Untold Stories: Northumberland
Since 2017, The National Lottery has invested more than £5 million in amazing community-based projects across Northumberland.
Our new mini-series, Untold Stories: Northumberland, shows how that money is being put to good use and changing the lives of local people.
Episode 1: Blyth Tall Ship
"You can't put a measure on how valuable it is to so many people in so many different ways - especially during harder times."
Watch episode 1 of Untold Stories: Northumberland as Pete Graves finds out how Blyth Tall Ship has used £679,000 of National Lottery funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to benefit young people, like you, across the community.
Did you know?
Blyth Tall Ship was a finalist in the 2018 National Lottery Awards
Hauxley Nature Reserve
"If you love something, you're going to protect it"
In part 2 of Untold Stories: Northumberland, hear about the amazing local people dedicating their spare time to volunteering at Hauxley Nature Reserve. With the help of £417,000 of National Lottery funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the nature reserve has become a much-loved part of the community for young and old.
The Bridge Project
It's made us feel a part of society again - it's made us feel important.""
Check out part 3 of Untold Stories: Northumberland to see how £1m of National Lottery funding from Arts Council England has helped support Museums Northumberland to deliver the bait programme. One of 21 Creative People and Places programmes in England, bait is delivered in partnership with organisations from all walks of community life, and this film features work with The Bridge Project.
Hexham Youth Initative
It's got an open heart for you - always, no matter who you are or where you come from."
The final episode of Untold Stories: Northumberland takes you to Hexham Youth Initiative, a thriving local youth centre which was given £265,364 of National Lottery funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, to help young people and families in the area.