and abilities.

Gateshead People

Gateshead People is a self advocacy group for people with learning disabilities in Gateshead.  We have 24 members and we meet every Wednesday from 10-00am till 1-00pm.  We talk about things that are important to us and get involved in campaigning

Gateshead Readers at Home

Gateshead Readers at Home is a wonderful established service within the borough of Gateshead for housebound people, operated by Gateshead Library Service in partnership with older people’s charity Royal Voluntary Service.

Gateshead Redheugh 1957

Gateshead Redheugh 1957 is an FA Charter Standard Community Club based in Teams, Gateshead. We have 20 teams, serving around 300 children and young people on a weekly basis.

Gateshead Sea Cadets

The Gateshead Sea Cadet has been in existence for over 50 years and provides young people between the ages of 10 and 18 with adventure and fun in a nautical-themed environment.

Gateshead Service User Forum - Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW)

Gateshead Service User Forum is supporting people from the Gateshead area who have accessed services run by Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW).

Gateshead Stadium Netball Club

A community run netball club based at Gateshead Stadium. We train at Gateshead International Stadium on Monday evenings (term times only).

Gateshead Trading Standards

Offers advice and support to Gateshead residents and business on consumer issues/disputes. We cover a wide range of legislation including fair trading, weights and measures and the safety of consumer goods.

Gateshead u3a

WELCOME TO GATESHEAD u3a (u3a? Think youth club for seniors)

Learn, laugh, live

Gateshead West Uniform Scheme

Gateshead West Pre-Loved Uniform Scheme is a movement dedicated to Primary and Secondary school children in our area. Founded in 2021, we have tried to educate and empower others to take action.

Gateshead Wildlife Group

The group meet on the first Wednesday of each month from September to April. The meetings are held at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5EY and start at 7.15pm. Free car parking is available at Lowery Lane Car Park. 

Gateshead Youth Council

We believe that Young People are amazing individuals who, with support, encouragement and opportunity can achieve great things.

Gateshead Youth Link

Our project is part of the charity, Children North East and is called Gateshead Youth Link.

Gateshead Youth Link offers peer mentoring to young people living in Gateshead who are socially isolated. 

Gateway Studio

Since 2012 we’ve provided a space for dance, creativity, diversity, professional development, wellbeing and community.

From our home in the heart of Gateshead Town Centre, we’re a gateway to more;

Gateway Wheelers


GemArts: GemArts is a dynamic arts development organisation - we profile and programme innovative and exciting culturally diverse arts, by creating and developing high quality concerts, events, festivals, workshops and commissions with regional, n

Get Active In Gateshead

The Get Active in Gateshead project ran by Gateshead Councils Sport, Physical Activity and Health Development department offer a variety of fun sessions in Gateshead to get people active and healthy.  If you live in Gateshead, are aged 14+ and wan

Get Set To Go | Tyneside & Northumberland Mind

The National Get Set to Go project has now started, initially as a three year programme that aims to improve the lives of 75,000 people with mental health problems by sustaining access to sport in their communities, with thanks to support from Spo

Gibside Art Group

The Gibside Art Group has been established since August 1965 when it started with only 7 members.  The membership has since grown to around 40 members who are drawn from a wide area, mostly within Tyne and Wear.

Gibside Community Farm

Gibside Community Farm is committed to growing seasonal organic produce by farming sustainably, for social good. We are a members co-operative started in 2013 with a friendly team of people growing tasty veg and fruit for sale from our field to th

Glenpark Medical Practice

At Glenpark, we offer the highest quality modern healthcare, whilst being grounded in traditional patient, family and community centred values.

Governors for Schools

Governors for Schools are a national education charity.  We find and place volunteers on school and academy governing boards across England and Wales

Green Heart Collective

Green Heart Collective is a social enterprise with people and planet at its heart.

Green Scene

Green Scene is all about making green spaces, great places.  We offer a range of park, green space and community engagement services.  From April 2019 we will be running families activities from Saltwell Park and can also work with local community

Greenside Community Association

About us ......... Greenside Community Centre is at the heart of the village – on the corner at the junction between Woodside Lane & Lead Road.

Greenside Parish (Church of England)

"I am delighted to be the vicar of Greenside Parish, covering Crawcrook, Clara Vale, Coalburns and surrounds. 

Groundwork North East

Groundwork North East is an environmental organisation and a registered charity operating locally. Groundwork North East is an environmental organisation and a registered charity operating locally.

Grove Tuesday (RVS)

We are a new social group with support from Royal Voluntary Service called 'Grove Tuesday (RVS)' specifically set up for anyone over the age of 40yrs+ and perfect for when you need to see a friendly face, or just to get out and about.

Guide Dogs Newcastle/Gatehead

Guide Dogs believes no one with sight loss should be left out of life, whatever their age.

Handcrafted Projects

Handcrafted is a charity based in Durham, Gateshead and Chester le Street empowering those excluded from society to gain skills and find work.

Happy To Help

We all have times when we could do with some help around the house or when out and about.


Health equality for ethnically minoritised communities

There are numerous, often complex, reasons why ethnically minoritised communities face specific health issues and health inequalities.

Harlow Green Tenants & Residents Association

We are a formal tenants and resident group with an elected committee we: comment on the service provided by the Gateshead Housing Company to help improve our local area. have access to funding, such as Gateshead Council’s support grant.

Hazel Rayson Theatre Dance Studio

Ballet, tap, theatre craft, freestyle, modern jazz, musical theatre, singing, children's dance parties. Children and Adults. Performance Group available for charity work, shows, functions etc.Dance shop on premises. Exams taken with the IDTA.

Headway Tyneside

Headway Tyneside provides support and information to people living with brain injury, their families, friends and carers in the Newcastle, Gateshead, North and South Tyneside areas.  Headway Tyneside also provides information to social and health

Health Champions

Health Champions are volunteers from Oxford Terrace/Rawling Road Medical Group. They give their time to organise groups and help out at the surgery with various health campaigns.

Healthwatch Gateshead

We are here to make sure your views on health and social care services in the borough are heard.

What does Healthwatch Gateshead do?

Heel and Toe Childrens Charity

Heel & Toe Children's Charity provides a range of therapies to children with physical disabilities and complex needs at our centres in County Durham.

Hertfordshire House Community Centre and Gardens CIO

The Hertfordshire House Community Centre has been at the heart of the Pelaw area community since well before April 28, 1984, when the centre as it now stands was first opened.

Heworth Golf Club

  We are on Twitter (see @clubheworth) and Facebook (see Heworth Golf Club and also Heworth Golf Club Restuarant).  Visitors are most welcome  An Introduction to Our Club "Heworth Golf Club really is an absolute gem" In 2012 the club celebrated it

Heworth Grange School

Heworth Grange School is hosting a Summer Fayre on July 9th from 10am till 2pm. There will be a number of high quality stalls selling a variety of goods at the Fayre.

