14th September 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
Headway Arts - Stars Trek Annual Sponsored Walk
Blyth Resource and Initiative Centre - Basic English: Weekly support sessions


Comic Relief - Thriving not just surviving: young men and mental health
Comic Relief - Try for Change Large Grants: UK Sport for Change initiative
WH Smith Trust
Sir James Knott Trust
Greggs Foundation
Gillian Dickinson Trust
Rothley Trust

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

WATBus16th & 17th September - Claire and Stephen leading the 2 day “Posh Panniers” ride to Bellingham and back. There are a couple of spaces left so please advise asap.

September guided ride list, see link for details:


Watbike are always on the lookout for all types of unloved or unwanted bikes for their workshop to repair, restore and recycle.  They also sell clothing, shoes, bags and other assorted cycling accessories at affordable prices and would be pleased to accept any of your unwanted cycling bits & pieces to add to their stock. All proceeds go to support the Watbus Charity.
Alistair 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….


Headway Arts

Stars Trek Annual Sponsored Walk
This year Headway Arts will be hosting their annual sponsored walk, the Stars Trek will take place on 31st October 2017 at 4.30pm. The walk will set off from Headway ArtSpace, with people making their way to Ridley Park. 

The walk will raise money for The Seven Stars Theatre Company* and will form part of Headway Arts Winter Festival.

They would love it if people would come and join them this year and take part in the walk, if you would like to get involved we have attached a copy of the sponsor form. 

*Seven Stars are Northumberland's Learning Disabled Theatre Company. Formed in 1997, the Stars devise and perform their own work, supported by Headway Arts who produce & direct their shows. Visit our website for more information:



Blyth Resource and Initiative Centre

BRICBasic English – Weekly support sessions
For anyone with low level or no skills at all in English.  If you would like to do an English qualification but just don’t feel your skills are there yet – then get in touch!  BRIC have specialist support to help you learn the skills, regardless of your existing skills level.

Starting Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

For more information or to book a place please contact BRIC on 01670542845 or email them at education@bricblyth.org.uk


Funding Information


Comic Relief

Comic Relief   Thriving not just surviving: young men and mental health
   Comic Relief have launched a £1.75 million fund to support vulnerable and
   disadvantaged young men with mental health problems. They are seeking proposals
   to deliver specialised mental health provision which puts the needs of young men at
   the heart of their work.

They are especially interested in funding organisations that test out different approaches to engagement and support to establish what works. They encourage applicants to co-design activities with young men to ensure their needs, interests and priorities are met as well as challenging the barriers they face in accessing mental health provision.

They expect to make approximately 20 grants of around £100,000-£150,000 across the UK.

More …

Comic Relief

Comic Relief   Try for Change Large Grants – UK Sport for Change initiative
   Comic Relief and England Rugby invite proposals from charities, not-for-profit
   organisations and rugby clubs using rugby union, its values or the rugby community
   to tackle some of the biggest issues facing society. For this initiative we are looking
   for projects which will have a significant and lasting impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in England.

More …


WH Smith Trust

WH Smith Trust  WHSmith Community Grant Voluntary organisations, charities schools and
  pre-schools can apply for grants of up to £500 from the WHSmith Trust.

  The Trust is an independent registered charity that uses the proceeds of the
  compulsory carrier bag charges to offer the grants to support good causes in the local communities where WHSmith operates.

There are two application rounds each year, deadline for the current funding round is 30th September 2017.



Sir James Knott Trust

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

Deadline for next round of applications is 20th October 2017.

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


Greggs Foundation

Greggs Foundation   The Greggs Foundation are interested in projects that improve
   resilience within your community. This can include sessional
   activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips
   and residential breaks.

They are also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting your community. Grants of up to £2,000 are available.  Deadline for applications is 29th September 2017.

More info at: Greggs Foundation, local projects


Gillian Dickinson Trust

The Gillian Dickinson Trust supports capital or one-off revenue projects that promote excellence primarily through the promotion of creativity, particularly in the young and disadvantaged.

Deadline for applications is 6th October 2017 for their Trustee meeting on 20th October.

More info at: Gillian Dickinson Trust


Rothley Trust

The Rothley Trust   The Rothley Trust gives small grants to assist groups with charitable
   work in the north east, focussing on the needs of children and young people in areas of disadvantage.

It also supports community development and the groups which help people with disabilities.  Deadline for applications is 20th October 2017.

More info at The Rothley Trust 


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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