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A Northfield high street organisation which supports the local community has been awarded charitable status and hopes to expand their work.

Initially formed to address the collapse of MG Rover, Northfield Community Partnership (formally known as Northfield Town Centre Partnership & Visit Northfield) provides vital services to local people from the HUB on Northfield High Street.

The organisation assists around 10,000 people a year, providing financial advice, credit union access, careers advice, assistance getting online, a food bank access point, a volunteer bank and much more. They also facilitate local events, such as the hugely successful Northfield Beach, as well as supporting other community groups such as Northfield Carnival and Arts 50 Alive. They also partnered with Northfield Ecocentre to facilitate the launch of Cycle South Brum.

Sue Allen, Chair, said “The hub based on Northfield High Street has been in operation for 7 years; our long term vision is to make Northfield a place where everyone is proud to live & work, and a place that provides opportunities for everyone, regardless of background, to fulfil their potential.

“Gaining charitable status is an exciting time for the partnership as we hope it will assist us to develop and expand our offer to the wider community. We have secured Big Lottery funding to cover our core costs, however we must generate alternative forms of income to allow us to deliver the much needed projects and services we provide.”

A launch event will be held at the HUB from 12-4pm on Friday 26th September where attendees can see what the partnership has achieved so far and what plans they have for the future.

To attend the launch event, or to find out more about Northfield Community Partnership, please contact Rebecca on 0121 411 2157 or email Rebecca.debenham@visitnorthfield.co.uk

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