14th March 2018 E-zine


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


Community Foundation
-   Women’s Fund
Rothley Trust
Newcastle Building Society
Foyle Foundation

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.

Seaton Sluice Community Centre – to view what’s on at the centre in February, March and April 2018 please click here.

Buffalo Community Centre – Men’s BME Café. If you are part of a black ethnic minority you may be interested in a brand new group we are forming at the Buffalo Community Centre, every Monday, term time only. More ….


BLISS Affordable One Stop Shop

Bliss Services  Your One Stop Affordable Shop 
  The aims of the One Stop Affordable Shop is to help members of the public
  who are struggling financially due to debts and low income buy their weeks shopping for a very low price whilst working with partnership agencies to help them get out of debt, however everyone is welcome.  The shops stocks a range of food, toys, books, clothes and much more.  They also have a range of Prom and Wedding dresses for sale or hire and a small selection of shoes and accessories.

Please pop in and speak to staff to see how they can help you.  The shop is located at Richard Stannard House, Unit 40, 28 Bridge Street, Blyth, across the road from the Blyth Job Centre Plus.


WATBike / WATBus

WATBusOur Sunday rides will continue to start at 10 am from Cobalt throughout March and will be sticking to 30 mile loops.  The Wednesday rides will also start from Cobalt, at 5pm, and will be no more than 20 miles (and remain free of charge!)

We're looking forward to the first of our two day rides - the ever popular annual trip to Lindisfarne - taking place on 24th and 25th March.  We still have spaces on a few of our two day adventures, including those in April and May. 

The annual A2T and other specials

The guides had a very productive meeting last night and we've set the dates for a few of your favourite rides. 

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!

And please bear us in mind if you have any previously loved bikes taking up space in your garages or sheds - we accept adults and kids cycles and can even come to collect them if you can't make it to the workshop.

Claire Blake - Cycling Development Manager


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 East 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


Community Foundation

Community Foundation  The Community Foundation awards grants through nearly 300 different
  funds set up by people and organisations who want to make a

Through their generosity, we invest in effective voluntary groups and provide support to individuals.  You can make a general application to the Community Foundation at any time. If it is eligible, we will look to match it to one of our Funds. For more information, click apply now, or if you have any questions feel free to contact us.

More info at: http://www.communityfoundation.org.uk/apply/

Women’s Fund is open for applications for the next grant panel meeting in May.

Applications are welcome from voluntary and community groups that provide services specifically targeted at women that clearly demonstrate how they help women overcome their gender disadvantage.  Beneficiaries should be over 18 years old. 

The deadline for applications is 12th April and applicants should use our standard application form, indicating that it is for the Women’s Fund.



Building Better Communities Fund

Phase 1 opens 27 March - 5 May  Tell us about your project – It may be a new sports club changing room, a much needed play area for children or a facelift for a community building that’s seen better days.

Whatever it is, we want to hear about it.

More info at: Jewson: Building Better Communities Fund



Co-op Membership Community Fund  Local Community Fund
  Applications for the Local Community Fund are open until
  8th April 2018.

More info at:  https://www.facebook.com/coopuk/posts/10155649484174582


Rothley Trust

The Rothley TrustThe Rothley Trust is a registered charitable trust, which gives small grants to assist groups with charitable work in the north east.

The Trust focuses 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.  Deadline for next applications is 3rd April 2018.

More info at: Rothley Trust

Newcastle Building Society

Newcastle Building Society  In order to make a nomination for funding, your charity or constitued
  community group must meet the following criteria:

Nominations close on 12th April 2018.

More info at: Newcastle Building Society


Foyle Foundation

Foyle Foundation  Small Grants Scheme

Grants are available to smaller charities registered and operating in the UK for projects that will make a significant impact on their work.

More info at: Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme



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 and Cramlington Town Councils as well as local trust funders.

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