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Alan Campbell MP has urged local community groups to apply for the Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards 2018 which opened today for applications.

This year’s programme – run with sister organisation Clydesdale Bank – will take the total funds given out since the awards started in 2013 to more than £1million.

Yorkshire Bank makes donations to recognise and support community projects which are going the extra mile. Registered charities and not for profit organisations are invited to enter their projects into the awards scheme under one of three categories: 1) projects which help people to have a healthy relationship with money 2) projects which help people to improve their local environment and 3) projects which help people into employment.

The awards are open to a range of initiatives across the third sector that can demonstrate support for the local community. This could include projects helping to upskill people for the workplace, ventures promoting healthy relationships with money, or schemes aiming to protect the environment.

Five projects will be selected in each of the three categories and all 15 winners will be awarded £5,000 each.

Alan said “These are a good opportunity for groups such as local credit unions to apply for funding. For further information about the Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation’s Spirit of the Community Awards or to enter, people can visit www.ybonline.co.uk/foundation or go into their local Yorkshire Bank branch to receive an application form.”

The closing date for applications is Monday 19 March 2018 and the winners will be announced in summer 2018.

Community Awards Open

Alan Campbell MP has urged local community groups to apply for the Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards 2018 which opened today for applications. This year’s programme – run...

Local MP Alan Campbell is asking community groups and local charities across Tynemouth to think about what they could do with up to £20,000 this year.

Charities and community groups can apply to receive grants of between £500 and £20,000 raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Between 14 and 28 February 2018, charities are being urged to submit an expression of interest in the funding, which requires basic details about the organisation, as well as a very short description of the project they are proposing.

Local MP Alan Campbell said “This is an opportunity not to be missed. We know that there are many charities already doing fantastic work across the constituency, but I have no doubt that for many this additional funding would be most welcomed. A successful application could help your group deliver an extra special project or expand the existing service. I encourage as many local charities as possible to apply.”

For more information on how to apply for funding, please visit the Trusts’ websites:

www.postcodetrust.org.uk

www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk

www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk

Local MP Highlights Funding Opportunity

Local MP Alan Campbell is asking community groups and local charities across Tynemouth to think about what they could do with up to £20,000 this year. Charities and community groups...

For a limited time, households across Britain can have cavity wall and loft insulation installed for free by E.ON, regardless of whether E.ON is their energy supplier

The insulation, which would usually cost around £775, is being offered for free to all homeowners, landlords and private tenants who have their landlord’s permission.

Alan Campbell said “A typical family home could save up to £285 a year on their heating bills by installing both cavity wall and loft insulation, meaning people who take up the offer could save a total of more than £1,000. I’m pleased E.On are opening up the scheme to everyone regardless of whether they claim a qualifying benefit.”

For details about E.ON’s free insulation offer visit eoninstall.com or call E.ON on 0330 400 1083.

Free cavity wall and loft insulation

For a limited time, households across Britain can have cavity wall and loft insulation installed for free by E.ON, regardless of whether E.ON is their energy supplier The insulation, which...

Local MP Alan Campbell has welcomed a recent report by the National Education Union and UK Feminista ‘It’s Just Everywhere” A study on sexism in schools and how to tackle it.

The report’s findings show that sexist language and gender stereotypes are a typical feature of school culture, contributing to a climate in which sexual harassment is commonplace.

Alan Campbell MP said “I welcome this important report. While sexism in schools in endemic it is not inevitable. I’m calling on the Government to urgently tackle the problem of sexism in schools and this report is a good place to start.”

Tackling sexism in schools

Local MP Alan Campbell has welcomed a recent report by the National Education Union and UK Feminista ‘It’s Just Everywhere” A study on sexism in schools and how to tackle...

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Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell has signed a pledge to do his bit to create a 'Plastic Free Parliament'.

The local MP signed the pledge at an event in parliament organised by Sky Ocean Rescue.  The campaign is looking to reduce the use of single plastics in parliament in in doing so help to inspire people to change their behaviour and #passonplastic.

