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


Whether your priority is youth activities in Cruddas Park, childcare in Arthur’s Hill or litter clean-ups in Elswick, Centre West can help you to make your project idea a reality.

Several projects backed by Centre West are already making an impact and a difference to life in the West End:

The Beacon
IMG_9166One of our top priorities is supporting new businesses and jobs. That’s why Centre West invested in The Beacon, a community business hub with office space, artisan workshops, a stylish bistro and Skylight function suite.

Developed in partnership with Groundwork, The Beacon transformed a key site on Westgate Road, replacing a derelict former fire station with a state-of-the-art eco-building.


Michael Gardner with young people from Our Lady & St Anne's SchoolFounded in 2005, Hat-Trick uses football to engage young people and help them gain new skills and confidence. Hat-Trick has worked with over 10,000 children and young people and helped over 100 Newcastle residents to gain FA coaching awards.

Its runaway success means that Hat-Trick now works with schools and youth organisations throughout Newcastle and the North East – while remaining firmly rooted in the West End.

Hat-Trick volunteers have travelled to host nations for the last two World Cups, working with disadvantaged children in the townships of South Africa and the favelas of Brazil.

Invest in the West

prospect house facade


Centre West has invested in a range of properties in the West End – providing quality spaces for local businesses and organisations, as well as income to support our work in the community.




FoodbankTackling food poverty
With around 13 million people in the UK living below the poverty line, food banks have become a vital resource – providing emergency help to almost a million people in the past year.

Centre West is working with local groups to ensure that help is there when people need it – looking at ideas like shared transport, or a directory of food banks to ensure that people facing a crisis can be referred to a food bank quickly and easily.

Skills for healthy living
With a busy lifestyle, it’s all too easy to find yourself reaching for the easiest option rather than preparing a healthy meal from scratch.

But now a new course backed by Centre West is helping hard-pressed residents with practical tips for preparing low-cost healthy meals from scratch. Already 12 volunteer champions have stepped up to the challenge, sharing their new skills with friends and neighbours.

To find out more, contact Lynn Puga at Centre West on 0191 406 0294, or by email. The course was backed by Newcastle Nutrition, Change4Life and Healthworks, as well as Centre West.