We help people to get further by working together

The Millin Charity has helped thousands of local people facing significant challenges, experiencing isolation or simply running out of options and not sure where to go next. By providing access to a support network of peers and services in the local community each person is able to find the help that best suits their own needs; through working together they have become socially and economically empowered, and able to make a much more active contribution to the local community.

Community-based support that makes a difference

Enterprise Training

A unique programme of enterprise-based accredited training, workshops and support for women to explore the potential of self-employment.

Local Credit Union

Volunteer-run MoneyWise credit union branch every Thursday from 10.30 to 11.30 am at our centre at The Beacon in the West End of Newcastle.

Trading Collective

An innovative project led by local women who volunteer their time in return for training, qualifications and real enterprise experience.

Trading Experiences

Community markets and pop-up trading stalls that give local women the chance to try out selling the products they have made at home.

Enterprise Grants

Fundraising and distribution of small enterprise grants to reduce the financial risk that can get in the way of women starting to trade.

Local Projects

Projects that help families in the West End of Newcastle to access the services they need and that improve the local community.

Please VOTE to give unemployed women #AChanceToTrade …

Please VOTE to give unemployed women #AChanceToTrade …

We have entered a competition with Aviva's Community Fund and our project is now through the first stage! The projects that now receive the most public votes by 21st November are in with a chance of winning up to £10,000 to make the project happen. Please vote for...

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#AChanceToTrade for local women

#AChanceToTrade for local women

At The Millin Charity we have a real passion for helping women who are unemployed, and not really sure how to move forward, to discover enterprise as a route to learning new skills as well as also, possibly, as a way to become financially independent through...

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Inspiring local women | Fadia’s story

Inspiring local women | Fadia’s story

Fadia was unemployed but had an ambition – she dreamed of starting her own African catering business to become self-employed and make money for herself and her young family. Fadia's journey started when she started to volunteer as a cook at her local church, and then...

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