28th March 2018 E-zine


CVA Blyth Valley - Room for Hire
What’s on in South East Northumberland
Buffalo Community Centre - Women volunteers needed to help teach EnglishEaster Egg
Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum – vacancies
Northumberland County Council - Northumberland Local Plan
BLISS Affordable One Stop Shop
WATBike / WATBus – various
Children North East – Northumberland Youth Link / Your Future Matters
Big Lottery – Special Surprise


Hospital of God
BBC Children in Need
Foyle Foundation
Comic Relief

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 OnNew 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 ….


Buffalo Community Centre

Volunteers Needed !!
Volunteering opportunity for women to help teach English.  Every Wednesday from 9:30 am -
12 noon at The Buffalo Community Centre, 55 Regent Street, Blyth, NE24 1LL.

Any interested parties should call 07759725079



Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum

Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum are looking to employ 4 part time workers.

Please view attached job advertisements for 2 centre based workers and 2 detached workers.


Northumberland County Council

NCC logo  Northumberland Local Plan
  Early consultation on the Northumberland Local Plan!

We are preparing a new Local Plan for the county which will guide future development and planning decisions up to 2036.

This consultation is your opportunity to help decide where there should be new homes and new jobs. We will ask you:

More info at:



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!)

The annual A2T and other specials

Dates for a few of your favourite rides. 

Guided Rides for April:


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


Big Lottery

Big LotteryIf you’ve received National Lottery funding, you can nominate someone from your organisation for a special surprise.

This is a chance to celebrate the unsung heroes and shining stars of your organisation.

Who can I nominate?
You can nominate anyone who participates in your organisation, as long as they are aged 25 or over and would be happy to take part in promotional activity.

It might be the person who always puts their heart and soul into the work they do, has touched people’s lives by going the extra mile or made sacrifices to make a positive difference to others.

What will the big surprise be?
This special surprise will be tailored to your nominee! We'd love to hear how you would surprise them with a moment they'll never forget.

Tell us your ideas – it could be the opportunity to meet with their favourite celebrity, a surprise from a much-missed family member or a pampering treat.

How to nominate
Email our partners at bigsurprise@itn.co.uk with your name, email and phone number. You should also include a few sentences about:

If your nomination is selected, one of the National Lottery's partner organisations will get in touch with you by phone or email to find out more details and determine if your nomination will receive a special surprise.

Remember, this is a secret surprise so please don't tell the person you're nominating!  The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Monday 2 April 2018.


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.  Next deadline for receipt of applications is 27th April 2018.

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


BBC Children in Need

Children in Need logoMain Grants Programme
Charities in the UK that are seeking funding for their work with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and younger can start the application process for funding in 2018.

The BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme will consider applications requesting grants of over £10,000 to support projects for up to three years.

Registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply if they are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage through:

·         Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.
·         Any kind of disability.
·         Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
·         Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

Organisations must be working to combat this disadvantage and make a real difference to children and young people’s lives.

Organisations that already hold a grant from Children in Need can apply for further funding providing the current grant is coming to an end within the next 12 months. Applicants will need to be able to provide convincing evidence of the differences the grant has made to the lives of the disadvantaged children and young people the organisation has worked with.

The two remaining deadline for applications is midnight on 17th May and 13th September 2018.


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


Comic Relief

Comic Relief  Sport for Change programme
  Applications can be made via the Comic Relief website:

Comic Relief has also published a new guide to applying for Sport for Change funding, and if you are thinking of applying for a grant it is highly recommended that you read it first.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Comic Relief, email grantsinfo@comicrelief.com if you have any questions about applying.  The programmes closes on 14th July 2018.


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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