High Spen Blue Diamonds

The High Spen Blue Diamonds are a traditional rapper sword dance team originally from the village of High Spen in County Durham who now practice at the Barley Mow Community Centre in Birtley

Hillside Church

Cafe Hillside 10.30 - 1.00 Friday's a day to get out and drop in. Come along enjoy a coffee with good company. Perhaps a bacon or sausage bap or perhaps something lighter and sweeter.

Holy Trinity Church - Swalwell

Open for Private Prayer

Wednesday 1pm - 3pm

Holy Trinity Gateshead Church

Sunday services are one of the main events in our church family life.  Each of our three services starts with tea and coffee and ends with tea, coffee and tasty treats.  Between those times of enjoying each other’s company we have 4 or 5 songs (a

Impact Family Mediation

 We are a non-profit organisation that provides services for individuals and families who are facing a difficult time due to separation and/or divorce; domestic violence and abuse; and for children and young people affected by family or peer relat

In Kind Direct

Founded in 1997 by HRH The Prince of Wales, In Kind Direct distributes consumer goods donated by companies to UK charities working in the UK and overseas.

Independent Age

Whatever happens as we get older, we all want to remain independent and live life on our own terms.

International Development Society - Newcastle University

The International Development Society (IDS) is an entirely student led organisation based at Newcastle University.

Iyengar Yoga @ Bensham Grove

A friendly class for men and women: Guided through yoga poses, you'll gain strength, flexibility and balance, plus a relaxed & alert mind. We practice poses with precision, and take care with individual difficulties.

Jittabugs Baby Move and Groove

If your looking for a fun active group for your baby then come and give jittabugs a go! At Jittabugs we love to Move and Groove, Jump and Slide, Pretend and Play, Sing and Glide, Jiggle and a Wiggle, a tip, tap, toe. Join the Boogie Woogie.

Journey Enterprises Ltd

Celebrating our 40th year in 2023, we are an award-winning local charity providing social care Day Services for adults with learning disabilities. 

Kays Cottages

We are a Tenants Association which has been going for just over two years. The group of people are very friendly and anyone is welcome to join in on our activities.

Kibblesworth Bowling Club

Village Flat Green Bowling club encouraging players of all ages to enjoy and compete in local leagues and competitions.

Kibblesworth Village Millennium Centre


Here at Kibblesworth Village Millennium Centre we provide space, services and activities for the local community and surrounding area. 

Kibby Clickers

We are a friendly and sociable group of people interested in the art of photography. We are hoping to start a daytime group in February '16. This would cost £3 per session, probably lasting 90mins or more.

KidzRfit Ltd

KidzRfit is an established business dedicated to building confidence and respect through fitness.

Kingsmeadow Community School SLS

Kingsmeadow Community School's facilities are available to hire for sports, leisure, arts and educational bookings. We can also accommodate private functions, birthday parties, conferences and events at extremely affordable prices.

Land of Oak & Iron

Land of Oak & Iron offers something for everyone. It’s bursting with acres of beautiful natural woodland, rich in wildlife, and has lots of industrial and cultural heritage to celebrate.

Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company

A theatre company ran by and for people with learning difficulties. The Members of the Company place themselves alongside the daily struggles faced by people with learning disabilities. 


We are a friendly outdoor bowling club.We are open from early May to September. We play in league competitions & have a great social side. We meet every Monday at 1pm for a jumbles & every Friday night at 6pm.

Leam Lane Chess Club

Leam Lane Chess Club is held at Leam Lane Workingmens Club in Fewster Square Leam Lane on Tuesdays at 7.15pm We run 2 teams in the Northumberland League We welcome any interested chess players of all strengths, Juniors welcome but must be accompan

Leam Lane Community Centre Association CIO

Hi all and welcome to Leam Lane Community Association.   

Leam Lane Dementia Caregivers

The Dementia Caregivers group are a peer lead support group for people who care for people living with Dementia. Whether they are newly diagnosed or living at home, in a nursing home, or you, the Caregiver are bereaved.


Thousands of adults in Gateshead participate in learning programmes provided by the Council and our partners.

learningSkills Apprenticeships

Gateshead Council learningSkills (Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Employability) Gateshead Council learningSkills deliver hundreds of apprenticeships every year to people not just from Gateshead, but all over the North East! We have apprenticesh

Lee Brannigan Performing Arts Academy

At the Lee Brannigan Performing Arts Academy we pride ourselves on giving first class training and fun classes, for pupils to gain confidence and improve their stage ability.


Who we are: Liberdade is a Community development Trust that works with people with learning disabilities and autism in the North East of England, we run a number of arts and health initiatives that enable you or those you care for to get involved

Little Learners Gateshead West

A fun & educational mark-making class for ages 5 months to 5 years. We learn how to write through messy play, paint, scribbling, play dough, dance and more!

Little Tiger Tots Barley Mow

Parent and toddler group for children 0-4 years to come along and play with other children of a similar age and for parents and carers to come for a chat and get support from other parents and carers in the local community Run every Wednesday morn

Livability North East

Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities. We exist to support disabled people to live a life that adds up for them.

Live Well TWAM

Live Well TWAM is Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums culture and heritage programme of inspiring activities and experiences for people aged over 50 to promote health and wellbeing.

Lobley Hill Community Centre

Click here to subscribe to our mailing list to get the latest news on activities and events at the centre!

Low Fell Library

Low Fell Library is a well used local community library on the corner of Durham Road and Chowdene Bank, with an up to date stock of books,  public access computers, photocipier and games, and are part of Gateshead's 'Warm Spaces' network.

Low Fell Running Club

Low Fell Running Club is a friendly group catering for all ages and abilities. Monday evenings is ladies beginners night, as part of Run England, at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.

Low Fell Ukes

We are now back to meeting live at Gateshead Rugby Club every Monday between 6.30 and 9.00pm. This is in a large well ventilated function room and we do our best to keep each other safe.

Lyndhurst Bowling Club (1905 Limited)

For 2023 season, we open on Saturday 15th April with our Junior section on every Saturday morning from 10.00 till 11.30.

Made of Money

‘Made of Money’ is an award winning, practical and fun resource to help people on low incomes talk about money and its impact on their lives, and at the same time learn money management skills.

Making Every Contact Count


Gateshead Making Every Contact Count (MECC)

Making Music

Making Music is the UK's number one organisation for leisure-time music.

Marie Curie

We provide care and support for more than 40,000 people living with a terminal illness and their families in the UK each year.

Marie Curie Helper Service - Tyne & Wear

Marie Curie Helper service – Tyne & Wear supports those living with  a terminal illness in Gateshead and surrounding areas.

Marley Hill Community Bowling Club - Charity no. 1180995

We are an independent Lawn Greens Bowling Club founded in 1934 and registred as a Charity in 2018.

Marron Theatre Arts

 If you love acting, singing, dancing and fitness there is something at the centre for you.

