Would you like to be part of Cygnus Support?

Cygnus Support is on a journey and we have a number of exciting projects happening across Northumberland. We have been successful in attracting three years funding from the Big Lottery Fund to deliver these projects. We also support victims of crime (including domestic abuse) with financial support from the Police and Crime Commissioner.

We have funding for other projects including the Bridge Project (Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund), counselling to prevent homelessness (Northumberland County Council)  and Fresh Ideas to help us set up a commercial arm to enable us to become financially sustainable in the future.

We have a committed Board of Trustees but we need to appoint more trustees to help us deliver our strategy for the future.  We are particularly interested in recruiting trustees with experience in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Legal
  • PR & Communications
  • Marketing
  • IT
  • Social Media
  • Fundraising

Even if your experience is not in one of these areas we would still like to hear from you.

The Board meets every six weeks and there is an expectation that each trustee will also sit on one of our sub-committees.  Travelling expenses are paid but there is no remuneration for trustees. 

If you would like to learn more about Cygnus Support or what it is like to be a trustee then please contact Jill Scarr, Chair on 07764 996571. 

Application forms are available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,  01670 853977, or write to Cygnus Support, 1 Council Road, Ashington, NE63 8RZ