Making Changes NE

Combating loneliness and isolation by building Communitines Through Education and Experiences

Making Changes NE

Welcome to Making Changes NE, an organisation based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and Northumberland. We aim to combat loneliness and isolation by building communities through education and activities.

How we do this

When we work in different communities, our first priority is to set up a steering group in order to speak directly with the community about what they want and need. This allows us to speak directly with the people and find out what changes they would like to see in their area and also to allow them to connect with people with similar interests. We have organised various things from sewing, cooking and crafts to mindfulness, exploring emotions, creative writing and so much more. To join our steering group, email:

 Our classes are for all age ranges meaning you can spend quality time learning alongside your children and getting the kids involved in extracurricular activities or learning a new skill/ finding a new hobby for yourself all whilst making new friends in an environment where people have similar interests to you.

How you can support us

We are currently part of the Co-Op community champion scheme – with over 9000 applications, we are honoured to be one of 3 organisations, chosen to make a difference to the North East. We have been chosen by Co-op to take part in their Local Community Fund in order to raise money for kids cooking classes in our community.

Please click the link below to select us as your cause and to find out more about how we intend to use the money. You only need to choose us once and then spend as you usually would.

It takes less than a minute to set up and will make a huge difference to the community.

Please like and share to help get the word out. Every penny counts!

You can also choose to DONATE or SHOP and of course, we welcome any and all volunteers. If you have a particular skill or would like some work experience please CONTACT US.