Men's Shed (Chopwell)


Do you have DIY/workshop skills, or wish to learn, and help us tackle practical projects that may be of interest to you and help our wider community?

Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Matters (MHM) was established 30 years ago by families and carers in the North East to provide support and care for people they loved with mental health problems.

MHA Communities Gateshead West

We are a community based scheme offering support services to older people who are socially isolated or unable to get out and about as they used to.

Mid Tyne Lions Club

Lions clubs provide extensive opportunities for men and women to learn and grow while serving locally and internationally.

Money Helper

For free guidance you can trust, we can help with 

For free guidance you can trust, we can help.

MoneyWise Credit Union

Moneywise credit union is a financial co-operative which offers savings, loans and related services to all our members.

Mount Community Association

“The Mount” is a converted 18th Century Methodist chapel, and has served the Eighton Banks and surrounding community as a community centre for almost 40 years.

Moving On Tyne & Wear

Moving On Tyne & Wear provides free one-to-one support to people who are unemployed and have physical/mental health issues or additional learning needs.  If you or someone you know is out of work, we can help you access the best support to hel

Muddy Monsters - Outdoor Toddler Group

Muddy Monsters is a fun filled, messy, muddy activity group for fun loving children under 5 years old. Sessions run in blocks of 5 classes and take place outdoors exploring local woodland and outdoor spaces.

Mulberry Allotment Society

The Mulberry Allotment Society promote the growing of fresh vegetables and flowers – and encourage all ages to the health benefits and enjoyment of allotments.More details to follow - These pages are in the process of being set up.

Mum's Talk

Do you have a baby under 2 years old? Are you feeling anxious, worried or low in mood? Does it feel like you are alone in this? You're not!!

My Guide

180,000 people in the UK find it difficult to leave their homes independently, because of sight loss. The charity, Guide Dogs, is aiming to change that, because we believe no one with sight loss should be left out of life.

National Autistic Society - National Brokerage Project

What is the National Brokerage Project? The National Brokerage Project is a three-year project run by The National Autistic Society. It is funded by the Department of Health’s Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund (IESD).

National Garden Scheme North East - Durham, Northumberland, Teesside, Tyne and Wear

We are volunteers who organise the National Garden Scheme in the North East - owners of superb gardens open them to the public  - usually one day every year - and sometimes by arrangement for groups of people.  There is a small entry charge and of

New Vision Training

New Vision is a Gateshead Council initiative, this is an assessed service that offers adults with learning disabilities and autism the opportunity to gain vocational experience in a creative setting.

New Writing North

New Writing North was established in 1996 to support writers in the north of England to fulfil their creative ambitions.

Newcastle & Gateshead Art Studio (NAGAS)

NAGAS's focus is on providing an innovative range of creative based services that are directed at improving and enhancing the quality of life, health and social integration of its Members.

Newcastle and District CHA & HF Rambling Club

If you enjoy fresh air, beautiful and varied scenery; to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city into the quiet of the countryside; the sound of birds, running water, and wildlife, then why not join our group.

Newcastle IVC

Newcastle IVC was founded in 1969 and is part of a national network of social clubs aimed at professionals, students, graduates and other people of similar interests. Newcastle IVC is run entirely on a voluntary basis.

Newcastle Law Centre

Newcastle Law Centre provides free legal advice to people across the North East who can’t afford to pay for a solicitor and who are not eligible for funded legal advice through Legal Aid.

Newcastle Tamil Academy

Newcastle Tamil Academy is a not for profit Community Interest Company conducting Tamil language, Bollywood dance and Carnatic music classes for kids living around Gateshead, Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, South Shields and North Shields area.

Newcastle U3A

What is Newcastle U3A?: University of the Third Age.The U3A is a national and international organization for older or retired people. NO qualifications are needed or given. Newcastle U3A is about participative  learning with pleasure.

Next Steps Enterprises

Next Steps Enterprises are a Gateshead Council initiative, this is an assessed service that offers adults with learning disabilities and autism the opportunity to gain vocational experience in a range of settings:

North East Athletic

A peer led football project run by people with first hand experience of addiction and/or homelessness we jointly run sessions at Redheugh on a Wednesday 2pm (with Crisis and Gateshead Council) and Friday at 3pm ( with Newcastle United Foundation)

North East Autism Society

For over 35 years we've led the way in providing specialist care, education and services for children, young people and adults with autism, across the North-east of England.

North East Counselling Services

North East Counselling Services have been providing emotional support to the people of Gateshead since 2006. We listen to what you need from counselling, and provide a counsellor from our pool of over 50 who would most suit your needs.

North East Dance Co-operative

The North East Dance Co-operative is a network of dancers and dance enthusiasts. We are independent, non-profit and volunteer-driven. Our values are cooperation, collaboration and community.

North East Gambling Support Service

We have been commissioned by GambleAware to deliver the national Citizens Advice Gambling Support Service (GSS).

North East Recorder Orchestra

The North East Recorder Orchestra was formed in January 2004 to give recorder players in the North East of England the opportunity to tackle large scale pieces either especially written for the recorder orchestra or arrangements.

North East Sikh Service

The successful Sikh initiative that started in January 2009 (Waheguru Project) has relaunched after a break. As you can see, we have a new name and set of contact details. Simple, memorable and to the point we hope you will agree.

North East Young Dads and Lads

Our Values:

NEYDL is a unique youth support service that is dedicated to helping young men and young fathers to play an active and meaningful role in the lives of their children, within families and wider society.

northbourne care home

Anchor's Northbourne in Low Fell is a trusted provider of residential care for elderly people, and we offer specialised services for elderly people who have dementia and physical disability.

Northbourne Care home

Northbourne Care home is based at Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5AR. Northbourne is part of anchor one of Britain’s largest not for profit organisations.

Northern Neurological Alliance

The Northern Neurological Alliance (NNA) is a regional charity which represents the needs and concerns of people living with neurological conditions and their carers to providers and commissioners of NHS and Social Care services as well as the gen

Northern Phoenix Wind Band

Northern Phoenix Wind Band is a community wind band based in Winlaton, Gateshead.

Northumbria Gliding Club

Northumbria Gliding Club is situated at Currock Hill airfield, Near Chopwell. We are a purely voluntary organisation and the club has been going on this site for over 50 Years.

Northumbria Historic Churches Trust

The Trust's aim is to help with the conservation of churches of historic or architectural value in the north east, by offering financial assistance towards the cost of repairs.

Nova Radio

We are your local community radio station broadcasting on 102.5fm, plus DAB+ in Gateshead, Newcastle and North & South Tyneside, as well as online!

NRASS - North Regional Association for Sensory Support

NRASS - North Regional Association for Sensory Support provide an advocacy and welfare rights service for people with a sensory loss in the North East region. Contact NRASS : 0191 492 2035  

Oasis Community Housing - Homelessness Charity

5,000 people sleep rough in our communities every night – we exist to reignite a hope and a future for everyone facing homelessness.

