19th January 2017 E-zine


CVA Blyth Valley - Room for Hire
What’s on in Blyth, Cramlington, Seaton Valley
WATBike / WATBus – various
Children North East – Blyth Youth Link - Youth Link Volunteer Mentoring Opportunity
Northumberland Day - The very first 'Northumberland Day' Sunday 28th May 2017
Art Stop - Seaton Valley teens jazz up local bus stops
NEPACS – vacancies


Esh Communities
Baring Foundation
Sport England
Comic Relief
The Northern Powergrid Community Energy Seed Fund
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
Co-op Local Community Fund

CVA Blyth Valley - contact details, opening hours and standing item


CVA Blyth Valley

Room for Hire
We have a small office for hire in our premises in Beaconsfield Street, Blyth

The hire of the room includes heating, lighting and electricity.  Tenants would also have full use of our kitchen facilities, disabled access toilets and communal areas.

Interested parties should contact Thom Bradley at CVABV on 01670 353623 / thom.bradley@cvabv.org.uk


What’s on in Blyth, Cramlington & Seaton Valley 

To view what’s on in Blyth, Cramlington and Seaton Valley please click here.

Seaton Sluice Community Centre
Please see attached for events happening at the centre from November 2016 to January 2017.

New Hartley Memorial Hall  -  Carpet Bowls
If you are interested in carpet bowls pop along to the New Hartley Memorial Hall. Every Friday afternoon from 1:00 pm – 3:00pm

Cramlington Community Arts Project - First Monday of the Month artmaking sessions with professional artists. 10am - 12noon at Cramlington Village Community Centre, East Farm Terrace, Cramlington, NE23 1DT.

New Hartley Community Centre  - From 31st December 2016 Clive Raper has retired as Chairman of the Community Association and Eileen as booking secretary.  From 1st January 2017 all bookings and correspondence can be made through Mrs Christine Barrell, Meadow View, Mountford Road, New Hartley, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE25 0TB, Tel: 01912375859   email: barrel_family@talktalk.net

East Cramlington and Seaton Valley Conservation Volunteers -  Wednesday 22nd  February 2017 (half-term), we are holding a morning for people especially children to make bird boxes and show them how some items that normally go into the waste bin can be used to make feeding stations for the birds.  Contact David Athey at: daveathey49@gmail.com

Azure Charitable Enterprise – Azure hold regular Disco nights at East Hartford Pub, East Hartford, Cramlington from 7 – 10 pm, cost: £3 see attached for 2017 dates.


WATBike / WATBus

WATBusSunday 22nd January, from Blyth at 9am, Easy coastal run up to Amble for a cuppa and back via an inland route. About 30+ miles.  Colin 07918 075187

Winter bike servicing - do you need your bike serviced ready for the winter? We have six qualified and experienced bike mechanics in our workshop who can give your bike a full service at very reasonable costs.  Colin 07918 075187.


Children North East – Blyth Youth Link

Children North East  Youth Link Volunteer Mentoring Opportunity
  Young people today don’t always get the kind of help they need to overcome
  their difficulties.  They need someone who still knows how it feels to be

Are you aged 18 to 25?
Are you looking for a new challenge or a career change?
Would you like to help young people?
Could you spare 2–3 hours per week?
Can you travel to South East Northumberland easily?

Then come and join us.  More….


Northumberland Day

Northumberland Day, a county-wide celebration of everything Northumberland, was launched in October 2016. Northumberland Day will be a celebration of everything that Northumberland stands for and its culture, history, food and drink, landscape, language, arts and crafts, sport and much more. 

The very first 'Northumberland Day' will take place on Sunday 28th May 2017, with celebrations and events taking place on the day as well as in the week before and after (including May half term).

For further information or for a free event listing visit www.visitnorthumberland.com/addevent or contact Jane Hunt on NDay@catapultpr.co.uk.



Art Stop

Seaton Valley teens jazz up local bus stops
Young people in Seaton Valley are sprucing up their area with a unique art project.

Art Stop, run by the Seaton Valley Community Partnership and Northumberland Youth Service. ‘Art Stop’ will transform local bus stops into miniature galleries, producing visual art installations in seven bus stops across Seaton Valley in the run up to Christmas. 

Sessions will be taking place throughout December for people to drop in and get involved and tell their stories. To find out how you can get involved contact Emma Rudd on 0191 2371505 or email Emma.Rudd@northumberland.gov.uk



Nepacs is a North East Charity which provides support and services to families and friends of prisoners at HMP Northumberland.

Pleased find attached two posts which they are currently advertising. 

