During lockdown the engAGE Woollies made a real effort to keep in contact through weekly ZOOM sessions and came up with an idea for a joint project called ‘Linskill in Wool’. The volunteers identified a particular community activity held at the Linskill Centre and recreated in a crochet or knitted 6″ square. Then the Shedders volunteers showcased their engineering skills and mounted the finished artwork on the wall opposite the sensory garden, where there is lots of space for socially distanced viewing.
The Trust is delighted to have been selected as one of the ten winners of an Ecclesiastical ‘Movement for Good’ £50k Award. The financial impact of Covid-19 resulted in the Trust mothballing a capital investment project to transform a dated and under-utilised IT suite into a serviced social space, meeting the needs of our community and activity programmes.
The Community Development team at the Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust launched the Active Summer Challenge in July, to encourage people from North Tyneside to get active and have some fun in the process. Over six weeks members of the engAGE (55+) and Encompass programmes at the Linskill and Battle Hill centres were invited, along with the wider community, to join the Linskill team and get active.
Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has helped the Linskill Centre to continue the delivery of community activities and services in North Tyneside. Thanks to the Government for making this possible.
The Trust has received funding from We Are Cycling UK to run Dr Bike sessions at the Linskill Centre and Battle Hill Multi-Use Centre. If you would like to get a free 30 minute service and safety check you must book via the links below (restricted places numbers to comply with government guidelines).
Big thanks to those who have brought in books for our Book Fair (which was postponed due to the pandemic) and we appreciate the support, but unfortunately our stores are now full to capacity and we cannot accept anymore donations until further notice.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Following government guidelines as from Monday 10th August face coverings will be required when you are in any communal area of the Linskill Centre, the meeting rooms and halls are currently exempt and will be managed by class/group leaders discretion (anyone with a health condition are also exempt).
Like many other charities and organisations the Trust has found the last four months particularly difficult, with core revenue streams ceased the team has been sourcing alternative funding to help sustain the Linskill Centre and its community activities. Linskill reopened yesterday and the Trust would like to thank Virgin Money Foundation, Power to Change, RW Mann Trust and North Shields Rotary Club for recent grants and donations to help support the ongoing work of the charity.