The Haltwhistle Partnership is a partnership of local people, many of whom represent local organisations or groups. It is a development trust, a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. It was established in 1993 and is governed by a board of 14 trustees who oversee the strategic direction of the organisation. Over the years it has built strong links with many organisations within the town, county and region.

The Partnership exists to benefit local people. It serves as a local activist - lobbying for town infrastructure and investment, as well as delivering and driving projects of its own. It operates a one stop shop, Westbourne House, where a range of community services are offered including a free legal clinic, internet access and advice and guidance for residents.