31st August 2017 E-zine


CVA Blyth Valley - Room for Hire
What’s on in South East Northumberland
WATBike / WATBus – various
Children North East – Blyth Youth Link - Volunteer Mentoring Opportunity
NEPACS - Vacancy
Ballinger Charitable Trust – Vacancy
Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland - Wizard of Oz Charity Fundraising Ball


Newcastle Building Society
Community Foundation – Women’s Fund
Aviva 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 South East Northumberland 

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.

Seaton Sluice Community Centre
Please see attached for events happening at the centre in August, September and October 2017.  The Centre provides meals on a Thursday, see attached menu. 

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.

Buffalo Community Centre, Blyth - Craft Share Blyth, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2017.  We are seeking crafters and craft groups from South East Northumberland who would like to join us either for one day or the weekend to promote their group and their craft.  Craft items and supplies can also be soldMore


WATBike / WATBus

WATBusSeptember guided ride list. Some interesting rides, including a prison visit! See this link for details.  http://www.watbus.org.uk/guided-bike-rides/guided-rides-september-2017/

On Sunday 3rd Sept  9.00 from Cobalt,  A ride which will include Stannington, Tranwell, Meldon, Bolam, Black Heddon, Ponteland, Gosforth etc. with refreshments at Raggy Heirlooms enroute.

The Tour of Britain comes through Northumberland on Monday 4th September, with stage 2 of the race taking place from Kielder to Blyth. It’s a great route passing many familiar cycling landmarks Details can be found at www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages

Update - Unfortunately we have had to cancel the workshop maintenance training session on Sept 9th. Watch this space for a revised date.

Colin & Alistair 07918 075187.


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….


NEPACS - Vacancy

NEPACS currently have a vacancy for a 12 hour/week Play Worker.

More info on attached poster.


Ballinger Charitable Trust - Vacancy

BallingerPart-Time Co-ordinator
An exciting, wide-ranging role to work with our trustees on grant-making across the NE region, focused on young and older people.



Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland invites you to take a trip down the yellow brick road, and over the rainbow in their Wizard of Oz Charity Fundraising Ball, where we celebrate courage, loyalty, virtue and friendship.

Dust off your ruby red shoes and join us in a magical setting to help raise funds for the charity and enjoy a delicious 3 course meal and entertainment.

Centre for Life Newcastle
Drinks reception at 7.30pm, carriages at midnight

This event is being organised by Irwin Mitchell on behalf of Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland.

For further information or to book tickets, please contact Kirsty Murphy at Kirsty.Murphy@IrwinMitchell.com or call 0161 838 7275.  If you are a charity wishing to purchase a table/ticket - please speak to Kirsty directly who will be able to provide a discounted rate per ticket.




Newcastle Building Society

Newcastle Building Society  Community Grant Applications
  Nominations open from 18th August until 29th September. You MUST be a
  customer to apply for a grant – accounts can be opened for as little as £1.

Application Criteria – apply online, pop into Cramlington branch or give us a call on 01670 735813.

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

We cannot fund requests to support:

Please provide as much detail as possible in your application and ensure you provide valid and up to date contact details in case we need to get in touch!

*A constitution is a governing document outlining a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which an organisation is governed

Kelly Beattie - Manager - Cramlington Branch
Tel:01670 735813 / email: kelly.beattie@newcastle.co.uk


Community Foundation

Community Foundation  Call for applications to the next round of our Women’s Fund. 

  Projects need not be from women only organisations but should be
  specifically targeted at women and clearly demonstrate how they help women overcome their gender disadvantage.  Beneficiaries should all be over 18 years.  Grants in the region of £3,000 are available from the fund.

Deadline for applications is Monday 2nd October and projects should not be planned to commence before December.  More …


Aviva Community Fund

aviva   The 2017 Aviva Community Fund opens on 12 September 2017, with even
   more chances than ever before to win.

Open to local community organisation that could use some funding for a project? It could be the project you voted for last year or another project altogether.







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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