CVA Blyth Valley - Room for Hire
What’s on in South East Northumberland
Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum – vacancies
WATBike / WATBus – various
Children North East – Northumberland Youth Link / Your Future Matters
Nepacs - Volunteer Day
Coalfields Regeneration Trust
Sir James Knott Trust
The Trusthouse Charitable 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s on in South East Northumberland
To 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.
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 – Women’s only group. Join us every Monday (term time only) between 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Make new friends, enjoy a cuppa, arts and crafts* and a chat ! Only £1.50 including refreshments. *please bring your own arts and crafts as these will not be supplied. Tel: 01670 363858. The Buffalo also have rooms for hire - please contact Eileen Cartie.
East Hartford Community Centre - Pie and Peas
Monday 30th April 2018 at 6:30 pm. Pie, peaas, gravy, mushy peas and cake. Bar will be open.
Served from 6:30 pm. Please contact Lisa on 07793719197 - must be booked before noon on 30th.
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. Application deadline 10th May 2018.
WATBike / WATBus
Our 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
The guides had a very productive meeting last night and we've set the dates for a few of your favourite rides.
- The annual A2T 100 miler will take place on Sunday 2nd September.
- We didn't do the Four Abbeys in 2017, but we always get asked about it, so it's back this year! Monday 13th August sees us heading over the Border for this lovely loop.
- We also didn't do a midnight ride last year, but we're making up for it in 2018 and it'll be on Saturday 9th into Sunday 10th June, with breakfast at Raggy Heirlooms.
Please drop us a line on email@example.com 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.
Summer Opening Hours
From 21st April, we are open longer on Saturdays - from 10am until 4pm.
Claire Blake - Cycling Development Manager
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 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
Nepacs are holding a volunteer open day on 30th April 2018 at HMP Northumberland Visitors Centre to try and recruit new volunteers. Nepacs is a north east charity which supports families of prisoners at prisons and courts across the north east - including HMP Northumberland, near Morpeth.
Pop along and meet them at their Volunteer Open Day!
They can discuss the different volunteering opportunities available and you can meet existing volunteers. To book you place at this event or to find ou more please contact Emma Price, Nepacs Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 0191 375 7278.
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them.
The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) 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:
Skills: Growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities
Employment: Developing pathways to increase the number of people in work
Health: Supporting activities that improve the health and wellbeing of all age groups
Our offer is now reopened and all the information on registering an enquiry relating to a project is on the following page:
Please read all the information and the guidance notes carefully before deciding whether to complete the Eligibility Survey.
Sir James Knott Trust
The aim of Sir James Knott Trust is to help improve the conditions of
people living and working in the North East of England.
The next Trustee meeting will be held on Thursday 19th July 2018. The deadline for receiving completed applications for this meeting is Friday 15th June 2018.
More info at: http://knott-trust.co.uk/
Tackling violence against women and girls
Comic Relief have announced the launch today of a £4 million grant initiative to
support organisations that are working to end violence and abuse experienced by
women and girls across the UK. The application phase will run from 17 April to
midday, 2 July 2018.
The initiative is funded by Comic Relief with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with government funds raised through the Tampon Tax. The funds will be fully focused on work that supports women and girls at risk of violence who have multiple and complex needs. This includes those who have poor mental health, who use drugs, and/or those who are homeless, as well as less well-served communities or groups, such as BAMER, migrant and LBTI communities, and/or women who are older and/or disabled, among other groups.
Applications are invited for grants of £60,000 - £120,000 across 1 to 3 years and are also open to current grantees. The fund aims to:
Enable organisations to better support women within the target group.
Provide opportunities for projects to try out new ways and models of working, for example by acting earlier, building community assets or using digital approaches.
Enable cross sector partnerships to work together to provide high quality support.
Support approaches that can provide learning for other organisations and stakeholders across the sector.
Improve access to support for women with complex needs in less well-served communities, such as BAMER, older women, LBTI, disabled women.
To apply or find out more about the fund criteria and process, including detailed guidelines for applying, please visit the Comic Relief initiative page.
