7th December 2017 E-zine


CVA Blyth Valley - Room for Hire
What’s on in South East Northumberland
WATBike / WATBus – various
Children North East – Northumberland Youth Link / Your Future Matters


Hospital of God
Northumberland County Council
Wellesley Trust Fund
Comic Relief
Sport England

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.

St Wilfred’s Church Hall, Waterloo, BlythCoffee Morning.
Saturday 16th December 2017, 10 am – 12:30 pm.  All welcome. Join us for cake and a cuppa, and help us raise money for a great cause. See attached poster.



WATBike / WATBus

WATBusPlease make a note of two Christmas dates coming up that you will need to book as there is bus transport for return journey. Please advise me on cycling@watbus.org.uk

Sunday 17th December to Durham & Crook 40+ Miles
Wednesday 20th December Pie & Mulled wine ride!

Our full December ride list will be on the website shortly. 

Sunday 10th Dec from COBALT  -  Ride out to Rowlands Gill, then back via High Spen, Greenside, Crawcrook, Clara Vale & Wylam with lunch en route at Daniel Farm. 35 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

Children North East   Northumberland 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 through facebook 'Children North Est Youth Link' and click 'sign up'

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 ….

Funding Information


Hospital of God

Hospital of God at GreathamThe Hospital of God makes grants to voluntary organisations, and aim to support charities working in lower profile areas of work that reach people who are on the edges of society.

Examples of recent grants include support for organisations that work with asylum seekers, prisoner's families and people with drug problems.

Grants can be from one to three years and up to £3,000 per year.

More info at:  www.hospitalofgod.org.uk/grant-making.html


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


Wellesley Trust Fund

Supporting young people in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Durham

Grant Range:            £500-£10,000 per year
Closing Date:            Monday 5th February 2018, 9.00am.

The fund supports organisations working with young people in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham, including Darlington, and applications are welcomed as follows:

·         If you have previously received a grant from the Wellesley Trust Fund (including those organisations supported by the fund in summer 2017), you may apply for funding for a one, two or three-year project (up to £10,000 per year) using the following link: Wellesley Trust Fund - Application Form 2017 - Multi-year project  

In all cases, applicants must be able to demonstrate how their projects will make a difference to the lives of young people.



Comic Relief

Comic ReliefComic Relief Tech for Good

One-off grants of up to £47,000 for not-for-profit organisations for proposals to develop or scale web, mobile or internet based technologies to deliver new or improved services for beneficiaries. Digital development requires distinct working practices and this model of funding provides an intensive package of support for grantees over nine months to include:

Projects must address one of 4 programme areas: Empowering Women and Girls, Investing in Children and Young People, Building Stronger Communities or Improving Health and Wellbeing.

Deadline 20th December 2017.


Sport England

Sport EnglandGrants 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.

More at: Sport England - Small Grants Programme


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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