News from Family Gateway

New Premises

Finally and very importantly we are excited to announce that we are hoping to take over the management and running of the Howdon Community Centre with plans to develop it onto the Howdon Family and Community Enterprise Hub. We are very keen to hear from the people of...

Moving into Northumberland

Moving into Northumberland

We are very excited to be ready to launch the extension of our successful improving Futures programme in Northumberland, funded by Big Lottery Reaching Communities. The programme will see us working with schools in South-east Northumberland to reach and support those...

Job Opportunity: Research and Operations Manager (P/T)

Job opportunity Poverty and Cancer: Community based action-research project Local award winning child poverty charity Family Gateway (formerly Tyne Gateway Trust) has teamed up with national charity Macmillan Cancer Support to launch a new community-based project to...

Why do we talk about child poverty when children aren’t poor?

Why do we talk about child poverty when children aren’t poor?

I’ve always found it very frustrating that we talk about reducing ‘child poverty’, clearly a very emotive term. How on earth can children be poor, in the conventional sense of the word? They aren’t poor, they’re simply living with the dire consequences of their...

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

We have recently changed our charity name and re-branded which is a massive step for a relatively small organisation and as you can imagine the process was exhausting in terms of energy, creative thinking and compromise. But why bother? What’s in a name? Everyone...

Tyne Gateway wins National Award

Tyne Gateway wins National Award

Tyne Gateway Trust has recently been awarded the Charity Times Charity of the Year 2016 (income of less than £1m) award at a glittering ceremony in London. Having won the Charity Times Best New Charity Award back in 2012, the staff team decided to apply again in a...

Sustainable outcomes

Sustainable outcomes

We are passionate about making a real sustainable difference to the lives of the children and families that we support. Putting a ‘sticking plaster’ on a problem and then disappearing again does not work. We commit to working on all issues for the whole family so that...

Expanding our work into Northumberland

Expanding our work into Northumberland

Thanks to a Reaching Communities grant from the Big Lottery Fund we are planning to extend our team and recruit new Family Entrepreneurs in South East Northumberland to work with schools in Blyth, Ashington, Bedlington, Newbiggin and surrounding areas. Our project...

Christmas tree appeal 2016 and making a difference at Christmas

Christmas tree appeal 2016 and making a difference at Christmas

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year isn’t it? Especially when you get to celebrate it with children and see that magical look on their faces when they see their lovely bright Christmas tree. That is why Family Gateway decided to surprise 23 families that...

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