Bilton Hall Community Trust Award Icon Runner Up

South Tyneside

Bilton Hall Community Trust was originally set up as Low Simonside Community Association in 1979, a former school site which transferred to the now Simonside Primary School in Jarrow. The Trust is now a registered charity (1171907) since March 6th, 2017.

The Trust was formed to develop and manage the Community Centre with the aim of turning it into a successful, self-sustaining centre, providing the community with somewhere they can come to learn, relax and engage in activities.

​The Trust is in the process of completing a community asset transfer and agreeing a 40 year peppercorn lease with South Tyneside Council.

​Gradually over time, the Trust will invested in the Community Centre, securing capital grants and fundraising to improve the facilities. With further grant funding established in future will look to secure staff to help manage the site.

​Today the community centre is a thriving with around 20,000 visits from the South Tyneside community per year.

We pride our self being a hub of community activity, a social enterprise enabler and an essential part of the local area which is deemed as one of the most soci-economically deprived areas in the hole of engalnd.

This funding will help us take part in the Jarrow Festival week (9-15th august 2o21) allowing us to be on many community activities across the week, from teddy bears picnics to a large family fun day at the end to celebrate as a community.

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