Linskill and North Tyneside Development Trust

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When threatened with the potential demolition of the community centre, people of Linskill and North Tyneside came together to turn the building into a community asset.

Organisation Type

Community hub


North Shields

Award date

September 2015

Key objectives & Outcomes

Community engagement

After the closure of Linskill secondary school in 1984, it became a council-run community centre. When the council threatened to demolish the building, the community came together to establish the Linkskill and North Tyneside Community Development Tr

Asset transfer to the community

This was one of the first transfers of an asset from a local authority to a community in 2006, and the only asset transfer in North Tyneside. Not only that but it is one of the largest ever made in this country.

Job creation

As a flourishing business, the organisation has been able to grow its staff numbers from 22 to 70 in the course of the last ten years.