Serving the community in the Elswick, Westgate
and Wingrove wards of Newcastle upon Tyne

About us

Things are constantly changing in Newcastle’s West End – and our aim is to put residents at the heart of that change.

A charitable company with a community 140327C_007 (2)vision, Centre West works to give residents a voice in the issues that matter in the West End. Local people are at the heart of our work – and the majority of our Trustees are local residents.

Centre West grew from the successful Newcastle New Deal for Communities programme, with a focus on issues like jobs, health, education and the environment – and above all, a strong, safe community.

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Making things happen
But it’s about more than just having a voice. Centre West is a springboard to help you make things happen in your neighbourhood.

That means supporting projects like The Beacon – a £6.5m centre for enterprise and community on Westgate Road. Popular with local groups and businesses alike, The Beacon has made a real impact in our community.

It means backing schemes like Hat-Trick, which has helped over 10,000 young West Enders to gain skills and confidence through football.

And most of all, it means giving local people a helping hand to get involved and make a difference.

If you’d like to find out more about Centre West, we’d be pleased to hear from you: send us a message, call us on 0191 406 0290, or email