Reeds Grassroots Fund
This fund supports projects in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland
that aim to improve the life chances of disadvantaged communities.
- Applications are invited from smaller (income of no more than £70,000 per annum) organisations.
- Applications should clearly show how groups/areas facing greatest disadvantage will be improved or supported.
- Projects must have clearly defined objectives
- Applications are welcome for ongoing projects where there is evidence of continuing need, and/or for new/innovative projects (new groups, in new places or new services) which clearly demonstrate the how the need has been identified and how it will be addressed.
Grants will be considered for projects which have a direct focus on addressing disadvantage and improving life chances of specific communities.
Examples of disadvantaged communities include those affected by poverty, unemployment, homelessness, asylum seeker/refugee status, disability and people with learning disabilities.
Examples of projects and activities that have been supported include:
- Projects run by and for disabled people which improve life chances
- Projects which alleviate the effects of poverty – e.g. food banks and/or new advisory services linked to the alleviation of poverty
- Projects run by and for people from minority ethnic communities which deliver positive outcomes in the areas of increased education and life skills
- Projects which improve literacy and skills for employment for those furthest from the job market and most in need
- Advocacy, advice and guidance for those most in need and which will bring about a clearly defined outcome such as advice on welfare benefits and sanctions
- Activity which will strengthen an organisation’s ability to deliver positive outcomes and increase reach or capacity to those facing greatest disadvantage
- Befriending activities
Activities which are not a priority for the REEDS Grassroots Fund
- Sports groups/sporting activities for the general public
- Uniformed groups
- Environmental projects
- General Arts projects
- General community activities
Grants of up to £3k will be considered. More info at: Find out more and apply online
The Women First Innovation Fund
Women’s groups based in coastal areas of North of England are invited to apply for seed funding to trial and test new ideas and imaginative approaches to support women along the employability pathway. The Women First Innovation Fund is open to charities, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations who have ideas or projects that support our mission of enabling women to become financially resilient.
Organisations can apply for grants of £5,000 to £10,000. We expect to award 10-15 grants in this round.
For further information about eligibility and how to apply please follow the link http://www.smallwoodtrust.org.uk/women-first-innovation-fund
The deadline for completed applications is 5pm on Friday 11th May 2018.
The successful applicants are expected to be notified in early July 2018.
The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
Funding for community centres and village halls The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is offering Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas the opportunity to apply for capital grants of between £10,000 and £45,000. Grants can be used to fund:
- New buildings
- Upgrading, renovating or extending buildings
- Improving or creating outside space (but not car parks).
All applicants must have secured 50% of the total cost of the work and have local community fundraising underway. Grants will be made to projects centred on ‘community centres’ in the broad sense, this may include a church, sports facility or other building which offers a range of activities throughout the week which all the community can access.
It is expected that the completed venue will provide a range of activities for all ages and abilities which help to promote community cohesion and address local problems of isolation, poverty, lack of local facilities, transport and other issues of relevance to the area in which the centre is located. The Foundation is particularly interested in innovative schemes to bring back disused buildings into full community use i.e. as community hubs, shops and activity venues. Traditional Village Halls are also supported.
Applications can be submitted at any time and should show that, in urban areas, the venue is in the most deprived 20% of the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation or, in rural areas, in the most deprived 50% of the Indices.
More info at: http://trusthousecharitablefoundation.org.uk/
CVA Blyth Valley
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: email@example.com
Resources (charges apply – please enquire!)
- Photocopying (black / white, colour, single sided, double sided, A4/A3
- Laminating – A4 / A3
- Faxing – local, national and international
- Binding – spiral or slide
- Typing ie posters, leaflets and other promotional materials
- Converting documents into pdf format (for sending electronically)
- Franking mail (letters and small packets) -- Save 6p on each second class letter by having them franked by CVABV, for example 2nd class stamps costs 56p, we will frank them for you for 50p !!
CVA Blyth Valley is supported by Blyth and Cramlington Town Councils as well as local trust funders.