BECON’s B-Green project is a two year project focused on managing environmental impact with BME communities and is funded by Newcastle City Council via their Newcastle Fund. BECON’s B-Green project commenced in April 2011 and focuses on:

  • raising awareness within BME communities about environmental issues
  • developing a dialogue with decision makers around the needs and requirements of BME communities in respect of the environment 


 Monday 22nd October is the start of Big Energy Saving Week.

If you are worried about the soaring cost of energy prices and you need help and advice on how to use less energy around the home and cut those bills down, then we can assist whether it be

  • Tips on how to save money and energy around the home
  •  Free energy saving lightbulbs, thermometers etc
  • Loan of energy monitors so you can see how much you are spending running your appliances
  • Advice on where to go for the best energy saving products and best energy deals
  • Information and guides on energy efficiency

We're here to help so for the above and more, give Justine at the BECON office a call on 0191 2722339



Greening Wingrove Event

Thursday 25th October 2012

6pm – 8.30pm

Beacon Centre, Newcastle, NE4 9PN

After the successful project application that will bring in almost a million pounds into the West End of Newcastle, Greening Wingrove will be holding an event to give Wingrove residents and businesses more of an idea of what the project and Greening Wingrove can offer, PLUS a chance to influence how the funding may be spent.

Come along and share your views an ideas for how you would like to improve your area.



This fund is open again to offer five young artists £30,000 each to fund their work for a full year. The fund is designed to help bridge the gap between formal education and becoming a working artist. The Futures Fund is open to individual artists working in the fields of the performing arts, dance, music and the visual arts. To apply, applicants must be an IdeasTap member aged 18-30 and be based in either the UK or Ireland. It’s free to become an IdeasTap member and just takes a few minutes to sign up.

To find out more visit www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/9fb8


Grants of up to £1,500 are available to give financial support to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities. The 2013 grant scheme has two rounds and Round 1 will close at 12 noon on 22 October. All projects funded must be completed by 31 December 2013. The grant scheme aims to encourage and support the development of projects that:

·          Raise public awareness of, and engagement with, contemporary physics

·          Inspire and enthuse public audiences, especially those not previously interested in physics

·          Reach audiences beyond the classroom

·          Develop the science communication skills of individuals

To find out more visit www.iop.org/about/grants/outreach/page_38843.html

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