Alan said "I'm pleased to support this important campaign which follows on from the excellent work of Surfer's Against Sewage.  People really want to do their bit to shine a spotlight on the issue of ocean health and MP's are no exception.  I'm proud to be involved."

Pledge for a Plastic Free Parliament

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell has signed a pledge to do his bit to create a 'Plastic Free Parliament'. The local MP signed the pledge at an event in parliament organised...

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell today marked his support for World Cancer Day by wearing the official Unity Band – the symbol of World Cancer Day.

Now in its 19th year, the event, organised by Cancer Research UK aims to unite people all over the world in the fight against cancer. Alan said “I’m proud to support World Cancer Day. Cancer Research UK do an amazing job in working to encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment of this terrible disease.”

World Cancer Day 2018

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell today marked his support for World Cancer Day by wearing the official Unity Band – the symbol of World Cancer Day. Now in its 19th year,...

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Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell has welcomed the news that Tynemouth has become the first place in the North East to be awarded plastic-free status after a campaign to rid the coastline of harmful materials.

The area has been given the status by marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) after volunteers persuaded many traders in Tynemouth to swap throwaway plastic items for reusable or biodegradable alternatives.

Alan said “I was happy to work with Surfer’s Against Sewage and local councillors to help them qualify It demonstrates that people in Tynemouth care deeply about this problem and are ready to work together and do their bit to solve it. We have a wonderful stretch of coastline and we all wish to protect it.   Coastal regeneration is close to my heart and this award can only add to the attractions of Tynemouth as a place to live, work or visit.”

Tynemouth awarded 'Plastic Free' Status

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell has welcomed the news that Tynemouth has become the first place in the North East to be awarded plastic-free status after a campaign to rid the...

Alan Campbell, MP for Tynemouth is urging local residents to find out if they are eligible for the Warm Home Discount for this winter, and warning that they should apply as soon as possible.

The Warm Home Discount is a scheme which allows some residents a rebate of £140 off their electricity bill. People may be eligible if they get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit or if they are on a low income and meet British Gas’s criteria for the scheme. They can still qualify if they use a pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meter.

Alan said “This year’s scheme is closing soon so I would urge people to check now to see if they are eligible.

To find out visit the website at; https://www.britishgas.co.uk/energy/energy-saving/warm-home-discount.html?utm_source=Direct or call 0800 072 8625 or 0800 294 8604 for pay as you go energy customers.”

Final Call for Warm Home Discount

Alan Campbell, MP for Tynemouth is urging local residents to find out if they are eligible for the Warm Home Discount for this winter, and warning that they should apply...

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This week local MP Alan Campbell signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.

Saturday 27th January will mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

In the lead up to and on Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, remembering all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. The theme for this year’s commemorations is ‘The power of words’.

After signing the Book of Commitment Alan Campbell MP said; “Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from Tynemouth and across the country to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust. As the Holocaust moves from living history, to just history, it becomes ever more important that we take the time to remember the victims and also pay tribute to the survivors. I would encourage my constituents to show their support for such an important day.”

Signing the Holocaust Book of Commitment

This week local MP Alan Campbell signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered...

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Local MP Alan Campbell today spoke in parliament in a debate on a motion on the treatment of SME’s by RBS. Alan Campbell said “I am dealing with a number of constituency cases on this matter and it is clear that over a number of years, several banks have deliberately managed the closure of businesses to protect their own interests and in doing so prioritised the realisation of assets over any other outcome. Many people including my constituents have lost, in some cases everything. I’m calling on the Treasury Select Committee to look at this carefully."

To watch the full debate click here. http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/514f2366-ddb0-41a1-8702-d9bf29bd8b93

Speaking up for local businesses in Parliament

Local MP Alan Campbell today spoke in parliament in a debate on a motion on the treatment of SME’s by RBS. Alan Campbell said “I am dealing with a number...

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