Orange Box North East

Orange Box North East is a local social business with three core objectives:

Our Villages Crawcrook and Greenside CIO

Our Villages Crawcrook and Greenside is a charity made up of passionate trustees and volunteers who want to improve the local environment and community. 

Oxfam Whickham

Our Oxfam shop is in the heart of St. Mary's Green, Whickham. We rely on both donations from the public and volunteers to run the shop.  We have many volunteering opportunities.

oxford terrace and rawling road healtyh champions/mens group

We are starting a group for men and launching it at Windmill Hills community centre,Coatsworth road on thurs 2nd April 3.30 ti  5.30. this will be a social group to include all activities and plan for future events. all MEN ARE VERY WELCOME.

Parkhead Estate Gardens Associatin

We are an association run by volunteers to promote horticultural pursuits in west Gateshead. Our shop is at 5/6 Parkhead Square Winlaton and is open 10.00 to12.00 Saturday and Sunday. A lifetime membership is £1.50.

Patch of Stars Studio

We are two local artists who recently opened a small studio based in the Team Valley. We offer occasional family workshops for children and their parents or carers.

Path Head Water Mill

We are a Heritage site open all year round for visitors and groups, with a 1.5acre site with open areas suitable for family picnics, painting, photography etc.

Pathways Advice and Information Service- (Mental Health Matters)

We provide impartial advice and information on a range of issues including welfare benefits, debt and general housing. We can provide you with advice and information if you have mental health needs and live in Gateshead.

Pathways Advocacy Service

Pathways Advocacy Service provides independent advocacy to people who have mental health needs.

Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind is a small Refugee led Community organisation based in Gateshead whose aim is to support asylum seekers and refugees integrate into new society and culture.

PeerTalk Tyneside

At PeerTalk we aim to set up a UK network of volunteer facilitated peer support group meetings for people who live with depression and to support their families.

Pelaw Community Bowling Club

Pelaw Bowling Club aims to promote healthy recreation and encourage the game of bowls for all ages and both sexes in the local area of Pelaw and Bill Quay. We are always looking for new and experienced players.

Phoenix R.I.S.E Programme

The Phoenix R.I.S.E Programme offers community based low impact exercise classes for people with many health problems and the elderly.

Pickle Palace

The Pickle Palace rescue food and feed people, we rescue around 1 and a half tonnes of food each week which we re-distribute in the community.

Pilates and Yoga Studio

At Pilates & Yoga Studio Ltd, we work on getting you from a newbie with reduced activity and health problems to someone embracing a life of mobility, flexibility, relaxation and strength.


Small Pilates classes in Low Fell.

Private Rented Sector Team

This team works closely with the Gateshead Private Landlords Association. The team responds to complaints about disrepair, noise, refuse and anit- social behavior in relation to private rented dwellings.

Private Sector Housing Team-Gateshead Council

The team are part of the Development, Transport and Public Protection service which in turn is part of the Communities and Environment Group at Gateshead Council.

Progressive Players

An amateur community drama club established in 1920, we are the resident company of the Little theatre in Gateshead. 

QE Gateshead

We run the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dunston Hill Day Hospital, QE Metro Riverside and some services at Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.

Radio Tyneside

Radio Tyneside is the local hospital broadcasting service which can be heard on Hospedia, the hospital entertainment system, on 1575AM , on Radio Player, at and on the i phone, 2

Ravensworth Golf Club

At Ravensworth Golf Club we have a fantastic 18 hole golf course that was formed in 1906. The tight fairways and fast-running greens combine to provide a good test of golf for players of all abilities.

Red Kite Runners

Red Kite Runners is a motivational running club based in blaydon rugby club grounds . We train tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30pm. We except all abilities from beginners to long distance running .

Red Wyvern Society

The Red Wyvern Society are a medieval re-enactment group who are dedicated to re-creating as many aspects as possible of life in fifteenth century Britain, for the education and entertainment of its members and visitors to our events.

RedHot Fitness

Hi Everyone! I would like to introduce you to RedHot Fitness.

Relate - Northumberland and Tyneside

Relate Northumberland & Tyneside is an independent local charity and part of the Relate Federation.

Riding for the Disabled Association - Tyne & Wear Group

Horse riding for the disabled in washington. 

Riverside (North)

Riverside is one of the leading social housing and regeneration organisations in the UK, owning or managing around 50,000 homes, from Irvine to Ipswich, with around 2,600 staff and a turnover of £257million.

RollerSkate Gateshead

Adult Female Roller Skating Sessions Every Tuesday at Gateshead Leisure Centre 8pm - booking essential, email or more details

Rotary BRW

Serving Our Community since 1946   

Rotary Club of Birtley

We laugh, enjoy each others company, wine, dine and dance. Yet we raise amazing amounts of money for the charities we support. 

Rowlands Gill and District Community Association

The Rowlands Gill and District Community Centre operates as a charitable organisation run entirely by friendly local volunteers. 

Rowlands Gill Under Fives Playgroup

We provide children with a wonderful start to their early education. We offer an open ended, natural, creative and stimulating environment where children choose to learn with our caring, experienced and dedicated staff team.

Rowlands Gill Volunteer Library Association

Welcome to the Rowlands Gill Volunteer Library. We are a popular library located in central Rowlands Gill run by friendly volunteers who are happy to help with your enquiries.

Royal Mencap Society

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

RSPCA Newcastle & North Northumberland

The Newcastle and North Northumberland Branch is the most northern of the 164 RSPCA Branches, covering an area from Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead to Berwick upon Tweed and the Scottish Border.

Rutherford AFC

Rutherford AFC is a grass roots football club based in Lobley Hill, Gateshead. We provide football playing opportunities for girls, boys, men and women of all ages.

Ryton Bridge Club

Duplicate Bridge. Meet Ryton Rugby Club every Thursday at 7.30pm.

Ryton Choral Society

We are a mixed voice choir who practise at Thorp Academy (Main Road, Ryton) (Tuesday evenings, 6.50- 9.00) and sing 3 concerts a year in the local area. 

Ryton Community Library

It is with regret that I have to tell you that Ryton Library is closing for good, and the charity is to be dissolved.

Ryton Cross Community Society Ltd

RCCS is a community benefit society that owns Ye Olde Cross pub in Ryton. The first and only community owned pub in Gateshead that has received national awards from both Plunkett Foundation and the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

Ryton Freemasons

We are an organisation which helps raise Charity Money and have a deep sense of community spirit. We are one of the largest givers of charity money in the UK as a whole.

Ryton Golf Club

Ryton Golf Club, founded in 1891, is located in the picturesque and historic heart of the Tyne Valley approximately 10 miles from the heart of Newcastle.

Ryton Ladies Netball

Do you fancy a change from the boredom of the gym? Come and join us at Ryton Ladies Netball! Sessions provide a gentle re-introduction to the game for women over sixteen and are led by qualified coaches.

