Interest Groups

The projects that we work on are aimed at bettering the living environment for residents and at increasing footfall through the area to improve and sustain the local economy.

It is important that we work with the community to identify and develop such projects. With this in mind, the interest groups were developed, inviting the community with a specific interest to a forum which gets together regularily to develop projects.

• three Interest Groups; Arts & Culture, Environment and Heritage.
• our support for the local Economy is best expressed through co-operation with other organisations in the town
• our Enterprise thread concentrates on developing revenue streams for the Trust through our trading arm, GMDT Enterprise Ltd
• and we try to ensure a focus on Youth pervades all our activities

And whether through project work or organising events, both the volunteers in the Interest Groups and our paid staff work to:

• develop projects which promote Arts & Culture, Environment and Heritage as an important part of everyday life throughout Morpeth
• arrange and manage events and activities for all
• improve the local area and increase visitor numbers through such projects and events
• promote education and participation in projects and activities
• support other local groups, partners and the community in Morpeth and the surrounding parishes
• identify through public consultation projects to be developed that relate to protecting and promoting al environment, heritage and history
• improve the local area to increase visitor numbers whilst protecting the environmental balance and promoting education and conservation
• become self sufficient by developing social enterprise opportunities that benefit the Trust and its projects

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