Spirit of Grassroots
Aims and Objectives
Grassroots North East is an independent volunteer organisation which works with groups of people in support of environmental projects in the North East of England. Our key objects are:
- environmental education
- environmental conservation
- engaging volunteers
- combating social exclusion through voluntary work.
To meet these objectives Grassroots North East has the following aims:
a) To build strong links with established volunteer groups in communities across the North East by providing advice, volunteers and support
b) To build the capacity of voluntary projects in the North East to increase social action.
c) To increase awareness of the environmental, community led projects across Northumberland and Tyne & Wear
d) To develop the organisation in order to form a viable structure able to deliver social action projects across the region in partnerships with local groups and networks.
Prudhoe Community Allotments: A Community Allotment in Guy's constituency.
Prudhoe Gardening Association has enlisted the help of Prudhoe Partnership to create a new allotment which can be used by anyone who feels they would like to grow some flowers or vegetables The allotment is being designed to be especially suitable for the elderly and disabled gardeners, with raised beds and easy access but is also accessible to all whether able bodied or disabled.
Scotswood Community Garden: A huge two acre Community Garden in one of Newcastle's most deprived areas.
The Scotswood Community Garden is a charity based in Scotswood. It aims to promote learning about nature, the environment and sustainable living. The Garden itself is a beautiful two acre site. The Garden's activities include; educational workshops for schools, Forest Schools, volunteering opportunities for adults, a weekly youth club and regular community open days.
Bill Quay Community Farm: A city farm project in Gateshead.
Tucked away in the east of Gateshead, Bill Quay Community Farm opened in 1986 and is a partnership between Gateshead Council and Bill Quay Community Farm Association – a voluntary group with charitable status. Together, our team of staff and volunteers has created a thriving and dynamic project to educate and entertain the local community.