8th June 2017 E-zine


CVA Blyth Valley - Room for Hire
CVA Blyth Valley - Training, First Aid and Health & Safety
What’s on in Blyth, Cramlington and Seaton Valley
Headway Arts – Creative Cafe
WATBike / WATBus – various
Children North East – Blyth Youth Link - Volunteer Mentoring Opportunity


Sir James Knott Trust
Sport England
Community Foundation - The 1989 Willan Charitable Trust
W H Smith Community Grants

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


CVA Blyth Valley

Community & Voluntary Action Blyth ValleyRoom 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


CVA Blyth Valley - Training

FREE Accredited Training
CVABV are able to offer FREE training in the following topics:

Emergency First Aid in the Workplace Level 2

Venue:                       Newsham Pavilion (address below)
Day/Time:                  Tuesday 11th July 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (full day course)
Facilitator:                  Trainer from Priory Training

Health & Safety Awareness

Venue:                       Newsham Pavilion (address below)
Day/Time:                  Wednesday 5th July 2017, 10:00am – 3:30 pm (full day course)
Facilitator:                  Jill Stevens - Be Inspired To

Both courses will be held at:  Newsham Pavilion, Miners Welfare Park, Beatrice Avenue, Newsham, NE24 4BP.  Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.

If anyone is interested in attending either (or both) of these courses please contact CVA Blyth Valley on 01670 353623 or email: info@cvabv.org.uk

BOOK NOW – only 12 places available.


What’s on in Blyth, Cramlington & Seaton Valley 

To 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

Seaton Sluice Community Centre
Please see attached for events happening at the centre from April to July 2017.

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 the Nelson Club, Nelson village, Cramlington from 7 – 10 pm, cost: £3 see attached for 2017 dates.


Headway Arts

HeadwayCreative Cafe at Headway ArtSpace
Join us for free skills workshops in calligraphy (with Tim Sokell), wet felting (with Rebecca De'Wessington) and paper cutting (with Lady Kitt), Saturday 10th June 10am-12.00pm.

There's no experience necessary - you could be a complete beginner looking to learn something new or an experienced creative looking to network with like-minded folk.

Come along and enjoy doing something fun & creative! Or pop down for a cuppa and a chat! 

Book your place to avoid disappointment: Headway Arts admin@headwayarts.co.uk


WATBike / WATBus

WATBusExtra ride on Saturday, 9am at Cobalt. Bus up to Alnwick and ride back via Shilbottle, Guyzance, and Hepscott for lunch, about 45 miles with a few cheeky hills thrown in. This is part of the training programme for the Head and Neck Cancer 100 mile charity ride. There are a few places left for this ride on Saturday, let me know if you fancy it.

We are having to postpone the night ride to a later date, but will be doing an easy 35 mile circular from Cobalt on Sunday, usual time and place at 9am.

June ride list is available on our website. It’s a mixed bag as we have a lot of other commitments during the month - it's always very busy time of the year.

June two day ride
We now have a space available for our next two day ride on 24-25th June.  Carlisle to Penrith the long way round. This two-day ride take us from Carlisle to Whitehaven on day 1 using Hadrian’s Cycleway and the C2C cycle route. On day 2 we ride to Cockermouth and Hesket Newmarket, Greystoke, rejoining the C2C to finish in Penrith.  Cost is £115 which includes transport, full support, and dinner, bed and breakfast at Summergrove Halls in Whitehaven.  More information from me if required - Colin

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.


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…. 




Sir James Knott Trust

The Sir James Knott TrustThe aim of Sir James Knott Trust is to help improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England.

More info at: http://knott-trust.co.uk/


Sport England

Sport EnglandSmall Grants Programme
Formally constituted not-for-profit organisations and statutory bodies such as schools, sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, and governing bodies of sport can apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 through the Sport England Small Grants Programme. 

The aim of the fund is to deliver new community projects to either grow or sustain participation in sport or to support talent development. Priority will be given to projects that increase the number of adults participating in moderate intensity sports; and projects seeking to reduce the drop off rates for 16-19 year olds. 

Applications can be submitted at any time and decisions are usually made within ten weeks.

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


Community Foundation

Community FoundationThe 1989 Willan Charitable Trust
The Trust will fund charitable activities benefitting residents of Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and Teesside.

Priority will be given to those which ease social deprivation and/or enrich the fabric of the local community and the quality of life of individuals within that community. This is a rolling grants programme and grants range from £500 to £10,000.

More info regarding this fund and others on the Community Foundation website can be viewed at:  http://www.communityfoundation.org.uk/apply-groups


W H Smith Community Grants

Voluntary organisations, charities schools and pre-schools can apply for grants of up to £500 from the W H Smith Trust.

The Trust uses the proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag charges across the UK to offer the grants to support good causes in the local communities where W H Smith operates.

The next deadline for applications is the 30th September 2017.

More info at:  https://blog.whsmith.co.uk/community-grants-application/


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

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, Cramlington Town Councils as well as local trust funders.

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