Solid Foundations


We are pleased to announce that we are part of the exciting new Solid Foundations programme!


What is Solid Foundations?

Solid Foundations is delivered by a not-for-profit partnership of six voluntary community organisations and is in partnership with, and funded by, North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA). Click on the links below to learn more about each of the partners:

What can Solid Foundations do for me? 

The Solid Foundations programme will provide one-to-one support to help economically inactive people in Northumberland overcome barriers to work, such as lack of basic skills or health problems. Our support covers the whole of Northumberland.
Here at Cygnus Support, we will be providing the counselling and coaching support elements for beneficiaries as part of a holistic joined up offer. This project will be targeting people who are more distanced from the labour market – and our counselling offer will be able to provide 8-15 sessions per client dependent on need, as well as counselling/coaching transition support once beneficiaries have moved on to positive outcomes such as employment, training, volunteering, etc.
For more information and to refer into the service, please visit the Solid Foundations Website by clicking the button below.





How is the project funded?

This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund with the North of Tyne Combined Authority as the lead  authority.


The North of Tyne Combined Authority is a partnership of three local authorities: Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council, and Northumberland County Council and the North of Tyne Elected Mayor. 

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, please visit the UK Government's Website.