Ryton Methodist Church

Ryton Methodist Church seeks to develop and share in a vibrant Christian ministry offering resources to support family and community development.

Ryton Rugby Football Club

We are a 'not for profit' community rugby union football club providing playing and socialising opportunities for all ages from six upwards. We are now recruiting for the U7's (Y2), U9/10's (Y4 and 5) and U17/U18 (Y12/13) and Senior Players.

Ryton Tower Bowling Club

Ryton Tower Bowling Club is a friendly bowling club based in Ferndene Park, Ryton. We play competitive bowls as a team in two leagues every Monday and Wednesday during the summer.

Safer Gateshead.

The Community Safety Board is the local multi-agency partnership that has been established to tackle community safety issues within Gateshead.  Along with other supporting partner agencies, some of the key organisations that make up the Community

Sage Gateshead - Music for Adults

Whether you want to perfect your instrumental or vocal skills, or start from scratch, you can do it here. If you enjoy performing there will be plenty of opportunities for you to show off your skills.

Sage Gateshead Chamber Choir

Sage Gateshead Chamber Choir, a 40-strong choir, was formed in 2006. We perform works from the 15th to the 21st century, with organ accompaniment when we are singing in a church, but more often with no accompaniment.

SAILS (Support and Independent Living Service)

SAILS (Support and Independent Living Service) is a suite of commissioned supported housing provision for Young People aged 16 to 25 years who are homeless or threatened with homelessness, have a Gateshead local connection and require support to l

Salvation Army Community Church

Our vibrant church and community centre is exactly fit for community activities as well as a lovely place of worship. We are part of the local community and regularly have visitors popping in just for a look around and to see what's on.


Samaritans are available 24 hours a day every day of the year to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to self-harm and suicide.

Seven Stars Residents' Association

The Seven Stars Residents Association in Wrekenton aims to promote social welfare, advance education and relieve hardship in the area; to promote the inclusion of all residents in the area in discussing issues that affect their housing, the local

Seven Stories The National Centre for Children's Books

Seven Stories is The National Centre for Children’s Books. We believe that children’s books are an essential part of our childhood, our national heritage and our culture. We want to inspire a love of reading across generations.

Sexual Health Services - South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust - delivering services in Gateshead

Gateshead Sexual Health Services -  providing a new and improved service from 6th April 2015 - see below for new clinic timetable

Shelter North East

Shelter North East provides advice service for people with housing problems, dealing with a range of issues including homelessness, evictions, repossessions and rent arrears, housing benefit, landlord and tenant issues, problems with rehousing and

Shipley Art Gallery

Relax, unwind and discover the fantastic range of art and design on show in the friendly surroundings of the Shipley.

Shipley Dementia Drop in Centre

This group has been set up to provide support for those caring for people with dementia and the person with dementia. We meet in the Gallery's Shipley lounge, left of reception every Thursday from 11-2pm.

Show Racism The Red Card

Show Racism the Red Card is the region's leading anti-racism educational charity. It has been going for almost 20 years and works with over 50,000 people per year running workshops, training and events.

Silver Angels

Based around Sage Gateshead's Silver Programme, our aim is to: improve community music projects for older people by supporting the Silver Programme members and development projects in which they are involved.

Slimming World Birtley Golf Club

Our Slimming World group meets every


  • 5:30pm and 7:00pm


  • 4:00pm and 5:30pm

52 weeks of the year at Birtley Golf Club, Birtley Lane, DH3 2LR.

Slimming World Burnopfield

We meet Burnopfield Community Centre, Mondays 5pm and 7pm

Slimming World in Gateshead with Amie

Hi, I'm Amie John and I run 3 local Gateshead Groups

Sat 8.00am & 9.30am, Hope House, Durham Road

Weds 4.30 and 6pm, The corporation club on Alexandra Road

Thurs 9 and 10.30am at Felling Methodist church.

Smart Works Newcastle

Smart Works Newcastle is a female employment charity that dresses and coaches women for interview and job success.  We can support all women who are unemployed or on zero hour contracts across the North East into employment.

Smokefree Gateshead

When you decide it's time to stop smoking, we will help you find the services and support that are right  for you

Social Enterprise Acumen

Social Enterprise Acumen CIC provides capacity building support and advice to existing or would- be social entrepreneurs looking to develop their concept or grow their business.

SOFA(Supporting Opportunities for All)

SOFA is a Social Enterprise, established in 2009 and based at Cedars Academy.

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association - SSAFA

SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force. We're ready to help you and your family, whenever and wherever you need us.

Special Olympics Gateshead

Special Olympics Gateshead Tyne and Wear is a sporting club and registered charity that provides weekly sports training in 9 sports to over 200 children and adults with disabilities across Tyne & Wear.

Springwell Yoga

Springwell Yoga Yoga Classes for beginners or those who haven't done yoga for a while and want to return.

St Chad's - Bensham

Parish church for the Parish of Bensham, Gateshead, including Teams and St Aidans School.

St Chads Church - A Safe Haven

St Chads Church in Bensham Gateshead is currently running the Safe Haven project.  During the next year we intend to grow our current community support offer and develop new activities based on what local residents want.

St Chads Community Project

 Welcome to St Chads Community Project  'Working in partnership with families to build a better community'

We are a community project offering Childcare and Family Support services to local families in Gateshead.

St Cuthbert Church Blaydon

We are an Anglican Church serving the people of Blaydon through regular services and activities. Our Sunday worship is at 10:15am but we also run Messy Church, every other month and are open for Lite Bite on Thursday lunchtimes.

St Cuthbert's Church - Blaydon

Sunday worship with junior ‘Trekkers’ 10.15am Refreshments at LiteBite on Thursdays 11.15am Other meetings include: Messy Church for youngsters, and a family friendly 4th@4 service

St James and St Bede Church (Gateshead Parish)

The Parish of Gateshead consists of two Church of England churches,  St James and St Bede Church on Wordsworth St and St Edmunds on Gateshead High Street.

St John The Evangelist Church

Sunday Parish Mass at 10.00am. The Anglican Parish serving Chopwell & Blackhall Mill All ages are welcome Please contact parish priest for details of other services or see notice board in church.

St John's Church

Telephone number is for Vicarage. For details of services,baptisms etc contact the Church Office on 0191 410 0475. Service times 8am, 10am and 6pm Sundays. Church Hall public bookings 0191 410 0475.

St Mary's Heritage Group, Gateshead

St Mary's Heworth

St Mary's Heworth Gateshead St Mary’s is the parish church for Heworth, Pelaw, Bill Quay and Wardley, in east Gateshead.  We are here to show God's love throughout our community.

St Oswald's Hospice

St Oswald's Hospice provides specialist care for local adults, young people and children.

St Philip Neri Primary School

St Philip’s is a warm, friendly Catholic Primary School founded in 1882 in Dunston, Gateshead for children aged 4 – 11. We are proud of our many achievements and strive to live out our mission statement together.

