WEA Greening Wingrove Project

Project Category: Registered charityProject Tags: Biodiversity, Children & young people, Education, Energy, Gardens, Older People, Parks and Sharing Economy

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    Supporting people in Wingrove and New Mills to live sustainably

    Greening Wingrove is a community partnership project to support the people of Wingrove, Newcastle upon Tyne to live sustainably through growing, recycling and saving energy – helped by BIG Lottery’s Communities Living Sustainably Fund.

    The partners in the BIG Lottery’s Communities Living Sustainably programme are the Greening Wingrove Community Interest Company (CIC), The Time Exchange, The Co-operative, Newcastle City Council, Newcastle University, the BECON project and the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA).


    The Greening Wingrove scheme will find practical ways to deal with the impact of climate change on a local level, such as:

    • Saving money on home and business energy costs, cutting everyone’s carbon footprint;
    • Home insulation, collective buying of electricity and gas;
    • Saving money on food by more local growing for cheaper and healthier eating, and holding food festivals to share ideas and tip…s.

    There will be a Community Innovation Fund each year, inviting bids from residents and community groups to try out their own ideas.  And a Green Centre where we can learn to grow food, save money on warming and lighting their homes, reducing energy and water waste, recycling and re-using household items, and many other things.

    Up to 10 ‘Community Champions’ will be recruited and trained each year to offer advice and support for sustainable living.

    Greening Wingrove CIC is a resident-led community co-operative covering Spital Tongues, New Mills, Places for People, the Arthur’s Hill and Wingrove Road terraces, the Milvain estate and other streets from Curtis Road and Nuns Moor Road to Fowberry Crescent and Bourne Avenue.

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    Workers' Educational Association, Joseph Cowen House, 21 Portland Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1QQ