18th January 2018 E-zine


CVA Blyth Valley - AGM Notification
CVA Blyth Valley - Room for Hire
What’s on in South East Northumberland
Barnardo’s  -  Parent Champion / Volunteer Training
WATBike / WATBus – various
Children North East – Northumberland Youth Link / Your Future Matters


vInspired’s Cashpoint
The Architectural Heritage Fund

CVA Blyth Valley - contact details, opening hours and standing item


CVA Blyth Valley - AGM Notification

Annual General Meeting  -  Our next AGM will be held on:

Thursday 15th February 2018 at 4:00 pm


The Community Enterprise Centre, Ridley Street, Blyth, NE24 3AG

All Welcome.


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.



Barnardos  Parent Champion / Volunteer Training within Barnardo's

  See attached poster.



WATBike / WATBus

WATBusAnnual WATBike gathering is taking place on Saturday 3rd February. 
The much anticipated social event of the year is once again taking place!  Join us on the 3rd February at Holy Saviour's Parish Hall on Manor Road, Tynemouth (just a short walk from the Metro Station).  Tickets are £10 and include a curry supper provided by Pan Asia Restaurant.  Contact Claire Blake or see one of our guides when you're out and about.

Monthly two day ride programme will be published soon.  First up will be our annual Lindisfarne ride, which is booked for Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March. This will be a gentle introduction to two day rides, with around 30 - 35 miles being covered each day (starting in Coldstream on Saturday and finishing in Wooler on Sunday).  

Other plans for the year include a tour of Teesside, a reversal of last year's Carlisle to Penrith the long way ride; a panniers adventure to the fabulous new Sill facility at Once Brewed; another Scottish Coast to Coast; and a re-run of the West Yorkshire loop that we did two years ago (as we've now recovered from the Pateley Bridge climb!) 

Please drop us a line on cycling@watbus.org.uk or ring 01670 522111 to book on any of our rides, and as of now, Wednesday evenings are FREE!

WATBike 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.

Bike Services  -  WATBike have a team of experienced mechanics ready to carry out a full range of servicing & repairs. Just call 01670522111.


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 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



WH Smith Trust   Community Grants
   The WHSmith Trust is an independent registered charity that uses the
   proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag charges across the UK to offer the
   grants to support good causes in the local communities where WHSmith

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

The deadline for the current funding round is the 31st March 2018.

More info at:  https://blog.whsmith.co.uk/community-grants-application/


vInspired’s Cashpoint

vInspiredvInspired’s Cashpoint gives you the power (and the money) to bring your own community project to life.

Tell us what great change you want to make and how your project clearly benefits others. We’ll give you up to £500 to make it happen.

There are no closing dates for applications and grants will be awarded on a continuous basis until all available monies are exhausted.

More info at: https://vinspired.com/cashpoint



Concertina Charitable TrustMusic Grants for Older People
Concertina makes grants of up to £250 to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly.

Next deadline for applications is the 30 April 2018. The charity is keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. Concertina has made grants to a wide range of charitable organisations nationwide in England and Wales. These include funds to many care homes for the elderly to provide musical entertainment for their residents.

More info at:  http://www.concertinamusic.org.uk/Grants.php


The Architectural Heritage Fund

Architectural Heritage FundThe Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) supports the conservation and regeneration of historic buildings.

Applications for grants of up to £5,000 can be made at any time and we aim to give you a decision within 6 weeks.

Applications for more than £5,000 are considered by our Grants Panel at their quarterly meetings. Next deadline is:  5pm on 16th February 2018 for 28th March Grants Panel meeting.

More info 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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