26th October 2017 E-zine



CVA Blyth Valley - Room for Hire
What’s on in South East Northumberland
Blyth Resource and Initiative Centre – Retails Skills training course
Voices Northumberland - An Introduction to Safeguarding Children Training Course
WATBike / WATBus – various
Children North East – Blyth Youth Link: Volunteer Mentoring Opportunity
Northumberland Age UK – Vacancy
Contact North East –In Contact Newsletter


Coalfields Regeneration Trust
Banks Community Fund
Sherburn House Charity
The Joicey Trust
The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF)

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.

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.

Isabella Community Centre – Table Top Sale, Saturday 4th November 2017, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Free Admission. See attached poster.


Blyth Resource and Initiative Centre

BRICRetail Skills (Level 2 Qualification)

A new course for anyone who is unemployed. More


Voices Northumberland

Voices NorthumberlandAn Introduction to Safeguarding Children Training Course

Date:              13th November 2017
Time:              09:30-12:30
Location:         Morpeth

More …

WATBike / WATBus

WATBusSunday 29th October from COBALT, 9.00a.m.  Don’t forget to put your clocks back!!
Riding out via the cycleways and quiet roads to Woolsington, Darras Hall, Eachwick and Wylam, with a café stop at the lovely Daniel Farm, before returning via the Keelmans and Hadrians riverside routes.

Christmas appeal ! We are looking for more bikes to recycle in the WATBike workshop ready for our Xmas sale. Please let us know of any old unloved or unwanted bikes or parts. Thank you.

WATBike 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.

Now is the time to get your bike serviced ready for Winter riding.  Remember WATBike have a team of experienced mechanics ready to carry out a full range of servicing & repairs. Just call 01670522111.

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….


Northumberland Age UK – Vacancy

Age UK Northumberland
Home Care Deputy Supervisor
This is a full time permanent post)

Salary:                    £16,575 per annum
Hours per week:     37.5 hours per week, business-led with some evening and weekend working
Location:                The Round House, Ashington

As part of the Home Care Team, the Home Care Deputy Supervisor will be accountable for aspects of service-provision in their given area. They will ensure that all current and newly referred Service Users receive high quality, person-centred care that meets statutory and contractual obligations.

The Home Care Deputy Supervisor will be predominantly community-based, though some work will be carried out from the Ashington office. They will work as part of a team providing support to Service Users and Support Workers at a local level and will play an active role in increasing Age UK Northumberland’s customer base by promoting AUKN’s services in their given area.  Download the Job Description

About Age UK Northumberland
Age UK Northumberland is a local independent charity with over 300 members of staff. We help over hundreds of local older people every year, offering care, activities, events, befriending and information. It's a great place to work if you really want to make a difference to older people's lives.

How to apply
Download an Application Form and send it to: Daniel Stephenson, Human Resource Assistant, Age UK Northumberland, The Round House, Lintonville Parkway, Ashington, NE63 9JZ or email it to: daniel.stephenson@ageuk-northumberland.org.uk

Closing Date: 30 October 2017

To request an application pack, please contact the Human Resources department on: 01670 784 808.  As an Equal Opportunities employer we welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Contact North East

Please find attached the latest edition of In Contact, the quarterly newsletter from Contact North East.


Funding Information


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 activities that improve the health and wellbeing of all age groups

Our offer is now reopened 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.


Banks Community Fund

BanksThe Banks Community Fund distributes a variety of grants on behalf of the Banks Group.

The next deadline for receiving completed applications is 2nd November 2017.

More info at Banks Community Fund


 Sherburn House Charity

Sherburn House CharityCommunity Grants Programme
The main focus of Sherburn House Charity’s function is to relieve need and hardship and distress in the North East of England.

The Sherburn House Community Grants Programme aims to support voluntary and community groups and organisations, including small local groups in the North East of England.

The Programme provides grants to £5,000 to support charities, voluntary-led organisations and projects that have an incredible impact in their community, enabling them to continue their work and make vital improvements to their service.

Next deadline for applications is 26th November 2017.

More info at Sherburn House Charity 


The Joicey Trust

The Joicey TrustThe Trust makes grants within its main beneficial area of Northumberland and the old Metropolitan Borough of Tyne & Wear (i.e. all NE and SR postcodes and DH4/5). It also welcomes applications from the eastern Scottish Borders.

Grants are made across a wide spectrum for either revenue (including 'core funding') or capital expenditure.  Next deadline for applications is 30th November 2017.

More info at The Joicey Trust 


The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF)

Architectural Heritage FundFunding to Regenerate Historic Buildings
The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) which supports the conservation and regeneration of historic buildings, has announced that the next closing date for applications to its Project Development Grant scheme (up to £25,000) is 1st November 2017 to be considered at their December Council meeting.

Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can apply for funding to assist with the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project which helps to find a sustainable use for an historic building and takes it towards the start of work on site.

The grants are intended to support project development costs only and not for on-site capital works. The AHF also makes Project Viability Grants of up to £5,000 to fund studies to look at potential uses for a building and at its current condition. Applications to the Project Viability grants as well as Project Development grants of up to £5,000 can be submitted at any time and are considered on a quarterly basis.

More info on their website at http://ahfund.org.uk/grant/


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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