Whitley Bay Big Local is a community led organisation which was established as one of 150 ‘Big Locals’ through a national programme funded by Big Lottery Fund and administered by Local Trust. The programme aims to support people living in targeted communities to identify issues of local concern, propose solutions and resource those ideas.

Now into its eighth year of operation, Whitley Bay Big Local has delivered a broad range of programmes and activities that consult the interests of local people and create activity for people to participate and lead. Click here to find out more


158 Whitley Road is now owned by Whitley Bay Big Local- for the whole community!

What adventures we have ahead of us all!

We continue to ensure that everyone is safe while in our community building!

As you enter the building we will ask you to:

allow us to take your temperature, sanitise your hands-on entry and wear a mask while moving around the building.

Our Pay as You Can Pantry continues to help to beat food poverty and reduce food waste with Coop Food Share, FareShare.  and our volunteers.  See what is on this week Find out more on our Facebook page

what's on this week
Lily Sharp animation

At our AGM we shared our hopes and dreams that our community building will become greener, more sustainable and an even better place for our community and our planet!

To celebrate the start of our journey to become a low carbon Eco-Hub Lily Sharp created this fantastic animation for us. You can watch Lily's video here

Read about our plans in the blog from our CEO Davis Carnaffan.


TURN2US is a national charity which  helps those who may need financial support or advice.

Use the Benefits Calculator to find out which welfare benefits you may be entitled to.

Use the Grants Search to find out what charitable funds you may be eligible for.

Visit their website if you could do with some help....or share with others who do.