Supporting the community
Each year the Port of Tyne adds some £710m to the regional GVA and supports around 14,400 jobs in the North East.
The Port recognises that a thriving local and regional community is both good for the Port’s business and good for the North East region and that the two can help each other better through shared aims.
Since 2008, the Port of Tyne has increased its community support almost tenfold, supporting business organisations, sponsoring events and creating its own engagement activities including a writer in residence and a regional photography competition.
The Port of Tyne’s Corporate Responsibility programme aims to develop young people, support thriving communities and improve the environment. Each year Port of Tyne supported events, programmes and initiatives support around 400 local organisations, directly benefitting hundreds of thousands of people across the North East.
In the 2015 Northumberland and Tyneside round of the North East Business Awards, the Port of Tyne won the ‘Heart of the Community’ Award which ‘celebrates excellence in corporate, social and ethical activity’.
Support has been provided to projects that help people to work, gain confidence and learn skills through projects in partnership with: Schools and the DCCC Community Foundation, The Customs House, TWAM, The Foundation of Light and Newcastle United Foundation.
The Port’s commitment to donating 1% of Profit Before Tax through the ‘Port of Tyne Community Action Fund’ each year sees local community organisations benefit from the Ports Corporate Responsibility Programme.