Powering the Karbon community



Our customers and partners get up to some inspirational stuff! And when it's benefiting our Karbon community we are always keen to support with investment. 

Powering the Karbon community

We take a look at some of the amazing work now taking place in our neighbourhoods thanks to grants given in the past six months.

Did you know...

In the past six months Karbon has invested over £250,000 into our communities across the North East. 


Small Grants

  • Danny's Friends

This activity group for children with additional needs has bought new equipment and extended their work to offer sibling sessions.


  • Sit and be Fit Programme

This health programme delivered at the Moordale scheme in Middlesbrough offered a six-week schedule of activities.


  • Delves Lane Men's Group

This popular men's group can continue meeting for the next 14 months, offering new and existing members a range of activities.


  • Grass Roots Training Project

15 local parents will be trained in how to bring about change in their community to improve facilities for young people in Meadow Well, North Shields.


  • Rockin' Weavers Ukulele Group

This tuneful group of Weavers' Court residents can make even more music thanks to a grant for new equipment.


  • Renwick House Garden Project

Green-fingered residents were given the chance to improve their outside space with funding to buy gardening equipment and plants.


  • Mini Explorers

This new group of families with children under the five is all set for new adventures, investigating world cultures and local heritage with trips, roleplay and arts and crafts.


  • Derwentside Breast Friends

Our grant will help this important charity raise awareness of its support for men and women undergoing treatment for breast cancer and those in remission.


  • Craghead Development Trust Youth Club

This youth club can keep on meeting at Burnside Resource Centre, South Stanley, thanks to our donations


  • Headways County Durham

Two monthly activity afternoons are now run by the charity to help people with a brain injury to be as independent as possible.


  • St Pat's Lunch Club

This new luncheon club and drop-in is now up and running in Consett to help connect older people who live alone.


  • Halloween Treasure Hunt

Residents at The Manors, Prudhoe, an extra care facility, hosted a Halloween event as part of an ongoing relationship with local school children.


 Large Grants

  • Planting for the Future

Residents are encouraged to take pride in their community by improving their gardens thanks to this project in the Hollyhill Gardens estate in South Stanley.


  • Cree Project

This project is dedicated to working with people who suffer the effects of mental health, domestic abuse, chronic illness, offending, long term unemployment and social isolation.


  • Aspire 2 Change

Women from a range of backgrounds are supported to improve their wellbeing and to reach their full potential though the project.


Mini Me Hair and Beauty Academy takes it to the max

Adults are now benefiting from a popular beauty academy that was initially set up as a kids' summer school with a glamourous difference! Until recently Mini Me Hair and Beauty Academy in Prudhoe worked only with school children, offering holiday and after-school sessions covering hair and beauty care. 

Now a £10,000 grant from Karbon means the service can be extended to include adult learners, with the launch of free health and beauty training courses. The academy is run by Trudy Johnston, owner of the Beauty Rooms in Prudhoe, and is based our Extra care scheme, The Manors. 

Trudy said: "The courses will follow the level 2 curriculum, giving students the opportunity to gain vocational and employability skills and build their confidence to move on to another step of their lives."

The grant will cover an 18-month period and as well as running courses at the Manors, Trudy will run them from the No.28 Community House in Hexham. 

If you're interested in finding out more about the adult courses on 07841 866 501, or though the academy's Facebook page, Mini Me Hair and Beauty Academy 


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