23rd November 2017 E-zine


CVA Blyth Valley - Room for Hire
What’s on in South East Northumberland
Headway Arts - Starry Night Christmas Social Evening 
Briardale Community Centre – Vacancy for Centre Manager
WATBike / WATBus – various
Children North East – Northumberland Youth Link / Your Future Matters
Children North East - Vacancy
Charity Escapes - charities could benefit from a luxury donation


BBC Children in Need
Hadrian Trust
Sir James Knott Trust
Rothley Trust
Coalfields Community Investment Programme

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.

Homebase Car Park, Blyth – Saturday 25th November 2017, 12 – 4 pm.
Pop down and have a ‘cuppa with a copper’ and raise any concerns you might have confidentially with your local community officer.


Headway Arts

HeadwayStarry Night Christmas Social Evening 
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie because on Thursday 7th December Headway Arts will be hosting a social evening filled with fun and entertainment. The event will run from 7pm to 9.30pm and will feature music from DJ Spikey, dancing, games, open mic and more... The evening is for people with a learning disability aged 16 and over, tickets are £5 per person which includes soft drinks and snacks (carers will be free).

All of this will take place at Headway ArtSpace, The Old Church, Waterloo Road, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 1BY. 

For more information or to buy a ticket for the event email hello@headwayarts.co.uk or call us on 01670 351 962. Tickets can also be purchased online from the See Tickets website.


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


WATBike / WATBus

WATBusOur new Saturday ride proved a great success last weekend. We will look into planning some more in the future & keep you posted.

Don’t forget to book if you are going on Big Bus Sunday as there are limited spaces.

Big Bus Sunday – Cobalt, 26th November at 09.00
Big Bus Sunday!  A good 40 mile run up north via the back roads of Northumberland to end at Tomlinsons café in Rothbury. Bus back around 2pm.

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

Children North EastNorthumberland Youth Link

Youth Link Volunteer Mentoring Opportunity

Why not stand out from the crowd – sign up to become a Youth Link Mentor and help young people.
Are you aged 17 to 25?
Are you looking for volunteering hours or a new challenge?
Not sure which career path to follow?
Can you spare 2–3 hours a week?

Find out more by telephone, Facebook or Twitter, 01670 353394 / Facebook: Children North East Youth Link and click sign up / Twitter: @YOUTHLINKCNE
Programmes in Newcastle, Tynedale and Blyth.

Your Future Matters

Are you female?
Do you live in Northumberland?
Are you aged between 11 – 18?
Have you been directly and / or indirectly affected by violence or abuse?

Would it help to have someone near your own age to talk to?  Your Future Matters can offer you support from another young person aged 17 – 25 !

Find out more ….


Children North East - Vacancy

Children North East   Organisational Development Manager
   Children North East is an innovative charity who are looking for a proactive person
   to become part of their HR Department.

The organisation is growing and it is continually developing its culture to become an empowering high performing organisation. The successful candidate will have expertise in implementing and embedding organisational development changes and enhancing learning and development within organisations.


Charity Escapes

Call for charities that could benefit from a luxury donation
Charity Escapes offers charities holidays for fundraising events and has a unique opportunity after Hilton Group donated more than 100 mini-breaks. With more than 100 getaways on offer the charity is aiming to place each of the opportunities in events across the UK as soon as possible.

For more information please call Rick McCordall, Project Manager on 0191 3037837, email rick@charityescapes.com or visit their website www.charityescapes.com.


Funding Information


BBC Children in Need

Children in Need logoSmall Grants Programme
Not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of:

The closing date for applications is the 1st December 2017.

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme
The next closing date for applications to the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is the 16 January 2018.

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing:

Schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties.

More info regarding both these grants can be found on the BBC Children in Need website. 


Hadrian Trust

Hadrian Trust logo   The next closing date for applications to the Hadrian Trust is
   22nd December 2017.

The aims of the Hadrian Trust is to improve the lives of people living and working in the North East of England by awarding grants on a quarterly basis to charities and groups working for the benefit of the people and the environment. The Trust mainly makes grants for projects working in the fields of social welfare; youth; disability; the elderly; women; ethnic minorities; education; arts; and the environment.

Grants are normally between £500 and £2,000 and can cover running costs, project costs, part salaries and basic equipment.

More info at: https://www.hadriantrust.co.uk/how-to-apply



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.

Deadline for next round of applications is Thursday 1st March 2018.

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


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.

More info at The Rothley Trust 


Coalfields Community Investment Programme

Coalfields Regeneration Trust LogoUp to £10,000 (max. £2k capital items) 
The Coalfields Community Investment Programme 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:

Eligible North East wards are listed here

Coalfields Community Investment Programme (Grant - England*)

Deadline: 15 December 2017.


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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