16th February 2017 E-zine


CVA Blyth Valley - Room for Hire
What’s on in Blyth, Cramlington, Seaton Valley
Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum – Vacancies
WATBike / WATBus – various
Your Big C and Me – Youth work volunteers required
Children North East – Blyth Youth Link - Youth Link Volunteer Mentoring Opportunity
Woodhorn Charitable Trust - Work and Play: A Community Art Project
Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland – Deputy Treasurer required
Age UK Northumberland - Vacancy


Newcastle Building Society
Coalfields Regeneration Trust
The National Churches Trust
Northumberland County Council

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

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

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.


Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum – Vacancies

Youth work vacancies in the Newsham area of Blyth
Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum is a Blyth based youth charity and following a successful application to Children In Need are able to offer a number of youth work positions.

We are looking for a Leader in Charge worker, to work closely with the Trustees of the organisation to enhance and develop the objectives of the organisation. Additionally we are also looking for centre based and detached workers.  More …


WATBike / WATBus

WATBusComing up this week:
Sunday 19th, 9am at Cobalt. Sunday samosa ride via Brighton Grove, across the Tyne and a cuppa at the Staith’s café in Dunston, then back over the Tyne and Cobalt, a jolly ride out about 35 miles.

The first two day ride of the year is on 25-26th March ~ Lindisfarne. Starting in Coldstream, riding along Tweed Valley and North Northumberland, and crossing to Holy Island. Overnight stay in the lovely Lindisfarne Hotel at Beal. Day two riding inland via Wooler then further south. Transport and full support, twin ensuite rooms, includes dinner, bed and breakfast for £110 pp. Let me know if you fancy it.

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.

Over 65 people turned up for our annual bash at Earsdon. Big thanks to all involved in the evening, and well done to the award winners, Graham, Peter and Louise. For those who couldn't make it see this link to Youtube for the 2016 photo montage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3v5lKbuyd4


Your Big C and Me

Youth Workers Required
Voluntary Youth Workers required ASAP to work with children aged 9-16 whom have been indirectly affected by Cancer. At ‘Your Big C and Me’ whose aims are to support children indirectly affected by Cancer.

We believe due to the lack of current provisions that many children will feel unsupported and isolated due to an indirect Cancer diagnosis.  More …


Children North East – Blyth Youth Link

Children North EastYouth 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 young........

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….


Woodhorn Charitable Trust

Work and Play – A Community Art Project
Please find attached a flyer for forthcoming workshops in the Hirst Welfare Centre, Ashington.

Woodhorn Charitable Trust is an independent charity which manages Woodhorn as a museum and visitor attraction and the home of the Northumberland Archives.  The Trust also manages Berwick Record Office, Berwick Museum & Art Gallery, Hexham Old Gaol & Moothall, Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum and delivers heritage, arts and cultural education and outreach work with people throughout Northumberland and online.


Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland

Are you good with figures?
Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN) is looking for a women to join as Deputy Treasurer to the Board of Trustees.

We are a feminist organisation.  We work to end victim blaming and rape culture which enables sexual violence to take place and go unpunished.   We also provide vital services for women who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. 

We are looking a woman who has some experience of financial management who is interested in being trained to become the organisation’s Treasurer. 
 You will assist the Treasurer to:
•    Maintain an overview of the organisation's financial affairs.
•    Ensure RCTN’s financial viability.
•    Ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.

This is a voluntary post.  To download a role description and details of the organisation click the blue button below.
Tel: 0191 222 0272         Email: enquiries@rctn.org.uk

More info at: http://www.rctn.org.uk/how-you-can-help-us/volunteering/deputy-treasurer/


Age UK Northumberland - Vacancy

Age UK NorthumberlandInformation and Advice Coordinator


Salary: £25k
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)
Closing date: Wednesday, 22 February, 2017, 17:30

The successful candidate will provide an efficient and comprehensive information, signposting and advice service to older people and their representatives. A knowledge of Welfare Benefits and current legislation around the provision of benefits is essential. The service will be developed in accordance with the national Age UK quality standards for the provision of information and advice.  Supervision of volunteers and staff is needed to provide support an effective service delivery.

Experience of working in the voluntary sector or with older people would be advantageous. You must be able to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service. This post will be based at The Roundhouse, Ashington and the successful candidate may be expected to travel throughout Northumberland visiting clients and promoting the service, therefore access to a car and a full driving licence is essential

This is a full time permanent post.

Closing Date: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Interviews to take place Monday 27th February 2017

To request an application pack please contact the Human Resources department on 01670 784808.

For an informal discussion contact: Deborah Lowden Service Development Manager; tel 01670 784800 or email deborah.lowden@ageuk-northumberland.org.uk


Other Vacancies

Voices Northumberland

Escape Family Support




Newcastle Building Society

Newcastle Building SocietyNew initiative from Newcastle Building Society has been launched for local charities/community groups.  Local charities/community groups are being invited to apply for a grant to fund a specific project/initiative.

In order to make an application for funding, your charity or community group must meet the following criteria:

Anyone requiring further information, should contact the Cramlington branch team on  

01670 735813 or email kelly.beattie@newcastle.co.uk


Coalfields Regeneration Trust

Coalfields Regeneration Trust LogoThe Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them.

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. The fund is open to projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference in addressing the following themes:

Skills: Growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities
Employment: Developing pathways to increase the number of people in work

Health: Supporting projects that increase participation in activities/services that improve the health and wellbeing of people in former coalfield communities.

Our offer is now live and all the information on registering an enquiry relating to a project is on the following page:


Please read all the information and the guidance notes carefully before deciding whether to complete the Eligibility Survey.


The National Churches Trust

Community Grants Programme
The National Churches Trust has announced that its 2017 Community Grants programme is open for applications.  The Grants Programme provides grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 for projects which introduce facilities to enable increased community use of places of worship. They prioritise projects that include toilets and catering facilities Projects must:

The deadline for applications is the 27 February 2017. 

More info at: http://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/our-grants/community-grants


Northumberland County Council

NCC logoCommunity Chest 2016 - 17

A small amount of underspend is available in the Community Chest for groups in the South Committee Area.

South Committee Area only: Round 4 of the community chest scheme is now open. It will run until 5pm, Tuesday 28th February.

Projects must benefit the communities in the following council wards:

Amble, Ashington Central, Bedlington Central, Bedlington East, Bedlington West, Bothal, Choppington, College, Cowpen, Cramlington East, Cramlington Eastfield, Cramlington North, Cramlington South East, Cramlington Village, Cramlington West, Croft, Druridge, Hartley, Haydon, Hirst, Holywell, Isabella, Kitty Brewster, Lynemouth, Newsham, Plessey, Seaton with Newbiggin West, Seghill with Seaton Delaval, Sleekburn, South Blyth, Stakeford, Wensleydale

Application forms and guidance notes are available on the NCC Website or email communitychest@northumberland.gov.uk for details.


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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