St. George's Church

A Warm Welcome to St. George’s Durham Road. We launched in September 2016 and are so excited about all that has already happened and all the people who have joined us on this journey.

Stand Alone Therapeutic Counsellor Support Group on Estrangement

Have you cut or lost contact with your family or a key family member? Do you want to meet other people who are in the same position? Register now for our Newcastle support groups.

Stargate & Crookhill Community Centre

Stargate & Crookhill  Community Centre is in the West of Gateshead. The hall is used by all the Community particularly the Stargate, Crookhill, Stella, Crawcrook & Greenside area. The centre is run by a voluntary management Committee.

Stargazers baby and toddler group

Wednesday morning term time only. 9.30 till 11.00 Price baby's up to 1 year old £1.00. 1 year old and over £2.00. This includes a snack. We have a lovely secure out door area for children to play safely. 


STC Careers

You could be looking for your first job, a new job after redundancy or wanting to change roles. It can be difficult to know what you need to do and what your options are and sometimes what you’d even like to do. STC Careers can help you to:

Step Change

We know debt. Our practical approach transforms lives. When debts get out of control, it's often difficult to know where to turn. That's why we're here to provide the expert and impartial advice that you need.

Strathmore Road Methodist Church

Strathmore Road Methodist Church, based in the centre of Rowlands Gill, is a lively, caring and family friendly community of Christians who are seeking to live out their faith by being good news in the local area. Please visit our website  to find

Streetwise Opera

Streetwise Opera is an award-winning charity that uses music to help people make positive changes in their lives.

Student Law Office

The Student Law Office offers a full legal service, free of charge, to members of the public.  Students take on live client work under the supervision of qualified staff, conducting interviews, researching cases, advising, drafting and in suitable

Students' Advice Service, Gateshead College

We offer advice and assistance to students, potential students and their families about any aspect of student finance including eligibility for loans, grants, bursaries and how studying affects welfare benefits.

Sunderland and Gateshead Community Acquired Brain Injury Service (CABIS)

CABIS offer a range of rehabilitation services for people who experience symptoms or difficulties in their day to day life following an acquired brain injury.

Sunniside History Society

An extremely active history society covering a wide range of subjects, delivered by guest speakers and inhouse presentations.

Sunniside Methodist Church

Sunniside  is a small friendly congregation who gather at the Church, which is situated in the Centre of the village. As well as worship we aim to reach out to the local community. We are a collection point for the Blaydon Food Bank.

Sunniside Social Club

Friendly and sociable environment for members with activities. View a tour of the club on video. Welcome to Sunniside Social Club, which is open to members over the age of 18.

Support & Brokerage Project

This project aims to promote independence and choice for people with learning disabilities living in residential care.  Working closely together, we will develop a support plan, encouraging and enabling people to live fulfilling lives.  Our broker

Swalwell Local History Society

Swalwell Local History Society meets on the last Tuesday of each month January to December in Swalwell Community Centre at 7.30pm.

Swalwell Village

Swalwell is a small village in North East England. You can learn more about it on the village website  which includes history, imagery and interest sections on aspects of life in Swalwell.

Swan Kenney Theatreworks

Stage school located in the Emmanuel College, lobley hill specialising in all styles of dance from ballet to acro!!

Sweet Symphony School Of Music

Sweet Symphony is an established music school based in Washington, Tyne and Wear. We offer professional fun and friendly music lessons to students of all ages and abilities, from preschool children to retired adults.

Talking Therapies

We work with people with common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety. Including those with long-term physical health conditions which may be impacting their emotional wellbeing.

Teams and Bensham Community Care

Teams and Bensham Community Care is a Registered Charity (1122735) providing a range of high quality services and activities which are available to people over 65 years of age in Gateshead.


We are a registered charity ran by Dunston family Church.  We offer all age activities for local residents at little or no cost.  Our staff are all local people who know the area and its needs well.  We have a number of rooms for hire as well as a

Teams Medical Practice

Our Practice is highly Patient focused and we have a multidisciplinary approach to patients’ health care.  We aim to deliver the best for our patients by combining the skills of the practice team with other health and social care workers in the co

Teams Medical Practice Health and Wellbeing Action Group

We are the Teams Medical Practice Health and Wellbeing Action Group and we support the work of Teams Medical Practice as well organising our own events promoting Health and Wellbeing in our local community.

Teamwork Development Trust CIC

Teamwork was established in 1988 to help ease pressures for local people by creating community projects that could not only provide services for local people buy create employment for them too.

Technology Support Squad

RNIB Technology Support Squad help you set up and use technology.

We can give advice over the phone or visit you at home

The "Mill Motivators" Health and Wellbeing Group

We are a friendly group interested in improving our health and wellbeing. We meet at The Land of Oak and Iron Visitor Centre, Winlaton Mill on the first Wednesday of each month for tea or coffee and a walk in the Derwent Walk Country Park.

The Albert Kennedy Trust

The Albert Kennedy Trust supports LGBTQ+ young people in the UK experiencing homelessness or living in hostile enviroments to find safe homes, employment, education or training and to celebrate their identities in order to improve their life outco

The Bank, Kings Church, Gateshead

As well as being home to Kings Church, The Hub ticks all the boxes to facilitate events in the heart of Gateshead.

The Blaydon Shed

Pop-Up Shed Info.

Hi, we are currently at Blaydon Library every Thursday between 11-2.30pm, while we look for new premises.

The Chronicle Sunshine Fund

We're a North East based charity that enhances the lives of local children with disabilities by funding equipment to meet their specialist needs.

The Comfrey Project

To promote health and well-being amongst asylum seekers and refugees through group based horticultural activities on allotments. 

To provide space for project users to relax, feel respected and listened to. 

The Felling Heritage Group

The Felling Heritage Group is a group who are interested in the history and the people of Felling. We do projects for the good of the community. 

The Hop Garden Community Allotment & Orchard

We're a growing project in West Gateshead set up to share skills and local, naturally produced fruit and vegetables from our orchard and allotment.

The Key_Your Potential Unlocked

 We believe all young people have the power to be great.         

The Millin Charity

The Millin Charity supports women to increase their skills, confidence and to move closer towards achieving their goals.

The Nest Cafe & Community Rooms

We're a new social business in the heart of Low Fell, Gateshead - here to support local families through fun times and good food. Open our front door you'll find a cool cafe and play space - designed for parents and loved by little ones.

The Paddock

The Paddock itself is my 6 acre smallholding based on the beautiful Northumberland/Gateshead border, which has provided the starting point for my business which aims to bring local, fresh, seasonal, homegrown, homemade and organically sourced (whe

The Palomino Trust

Providing Kinship and a Safe Environment For Healing 

The Redeemed Christian Church of God

We are a Christian group who believes that the solution to Man’s need can only be found In God.

