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.


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


 The Millin Charity has opportunities for female sessional tutors to support the delivery of training courses & workshops (accredited & non-accredited) to women from the local communities in Newcastle and Gateshead. We are looking for tutors who are available...

Exciting news! We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we will be going ahead with our Millin Charity Festive Pop-up Market at The Grainger market this year!

The Millin Charity will be holding it's Annual Festive Market at The Grainger Market on Friday 3rd December 2021 10.00am-2.30pm. We will have a variety of stalls held by enterprising local women who will be selling a fantastic range of unique handmade crafts and food...

Local Women Local Enterprise launches a brand new Women’s Enterprise Hub in Gateshead!

Local Women Local Enterprise launches a brand new Women's Enterprise Hub in Gateshead!   Local Women Local Enterprise provides specialist enterprise support for women in Gateshead, funded through grants from the European Structural & Investment Funds. We are...

Our September 2021 Course Newsletter is here!!

Our September 2021 Course Newsletter is here!!   We are thrilled to be launching a new programme for women in Newcastle & Gateshead this autumn with some face-to-face courses & services resuming. Online appointments & courses will still be available....

‘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...


          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...


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,...


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...


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...

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