Local people helped to gain digital and employability skills by Northumberland Freemasons

People from Riverside & Chirton wards will receive support to gain vital digital and employability skills to help them back into work thanks to a grant from Northumberland Freemasons.
The generous grant of £5,000 to Meadow Well Connected will help to fund their Digitally Connected project which provides free access to their IT Suite and support from staff and residents to improve digital confidence.
Last year, 260 people were supported to gain digital skills and we provided over 3,500 hours of support through a range of activities and workshops to help people manage their online lives.
The grant from Northumberland Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which is funded by Freemasons, their families and friends from across England and Wales.
Mandi Cresswell, Chief Officer at Meadow Well Connected said:
“We are most grateful to Northumberland Freemason for their generous grant, which will help us to continue to support people gain digital skills, which is so important now as so many public and other services are delivered online.”
Brian Rudd from Northumberland Freemasons said:
“We are very pleased to help Meadow Well Connected who do such an outstanding job helping people into work by increasing their skills and confidence.”