A community centre is set to receive a new lease of life thanks to a funding windfall of £19,000.
Cowpen Quay Community Association has been awarded the grant by the SITA Trust so it can re-point the walls at the Buffalo Community Centre in Regent Street, Blyth.
Over the years the walls have been severely damaged by bad weather and the association set up a project to help improve and maintain the building, making it attractive to those who use it.
Foster Burt, chairman of the association, said: “We are delighted to have received the support from SITA Trust.
“The Buffalo Centre is very well used and we need to keep the building in a good state of repair.
“Without SITA Trust’s support this would have been very difficult.”
Eileen Cartie, from the Buffalo Community Centre manager, added: “I am absolutely delighted.
“We have had really bad weather these past few years and it has damaged the fabric of the building.
“ This funding will make the building a lot drier.”
SITA Trust provides funding through its Landfill Communities Fund to projects that enhance communities and enrich nature.
Marek Gordon chief executive and chairman of SITA Trust, said: “We are delighted to have been able to support this project.
“This important source of funding has been available since 1997 and has provided such worthy projects with more than £1.2bn.”