Projects Supported

Below is a selection of projects supported by NULAG. Download the full list on the right of the page.


  • Horse Power For Ability

    Horse Power For Ability

    This project saw the opening of a new horse power therapy centre to help people with mobility problems in Northumberland. The business introduced hippotherapy – a specialist physiotherapy intervention using the movement of horses – to the Northumberland Uplands. This innovative new business purchased specialist equipment to help open Horse Power for Ability. The bus...

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  • Scarlett And The Spotty Dog

    Scarlett And The Spotty Dog

    Scarlett and the Spotty Dog has launched as a cakery producing locally and ethically sourced specialist cakes and baked goods, offering something a little different to the market. This project supported the start up of the bakery by installing a commercial kitchen from which to grow the business and also purchased a delivery van to take deliveries to local shops and farmers ma...

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  • Moss Peteral - Farm Diversification

    Moss Peteral - Farm Diversification

    Moss Peteral Farm has diversified by getting involved in care farming. The farm business has installed a wood fired boiler and central heating system that has enabled suitable accommodation, meaningful work opportunities and respite care to be offered to vulnerable adults with social and care needs. The farm can accommodate two people at a time, with the length of stay dependin...

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  • Home Grown Protein Crops

    Home Grown Protein Crops

    The overall aim of this research project is to explore the economic, environmental and ethical performance of a group of upland stock farms in Coquetdale, through the trial growing and use of appropriate legume based forage crops over a two-year period. The trial involved planting plots of a farm specific legume forage mix and comparing them with existing hay meadows. Forage gr...

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  • Northumberland Young Firefighters

    Northumberland Young Firefighters

    This project supported the Fire Service’s Northumberland Young Firefighters Association to establish three new branches in rural Northumberland based around fire stations in Rothbury, Wooler and Haltwhistle. Each cadet branch is supported by two retained Firefighters who live and work locally and two trained young volunteers and involve young people in decision making and...

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  • Opening Doors Community Project

    Opening Doors Community Project

    The Opening Doors project has completed the capital development of a new community room and employed a part-time Community Coordinator to develop the use of the Community Room and identify and facilitate new projects and services as requested by the local community. A part-time Youth Worker is also providing an outreach service to the children and young people of Longframlingto...

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  • Humshaugh Community Shop

    Humshaugh Community Shop

    The villages of Humshaugh and Wall came together to protect their valuable village shop from closure. Facing a real prospect of the final shop in their community closing, local people formed a committee and purchased the lease and took on the day to day management of the shop. The shop is really important in terms of basic rural service provision so the community got on and did...

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  • Flodden Eco Museum

    Flodden Eco Museum

    England’s first Eco Museum - a museum without walls – was developed by a group of organisations and individuals from the private, voluntary and public sectors. The idea behind Flodden Eco Museum is to allow communities, projects, locations and events to retain their individual ownership but to be linked through a single brand, in this case the Battle of Flodden and ...

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  • Kielder Observatory Development Project

    Kielder Observatory Development Project

    Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society wanted to increase the ability of the general public to visit the Observatory. A much broader public access programme has been established by this project allowing many more astronomy sessions to be held. As a result the project is now self sufficient, generating its own funds through increased numbers of paid visits by the public which ...

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  • Young Enterprise Leader Project (YELP)

    Young Enterprise Leader Project (YELP)

    This project supported the work of NULAGs Youth Animation Project. The project provided young people with an opportunity to gain enterprise skills through a series of training and business open days. It also offered the chance to rake part in training aimed at increasing the involvement of young people in work environments. A change maker was also recruited in this project to e...

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  • Kirkhale Play Area

    Kirkhale Play Area

    Kirkharle Creative is a community interest group made up of businesses based at Kirkharle Courtyard. Famous as the birthplace of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the Creative wanted to expand Kirkharle’s offer by appealing to families with young children, and has created a children’s play area that draws upon the history of the site as part of its inspiratio...

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  • Automatic Wildfire Detection System

    Automatic Wildfire Detection System

    This project is highly innovative and unique across the UK in managing wildfires. NULAG has supported the purchase and installation of optical and infra-red cameras that are capable of detecting when fires break out in remote areas of Northumberland National Park. The cameras transmit a signal to a computer containing special software that acts as an early warning system. This ...

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NULAG uses a bottom-up community led approach to deliver funds from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). RDPE is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union. NULAG is supported by Northumberland County Council as Accountable Body and by Northumberland National Park Authority

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