The Redheughers Community Ceilidh Band

The Redheughers Ceilidh Band is a long established country dance band co-operative, led and tutored by Robin Dunn. We meet, practise and play every Tuesday throughout the year.

The Saltmarsh Garden and Riverside Park

Wildlife, events and activities at and around the Saltmarsh Garden in Dunston.

The Silver Programme

Based at Sage Gateshead We offer a wide variety of daytime musical activities for people over the age of 50, within a relaxed, informal and supportive environment including singing of all kinds, steel pans, guitars, recorders, rock ensembles and m

The Soundroom Community Music Charity

The Soundroom has been part of the Gateshead community landscape for over 35 years, based in the old Redheugh Library on Cuthbert Street near the Redheugh Bridge in Gateshead, Originally founded in 1985 as part of the Deckham Music Collective, the

The Waste and Recycling Visitor Education Centre

At Campground Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC), we have a dedicated visitor centre for all residents of Gateshead, Sunderland, and South Tyneside to visit and learn more about recycling, where our waste goes, and how to help the local envir


The Community Centre has been developed by Warriors Community Projects, built by its volunteers and grown by its users into a valued community asset, which continues to be supported financially by the Felling Warriors Boxing/Thai Boxing club.  The

The Winlaton Centre CIO

Our building is well appointed, attractive, totally accessible and flexible, and has a range of facilities which can provide a high-quality service at very little set-up cost, and in a very short time.  We have:


the4Cs currently works with refugees, asylum seekers and other ‘hard to reach’ communities in North East England and currently comprises of committee members from different communities, backgrounds and areas of expertise.

Trading Standards

The Council's Trading Standards service deals with a variety of consumer legislation covering:

Two Castles Housing Association

Two Castles Housing Association provides affordable homes for people over the age of 55.  We have a range of sheltered accommodation across the north east in Gateshead and Sunderland offering a safe and secure environment to live whilst maintainin

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

We are committed to the safety of our communities throughout Tyne and Wear.

Tyne Derwent Way

The Tyne Derwent Way is a 9-mile outdoor trail connecting the centre of Gateshead with the Derwent Valley.

Tyne Rivers Trust

Tyne Rivers Trust is the only independent environmental charity dedicated to improving the Tyne Catchment. We work with people and communities to protect and enhance the River Tyne and its tributaries, so they are healthy, biodiverse, and an asset

Tyne Theatre and Opera House

The Tyne Theatre & Opera House offers the best in Music, Comedy and Theatre.

Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership

Helping everyone Explore the North by train . Working with and for our local communities  

The Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership (TVCRP) was founded in 2004 and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

Tynedale Voodoo American Football Club

We are a brand new Ladies American Football Team founded in January 2016 and the First Ladies team in Tyne and Wear We train every Sunday from 11am in Winlaton We welcome players from all over the North East Complete beginners Welcome Fitness leve

Tyneside 114 BSAC (Sub-Aqua Club)

We are a branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club. Our activities include scuba and snorkel training, snorkeling; local, uk-wide and foreign diving and diving holidays.

Tyneside A Cappella

Meets at West Moor Community Centre, Benton Lane, Westmoor. NE12 7NP Ladies 4 part acapella singing. Mondays at 7.30pm

Tyneside and Northumberland Mind

Tyneside and Northumberland Mind is a mental health charity operating across Tyneside and Northumberland.

Tyneside Beekeepers Association (TBKA)

We are the Tyneside Beekeepers Association (TBKA), an open community of beekeepers and enthusiasts based in the North East of England.

Tyneside Book Club

We are a group of like-minded readers who meet on the first Monday of each month in Gateshead to discuss - guess what - a book. Members take turns to choose the title - and then we have a good old heated debate.

Tyneside Ceilidh Nights

Enjoy easy dancing with a group of friendly and enthusiastic people. Each dance is ‘called’ and walked through first, so previous dancing experience is not necessary. Lively music is provided by The Redheughers Ceilidh Band led by Robin Dunn.

Tyneside Numismatic Society

Small group for those interested in collecting coins, paper money & medals.Meetings are held monthly and include auction of members lots. Help & advice given to new members and those wishing to find out more about this hobby.

Tyneside Women's Health

We offer tailored mental health and emotional support for women. Our main services are: Drop-in sessions Mental health courses Therapeutic activities Support groups Councelling Personal growth Service user participation To access any of our servic

Unforgettable Experiences

Unforgettable Experiences provides live, creative and interactive sessions online. We provide technical assistance to help people to get online with the support of our Digital Activity Buddies, and support them to access artistic sessions online.

US Active

US is a North East-based charity working across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and North Durham. US helps young people aged 12 to 25, with or at risk of mental health issues, get involved in exercise and sport to improve their quality of life.

Useful Vision

Useful Vision is a registered charity providing positive opportunities, support, and accessible events for visually impaired children and their families across the North East.

VCSE Health Alliance in Gateshead

Veterans at Ease

Veterans at ease is a north east based charity helping veterans and their families deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other combat stress related issues. The charity is run by veterans for veterans.

Veterans Support - Walking with The Wounded North East is Operational

Walking with the Wounded is now operational and working from Gatehead Council providing Employment and Family Welfare Support to Veterans , Carers ,Partners and Spouses .

Victims First Northumbria

We provide practical and emotional support to help victims of crime across Northumbria, helping them to cope and recover from their experience wether they have reported this to the Police or not.

Vision and Hearing Support

Supporting people with visual improvements and who are Deaf or heard of hearing in Gateshead and South Tyneside.


VONNE is the support body for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in the North East of England.

Wag & Company North East Friendship Dogs

Wag & Company is a registered charity enabling professionally assessed volunteers and their special dogs to befriend older dog lovers – in their own homes or in care or medical establishments – who miss friendship and the company of a dog.

Washington Fencing Club

Meet at the Millennium Centre, Concord, Washington every Wednesday night 7:00 to 9:00. Foil, epee and sabre, adults and juniors. Head coach Pat Pearson, assistant coaches Gary Mills and Marie Matheson.

Washington Wargames Club

All periods catered for, multi-player games, competitive leagues, role playing etc. Meets every third Sunday at Columbia Village Hall

Washingwell Primary School

Here at Washingwell we believe that our school brings the best out in every child, not just academically, but socially and emotionally too.

Watergate Community Cafe CIC

We are a community cafe based on the edge of Watergate Forest Park (besides the football pitches).

We provide coffee, cake and community.  A small menu offering snacks and light bites.

Wearside Women In Need

Refuge, advice and support to women and children suffering domestic violence. Office Tel No: 0191 565 8877 24hr Domestic Violence Helpline for women and children experiencing domestic abuse 0800 066 5555 or 0191 415 1506.

Wesley Memorial Methodist Church

Wesley Memorial is a lively Methodist Church on Durham Road, Low Fell. We meet for worship at 10.30am every Sunday, Younger Church also meets at 10.30am. Evening services on special occasions at 6.00pm. Many community groups meet at Wesley.

