We help women work towards their goals

We help women become financially independent

We help women grow their skills & confidence

Our projects aim to make a real difference to the lives of women in Newcastle and Gateshead.

The Millin Charity provide holistic support services for the women we work with. We help women set up their own businesses, gain employability skills, access training and be part of a supportive community of women working towards financial independence. Through engaging with The Millin Charity, women gain the confidence and skills to not only achieve their goals but to improve their well-being, their connections and their opportunities.

Have you dreamed of starting your own business?

Do you have a business idea that you’d like to explore? Or are you in the early stages of setting up a business? Local Women Local Enterprise can provide you with advice, guidance & practical workshops to help you get started.

Learn new skills, grow your confidence

Our Steps Together project helps you gain new skills and grow your confidence. Whether you’re looking to move towards employment or start your own business, we help you work towards your goals and gain the skills you need.

Business Advice & Guidance

With more than a decade experience working with women in the North East, we can support you in setting up and establishing your business. Our team of local women have practical experience across many areas of business, providing you with all the advice and guidance you need.

How can we help?

Right now we can support women based in Newcastle or Gateshead. To learn more about our current projects and how we can help click on the city you live in. If you’re not based in Newcastle or Gateshead, please fill in our contact form and we’ll let you know of any new projects in your area.

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Need to talk?

We’re here to support local women, and we never turn anyone away. There’s always someone at The Millin Charity to talk to when you need it most. We know that Covid-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty into our lives, and we’re still here to offer advice and guidance whenever you need it.

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Empowering Communities, Creating Opportunities

B Collective empowers local communities by providing access to support and training for women who are facing significant challenges. As part of this project we have created a range of ethically made products, inspired by the women we support, and helps to fund our projects.

Latest News

‘Your Enterprise’ – A Brand New Programme in partnership with Newcastle University

We are thrilled to announce that we are working in partnership with Newcastle University to run a brand New Programme, 'Your Enterprise’.   This programme has been designed to support local women who have already started trading or are running their own businesses to...

Local Women Local Enterprise in Gateshead Course Newsletter: April 2021

Are you a Woman Based in Gateshead and Looking for Support to Develop your Own Business Idea? Through our Local Women Local Enterprise in Gateshead Project, we provides specialist enterprise support for women to enable them to take their next steps. Our programme of...

VIRTUAL FESTIVE MARKET

          Support Local Women Led Businesses this Christmas! Exciting news!!! We are hosting a Virtual Festive Market on Saturday 5th December where you can shop amazing products from the local women that The Millin Charity supports. We will...

LOCAL WOMEN LOCAL ENTERPRISE IN GATESHEAD

Exciting news! We are thrilled to announce that Local Women Local Enterprise will be launching a brand new programme of specialist enterprise support for women in Gateshead. This project is funded by European Structural & Investment Funds.Through this project,...

STEPS TOGETHER: AN EXCITING NEW PROJECT FOR UNEMPLOYED WOMEN IN NEWCASTLE

Are you unemployed and looking for support to take the steps you need to move forward? Steps Together is our exciting new project providing a range of support services that will help you to explore your opportunities, learn new skills, increase your confidence, meet...

A NOTE FROM OUR BUSINESS ADVISOR – 15/7/2020

WORKING ON YOUR BUSINESS A NOTE FROM OUR BUSINESS ADVISOR: JANET CRESSWELL This week I want to discuss what makes an entrepreneur, and what do successful business women have in common. WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS? It's not easy to be successful in business, and...

SPECIALIST ENTERPRISE SUPPORT FOR WOMEN THROUGH THE NET CORONAVIRUS APPEAL FUND

The Millin Charity is thrilled to have received funds from the NET Coronavirus Appeal Fund at the Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Community Foundation to support local women whose businesses or start-ups have been affected or disrupted by Covid-19. This programme...

A NOTE FROM OUR BUSINESS ADVISOR – 17/6/2020

WORKING ON YOUR BUSINESS A NOTE FROM OUR BUSINESS ADVISOR: JANET CRESSWELL If you’ve been to any business networking meetings, you may have come across the phrases ‘Think outside the box’ and ‘Blue Sky Thinking’, when people are trying to come up with good business...

A NOTE FROM OUR BUSINESS ADVISOR – 27/5/2020

This week I want to talk about connections and impact. As many of you are in the process of setting up your business, or have new businesses, you will know that The Millin Charity promotes plans. Business Plans in particular are essential tools to help you understand...

A NOTE FROM OUR BUSINESS ADVISOR – 13/5/2020

Today I'm going to ask you to think about risk. We face risk in everything we do. In our personal lives, at work as well as when running a business. Having a risk strategy can help you move your business forward in a way that feels comfortable to you. We all have...

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