News & Opportunities

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2020 has been an unusual year to say the least, but we have been overwhelmed by the fantastic support we have received by our local community.  We would like to say a special thanks to Ian a Blueline Taxis and all of the team at J.R. Holland, who have been amazing throughout a very difficult time.  To all of our groups, all of the organisations that have supported us, and all of our fantastic community, ‘THANK YOU!’, we really could not have done 2020 without you and your support.  From all of the Team at BYCC, Merry Christmas and we can’t wait to see you all in the new Year!

National Lottery funding!

We have been fortunate enough to have been awarded funding from the national lottery community foundation to support us with the work we do supporting the local community during this unprecedented time...

Suicide prevention grant!

We were lucky enough to gain funding from the suicide prevention team to get our garden/horticultural area ready for the delivery of a community garden project…


Blaydon Youth and Community Centre became one of our favoured venues during the first lockdown. As a training provider, we could continue to deliver our courses as they are educational and essential. Unfortunately, a lot of the venues we were already using had closed. On the search for more venues, we started contact with Susan Forster (Business Administrator) from Blaydon. She was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. Susan and the staff took great care of our delegates and trainer. The venue was always clean and Covid-19 secure, which was vital as a main concern for our delegates. Our trainers have had nothing but excellent feedback post training here and I cannot thank Susan and the team enough for all their hard work and support.

Due to our excellent experiences and the rapport built, we have decided to continue using this venue in 2021. We would highly recommend.

Thank you for taking good care of us. We really do look forward to working with you in 2021. Massive thank you to Susan for all her support.


We were extremely happy with the booking process; staff could not be more helpful. I wish all venues were as well kept and looked after us as well.

Due to Covid-19, it is very limited to what can be done but it was first rate. Everything I needed was to hand and Sue was on hand if we needed anything else.

The Centre facilities were very clean.

The venue is ideal for what we do, and staff go out of their way to help, the venue has sufficient parking and is very easy to find.


The booking process was easy to do and the staff were always extremely helpful in supporting any of our needs for the rooms we required. The staff were always very welcoming and extremely helpful. Refreshments were available but we did not use these facilities. The Sports Hall is a great space for leading sport sessions.

All the facilities were clean and well maintained. It was great to use a local facility to support our children with their PE lessons.

The children all thoroughly enjoyed their visits to the Sports Hall, and I would highly recommend the Centre for anyone looking to lead sports related activities to children.