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Belford Community Group is a registered charity formed to support and promote the community. 

Belford Community Shop, Gym, Gardens and Woodland, Markets and Hidden History Museum are all part of the Group. 

Barclays Bank closed and, after a spirited local campaign, gifted the building to the village; this was sold which enabled a shop on the High Street to be purchased.

Belford Community Shop, thought by customers to be “the best charity shop in the North”, raises large amounts of money pay overheads for all the different group entities; remaining funds are granted to local organisations to support their work. Some of the beneficiaries have been Bell View Resource Centre, St. Mary’s Church, The Ferguson Hall, Belford Play Park, Belford Players the Red Squirrel Group, and many more.

Notice boards and pamphlet racks within the shop advertise what Belford has to offer. The shop is a High Street presence for all aspects of Belford community. There are no paid members of staff, everything is run by volunteers; without their efforts nothing would be possible. Volunteering in Belford is enjoyed by many as it is sociable, rewarding and a great way of meeting people and putting something back into the community. 

Belford Community Group has so far in year April 2019 to date supported the following grant application to local projects.

Belford Show - £910 towards marquee

Pantomime (George Morrison) - £600

Bell View - £2200 towards new and replacement furniture and staff training.

Belford Lights Committee - £850 help towards new lights and fireworks.

War Memorial Committee - £300 payment of solicitor for community owner ship of war memorial

Belford Community Group has in the year April 2018 - April 2019 supported the following grant application to the local community;

Ferguson Hall £579 Hearing loop

Bell View - £1750 Silver sneakers gym instructor

BellView - £1750 outreach worker

WW1 silhouettes £442

Belford Show - £250 towards marquee

Ferguson Bowls Club - £500

Communal Gardens Skip hire - £276

Christmas Lights £600

Friendship for ages inter generational project - £250

Belford Snooker Club - £400

Genealogy Group - £500

Belford Arts Festival - £5000

Pensioners Party - £250

Xmas  Pantomime  - £600

United Reform Church candle festival - £100

Community Shop Opening Times

Monday - Closed

Tuesday to Saturday - 10am-3pm

Sunday - Closed


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