9th November 2017 E-zine


CVA Blyth Valley - Room for Hire
What’s on in South East Northumberland
Briardale Community Centre – Vacancy for Centre Manager
Northumberland Family Network – Parent 2 Be Event
WATBike / WATBus – various
Children North East – Blyth Youth Link: Volunteer Mentoring Opportunity
Voices Northumberland - Safeguarding for Trustees Training


Ernest Cook Trust Grants Programme
The Children’s Foundation
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
Sport England
Northumberland County Council

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.

Manor Walks, Cramlington - Are you an aspiring singer aged between 6 and 17-years old? Get the chance to perform at Manor Walks’ Christmas lights switch on and win a cash prize of £500. More…


Briardale Community Centre – Vacancy for Centre Manager

A rare vacancy has become available for the post of Centre Manager at the Briardale Community Centre due to the retirement of the current postholder. See attached documents.

Briardale Centre Manager’s Job Advert

Briardale Centre Manager’s Job Description


Northumberland Family Network

Are you a parent to be!?

Join Northumberland Family Network for an exclusive parenting event to be held in Blyth, Northumberland with local organisations.  Learn more about essential baby organisations and key parenting topics from our Northumberland's best.

Day / Date:                Thursday 7th December 7-9pm
Venue:                       Bruno's Cocktail Bar Blyth

The event is free to attend but places are strictly limited. Please email northfamilynetwork@gmail.com to book free your ticket!


WATBike / WATBus

WATBusSunday 12th November, 09.00 - Cobalt
Remembrance Sunday. A circular ride around Tyneside, taking in the Remembrance Day parade at Ponteland. Raggy Heirlooms for lunch and then back to Cobalt.  40 miles.

NEW Saturday Ride from COBALT on 18th November at 09.30
Introducing the first Super Saturday! Our November ride is titled “Samosas and Staithes”, as our route will take in the wonders of Brighton Grove before calling in to the Staithes Café for lunch.  A circular ride of around 40 miles

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….


Voices Northumberland

Voices NorthumberlandSafeguarding for Trustees Training Course
Do you know your responsibilities as a Trustee?

This 3 hour course will enable Trustees to understand and fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities towards children & young people.

See attached poster for further information.


Funding Information


Ernest Cook Trust Grants Programme

Ernest Cook TrustSchools, charities and not for profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest in the countryside; and literacy, numeracy and science can apply for funding to the Ernest Cook Trust (ECT).

The Trust operates two grant making programmes:

The small grants programme (under £4,000)

The large grants programme (grants in excess of £4,000)

Applications to the small grants programme can be made at any time. The next closing date for applications for the large grants programme is 31st January 2018.

More info on their website at http://ernestcooktrust.org.uk/grants/


The Children’s Foundation

Children’s Foundation   Regional Small Grants Programme
   The Children's Foundation supports and manages projects across a
   broad spectrum of activities, particularly those that deal with some of
   the more difficult areas of children's and young people's problems - such as disability, disadvantage and mental health issues. 

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support community projects that benefit children and young people in the North East.

Closing date for applications is 31st October 2017.

More info at: http://www.thechildrensfoundation.co.uk/we-help/regional-small-grants/


The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

HeritageFirst World War: Then and Now 
Grants from £3,000 to £10,000 are available for community projects that explore, conserve and share the heritage of the First World War.

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) want to fund projects that enable communities (geographic, cultural or those linked by experience or interest) to understand more about the heritage of the First World War and that make a difference for a wide range of people. In particular, HLF would like to help young people aged 11-25 to take an active part in the Centenary commemorations.

The programme has a short application form and is suitable for everyone, including first-time applicants. Community groups and schools can apply at any time. More info at:



Sport England

Sport EnglandSmall Grants Programme
Grants are available to help not-for-profit sports clubs, local authorities and schools in England to carry out local community sports projects and encourage more people (aged 14 years and older) to be involved in sport.

Sport England - Small Grants Programme


Northumberland County Council

NCC logo  
   Community Chest Grants
Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations within Northumberland  to help deliver community services and one-off projects that will be valuable to the area.

Deadline for applications is: 12th January 2018

Northumberland Community Chest


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.u

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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