The Port of Tyne is committed to supporting its local community.
Since 2007 the Port has donated almost £500k in grants to help young people, local communities and environmental projects through the Port of Tyne Community Action Fund at The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, to the benefit of 165 community organisations.
We also invest in community events, festivals and cultural venues that are enjoyed by thousands of people throughout the year. Some highlights include the South Tyneside Festival, the Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Heritage Open Days and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museum’s varied activities.
We’re responsible for some of the River Tyne’s remarkable heritage – the Swing Bridge in Newcastle and three lighthouses at South Shields and Tynemouth. We’re proud to maintain them for the benefit of business and the public, and to open them for visitors on Heritage Open Days.
The Port welcomes a range of visitors, from schools to work experience to retirement groups. Our employees are involved in fundraising, volunteering for charities, schools and community groups and many give their time to governing boards of organisations.
The business plays an active role in regional and national affairs, participating in the major organisations that are speaking out for the North East and our sector.
In 2016, we supported 628 organisations and engaged with more than 680,000 people.