Play Facilitator 

Prison Based Family Support Assistant




Esh Communities 

ESH Added ValueEsh Communities was set up in 2012 to distribute Esh’s Charitable Trust grant support fairly and equally across our operating regions. Since its formation the Esh Charitable Trust has granted over £140,000 to good causes improving the lives thousands of people.

We accepts grant applications from any community group, charitable organisation or social enterprise which can demonstrate the aptitude and ability to make a real difference to their service users.

Applicants complete a simple online application for a grant of between £50 and £1000. If successful the first half of the funding is issued by cheque and the second half when a member of Esh Group staff visits. (It’s not going to be 4 months this year between issuing the cheque and the visit).  All visits are carried out by a local Esh Group employee allowing us to learn more about people and issues in the areas we work.  More at:



Baring Foundation

 Baring FoundationVoluntary Sector Programme   
  The Baring Foundation has announced that its Support for the
  Voluntary Sector programme has re-opened for applications. 

For 2016, the programme focuses on the use of the law and human rights by the voluntary sector. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to voluntary organisations for training, education and capacity building in using the law and human rights based approaches in order to achieve their objectives. 

Funding is available through two separate funds. These are: 

Organisations will be expected to demonstrate innovative approaches to using these tools and evidence of how they will collaborate to support a shared agenda.   

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 23rd January 2017.  More info at:



Sport England

Sport EnglandBefore you consider applying for a grant, you need to be sure that your organisation and your project are suitable for funding.

The information below will give you some more information about the kind of organisations and projects we want to support. If you have any queries then you can always call us on 0345 8508 508 or email funding@sportengland.org

Small Grants can fund formally constituted not-for-profit organisations and statutory bodies. This might include sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools or governing bodies of sport.

We will not fund an individual, sole trader or partnership, organisations established to make profit or organisations not established in the UK.

More info at:  https://www.sportengland.org/funding/small-grants/


Comic Relief

Comic Relief  Levelling the Field, UK
  Funding available  -  This is a £1 million initiative funded by Comic Relief and the 
  Treasury to support projects in the UK. Applications are welcome for a minimum of
  £30,000 and a maximum of £250,000, over a period of between 12 and 36 months.

 We are encouraging a variety of different types of projects. This could be a pilot for an innovative piece of work or the continued development of a proven piece of work. Funding is available for project delivery, research, or for a campaign.



The Northern Powergrid Community Energy Seed Fund

A funding opportunity is open to community energy projects based in the North East of England, Yorkshire and Humber and parts of north Lincolnshire.  Applications must be made via the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Grants are available from £1,000 to £10,000 for community energy projects that have a focus on:

Closing date: 6 February 2017

Contact person: Nils Stronach, Senior Programme Advisor

Guidelines: Northern Powergrid Community Energy Seed Fund

Apply online:  Click here



Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation  The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation gives grants for running costs or one-off 
  capital costs to charities and not-for-profit organisations in accordance with
  criteria that are regularly reviewed and decided by the Trustees.

The Trustees reviewed its grants policy and decided to concentrate on projects addressing Rural Issues and Urban Deprivation.

More info at: http://trusthousecharitablefoundation.org.uk/grants/


Co-op Local Community Fund

Co-op Membership Community Fund  The Co-op Local Community Fund is our way of giving back to
  our members and their communities.

Co-op members get 1% of everything they spend on Co-op products to give to a local cause that matters to them.

You can now apply to be one of these causes for the next round of funding, running from March to September 2017.

Co-op Local Community Fund


CVA Blyth Valley

Contact Details

22 Beaconsfield Street, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 2DP
Tel: 01670 353623  / Email:  info@cvabv.org.uk  /  Website:  www.cvabv.org.uk
Registered Company No: 5860971  /  Registered Charity No: 1116430

Thom Bradley, Chief Executive Officer: thom.bradley@cvabv.org.uk
Pauline Blake, Capacity Building Officer:  pauline.blake@cvabv.org.uk
Sybil Pattie, Administrator:  sybil.pattie@cvabv.org.uk
Gina Robson, Capacity Building Officer:  gina.robson@cvabv.org.uk
Jill Oxnard, Capacity Building Officer:  jill.oxnard@cvabv.org.uk

Opening Hours

Office Opening Hours:   Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Room for Hire / Resources

CVA Blyth Valley has a downstairs small meeting / training room for hire.  The room is fully accessible, holds 8 people comfortably around a boardroom–style table, and includes the use of a whiteboard, projector, screen, OHP and Wi-Fi availability.

Cost is £5 per hour  /  £15 per half day  /  £25 full day  (refreshments will be extra)

To book and check availability please contact CVABV on 01670 353623 or email: info@cvabv.org.uk

Resources (charges apply – please enquire!)

CVA Blyth Valley is supported by Blyth and Cramlington Town Councils as well as local trust funders.

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