16th March 2017 E-zine


CVA Blyth Valley - Room for Hire
What's on in Blyth, Cramlington and Seaton Valley
WATBike / WATBus - various
New Hartley Memorial Hall - Hartley pit disaster
Children North East - Blyth Youth Link - Youth Link Volunteer Mentoring Opportunity
Voices Northumberland - Safeguarding Training
Carers Northumberland - Vacancy


The Hilden Charitable Fund
Hadrian Trust
Foyle Foundation

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.

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

WATBusBike maintenance training - Saturday 18th March, 9am until 1pm, at the workshop in Ashington, Learn how to look after and maintain your bike, covers punctures, lubrication, brakes and gears. Only 25 including refreshments. Booking essential, couple of places left.

Sunday 19th March, 9am from Blyth, steady Sunday circular over 30 miles taking in Stannington, Morpeth for a cuppa, Pegswood and Ashington.

List of rides for March:


Workshop bike services: we are launching a scheme where we can offer you a good quality courtesy bike whilst your bike is in for service, so you can keep your mileage up and still get around.  Colin 07918 075187.


New Hartley Memorial Hall

The Queen has sent a letter out of respect for the 204 killed in the Hartley Pit disaster.

As part of our commemorations, we are putting on a performance of Mr Corvan's Music Hall at New Hartley Memorial Hall on Monday, May 29 at 7.30pm. This will be a top-notch professional show that is also visiting Whitley Bay Playhouse, Durham Gala theatre, Berwick Maltings, The Sage and other top regional venues on the tour.

We are offering 100 complimentary tickets to ex-miners and their wives. If you know of any ex-miners and ex-miners wives please let them know. The only thing they will be expected to pay for is 3 for a tour programme.  

These tickets are not transferable and strictly limited to 100; they will be issued on a first-come basis. Please tell anyone interested to email me on ed.waugh@blueyonder.co.uk or telephone me on 0191 4247788. The people wanting tickets will also be required to leave the name of the pit they worked at and dates.

The remaining 60 or so tickets are now available to the general public via (0191) 4247788 and cost 15.


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...


Voices Northumberland

Voices Northumberland  Safeguarding Training
  Our full training programme for the financial year 2017-2018 has now been

Please view attached timetable for dates/times & venues for the following safeguarding training courses:

● Introduction to safeguarding children
● An awareness of safeguarding adults and children
● Designated Person in the VCS training
● Safeguarding for Trustees
● Safe recruitment
● Staying safe online
● Refresher training - Introduction to safeguarding children
● Refresher training - An awareness of safeguarding adults and children


Carers Northumberland - Vacancy

Carers Northumberland  Key Support Worker - 30 hours per week

  Salary: 25,694 (pro-rata)
  Contract Type Permanent
Hours: Full time
Closing date: Friday 24 March 2017 - 17:00
Location: Northumberland
Reg. Charity No. 1122972 

Carers Northumberland are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join our team supporting carers across Northumberland.  Some knowledge and understanding of carer issues is preferable for the post, which may involve occasional out of hours work and travel countywide.

(Ref: CNJ18) Key Support Worker (30hpw 20,833 actual salary)

To deliver holistic, needs-led, key support to unpaid carers across Northumberland. The post will involve working in a person-centred way to support family and friend carers to maintain balance in their own life. The post will be based in Ashington. 

Applicants should have a good standard of education, have experience of supporting people through assessment and action planning, be comfortable using IT, organised, able to work on their own initiative and have excellent communication and listening skills. 

For an application pack, leave your details and the reference number of the post you are interested in, on 01670 320018, or by email at recruitment@carersnorthumberland.org.uk

Completed applications should be returned by 5.00 pm, Friday 24 March 2017. Interviews are planned for early April.




The Hilden Charitable Fund

Summer Play Schemes
The Fund has allocated a small budget to help community groups run summer play schemes for disadvantaged communities.  Some priority will be given to projects which show they are inclusive of children from refugee families, and show BME involvement.  

Applications are accepted from voluntary agencies with an income of less than 150,000.  Deadline: 24th May 2017

You can read further about this funding and how to apply at:



Hadrian Trust

Hadrian Trust logoGrants are available to help social welfare and charitable organisations working to improve the lives of people in the North East of England. Grants are normally between 500 and 2,000. 

Applications are considered for running costs, project costs, part salaries and basic equipment under the following headings:

More at Hadrian Trust.  Deadline for applications is 22nd March 2017 for their 10th April meeting.


Foyle Foundation

Foyle Foundation  Small Grants Scheme

Our Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.  Please note we are not able to support individuals.

Applications are welcomed from charities that have an annual turnover of less than 100,000 per annum.

Larger or national charities will normally not be considered under this scheme. Nor will the Scheme generally support charities that are able consistently to generate operational surpluses or which have built up considerable unrestricted reserves.  More at: http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/small-grants-scheme/


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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