WEYES Children North East counselling

Children North East are proud to be able to offer an extension of their counselling service in to the Gateshead area.

Whickham & District in Bloom Committee

The aim of the committee which was formed in 1976 is to promote, advance and encourage all aspects of horticulture within Whickham, Swalwell, Dunston, Lobley Hill & Sunniside areas.

Whickham & District Local History Society

We are the Local History Society for Whickham, providing a programme of monthly talks on the fourth Monday evening of each month from September to April, in the Community Centre on Front Street, Whickham, starting at 7.45pm.

Whickham & District Motor Club Ltd

Whickham & District Motor Club Whickham and District Motor Club was established in 1963 and has been one of the North East's largest and most involved motor clubs in the rallying scene for over 40 years. 

Whickham and District U3A

Welcome to Whickham U3A's web page. The U3A's new moto is Learn, laugh, live. The organisation is for people no longer in full time employment. There is no age limit.  

Whickham Community Centre

Whickham Community Centre is one of the busiest Community Centres in the Gateshead area.

Whickham Fellside Youth Football Club


This season we have 33 teams playing in our distinctive yellow and green colours, from Under-7 to Under-23's, a huge age-range of youth football with many multiple age group teams.

Whickham Healthcentre Patient Forum

The Forum is made up of patients of the Whickham Practice who are interested in promoting the services available to them, as well as sharing ideas and help the doctors improve services.

Whickham Hermitage Community Garden

Opening Times

Mon-Sun 9am-4pm

Whickham Photographic Club

Interested in Photography: This could be for You. Whickham Photographic Club

How long have we been going?  What is our membership?

Whickham Rotary Club

Whickham Rotary is one of 34,000 Rotary clubs throughout the World; we depend on the dedication of our members who volunteer their time and talent to help others at home and abroad.

Whickham Scouts (1st Whickham 32nd Gateshead)

We are an active Scout Group in Whickham, open to youth members between the ages of 8 and 18. We also have room for adult helpers and any skill you might have will be appreciated!

Whickham St Mary the Virgin Music

St Mary the Virgin Parish Church (11th Century) has a fine musical tradition with choir, ad-hoc orchestral group and fine 3 manual organ by Vincent.

Whickham Theatre Club

Whickham Theatre Club has entertained the people of Whickham and neighbouring communities since the 1970’s.

Whickham Thorns Outdoor Activity Centre

Welcome to Wickham Thorns Outdoor Activity Centre! Check out our Facebook page for updates

Whickham Volunteer Library

Whickham Library is now run by a team of volunteers, and our aim is to provide the local community with a resource which will give them access to a wide selection of books for all ages that will entertain, excite, and challenge them.

Whickham Walking Group

We have had a full year of walks, mostly muddy, some snowy and a few on beautiful sunny days. We are now attempting longer walks to accommodate the 'younger and fitter' members of the group. We have enjoyed four celebration meals this year.

Whickham Wind

A windband for adult players. We began in the autumn of 2010 with the intention of providing an opportunity for adult players of woodwind and brass instruments to develop together. We now have about 35 members.  

Whickham Zumba

This is a fun, energetic exercise class that anyone can participate in (regardless of age, gender, fitness or dance ability). ​ Come along for a wiggle and a giggle, as well as meeting new friends and burning some calories.

Whinnies Community Garden

We are a community garden that is open 6 days a week to all residents of our village and surrounding areas where people can visit to enjoy a cuppa and cake whilst relaxing in our beautiful garden.

Whitehall Road Methodist Church

Whitehall Road Methodist Church is located in the middle of the Bensham area of Gateshead, close to the town centre.

Whitehills Community Centre

Whitehills Community Centre was built by the Warriors Community Project who are responsible for the growth and development of this newly formed community centre in the Whitehills, Windy Nook and High Heworth area.


We are a relatively new WI group and would like to invite women in the Hebburn, Bill Quay, Pelaw, Wardley and Heworth area to join us.  The Dilly Line ran to the staithes at Pelaw from the mines and the coal was transported in Dollies, so we are t

Windy Nook Methodist Church

Available to hire for any occasions

Weekly activities such as Girls' Brigade, Baby and Toddlers and Church Services

Monthly coffee morning

Winlaton & District Local History Society

The society was formed in 1970 by a group of twelve members with the aim of researching and promoting the history of the local area.

Winlaton Community Base

Winlaton Community Base provides support to people who have a learning disability who live in Winlaton and its surrounding communities, enabling access to opportunities in the local community that meet the needs and aspirations of the individual.

Winlaton Library Volunteer Association

The library at Winlaton opened as a Community Library in July 2013, and is run by Winlaton Library Volunteer Association. Our library stocks a large range of books across many genres.

Winlaton Mill Village Hall

Aims/Objectives:  To provide facilities and promote activities in educational, social and cultural fields .

Winlaton Prince's Trust Team Programme

The Team Program is a 12 week personal, social development and employability course for young people aged 16-25 who are not in education, employment or training.

Winlaton Sketching Club

We are a small and friendly art club happy to give advice and help. We meet in  Winlaton Community Centre on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm. We have an annual exhibition with pictures for sale on the last weekend in September.

Winlaton Vulcans Rugby Union Football Club

Winlaton Vulcans RFC is a club with a family atmosphere we run sides at a senior level with the 1st XV playing in Durham and Northumberland Division II, the 2nd XV play in Northumberland River Blyth League and we run a 3rd XV which is based around

Winlaton Warriors Amateur Rugby League Club

Winlaton Warriors ARLFC run an Open Age Team catering for 16+ players and competes in League 2 of the North East Rugby League Competition which takes on Saturdays between May and September.They also have a Junior Section known as the ‘Little Warri

Workers Educational Association - North East Region

Life long learning and further education for adults. 100 years young in 2003

Wrekenton Nou Camp Youth Football Club

Wrekenton Nou Camp an FA Charter Standard youth football club.

Yoga & Pilates Fusion

If you feel tired, a bit stressed or overwhelmed come along and join a lovely friendly group of ladies every Monday & Wednesday 7-8pm in the Dance Studio at Thomas Hepburn Academy.

YogaBugs Holiday Activity Club

YogaBugs is the largest children's yoga inspired activity in the UK offering classes for children from walking age to seven years and beyond. YogaBugs classes bring stories to life through specially developed moves inspired by yoga.

Young Womens Outreach Project

The Young Women's Outreach Project was established in 1992 to provide a specialist service to young women aged 11 to 19 years across in the North East of England.

Your Voice Counts

Your Voice Counts is a charity that works across the North East to provide support to people with learning disabilities, autistic people and people who are at risk of exclusion due to disability, illness or other challenges.    

Youth Focus: North East

Established in 1989, Youth Focus: North East (formerly Regional Youth Work Unit – North East) is a regional hub connecting young people and the organisations and professionals who support them.