23rd May 2018 E-zine


General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) - Final Reminder
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
Voices Northumberland - legal requirements are for safeguarding as a trustee? 
Giving World - Vital resources available free of charge
Barnardo's - Could you offer short-term lodgings / support to a vulnerable young care leaver? 


The Virgin Money Foundation
MG Northumbria
The Hilden Charitable Fund
Coalfields Regeneration Trust
Children's Foundation

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

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) - Final Reminder

Don't miss out: just a reminder that changes to the law mean if you'd like to continue receiving our emails filled with helpful news and funding information you need to do one quick thing before this Friday (25th May).

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If you are a current client or have used our service in the last 6 months, you may still receive all of our usual service messages relating to projects but we'd rather you got the whole picture.

Thank you for your time, CVABV

Once again thank you to those who have already signed up to the new service.  If you were one of those people you can ignore this reminder request.


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

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.

Seaton Sluice Community Centre - to view what's on at the centre in May, June and July 2018 please click here.

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

Buffalo Community Centre - Women's only ESOL group, every Wednesday (term time only) 9.30am - 12.30pm. Free Creche also available. No need to book in advance, just turn up on the day. For more information contact the Centre on 01670 363 858 and ask for Ade or Sylwia, alternatively email Ade at adeline.keogh@stcuthbertscare.org.uk or Sylwia at Sylwia@buffalocommunitycentre.co.uk

Buffalo Community Centre - Prenatal & Postnatal Exercise Classes

Starting in June our classes will run weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays.  For Trimesters 1,2 & 3 through to post-natal ladies (6 week check must be done by doctor, 12 weeks if a C-section delivery. Instructed by Danielle Parr, fully insured, Level 3 award in Personal Training and Designing Pre and Post Natal Exercise.  Email: dan_kenzie@hotmail.com  / Phone: 07817753568.


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!)

Saturday 26th May - Newbiggin Art Trail. Join us at 9.45am at the workshop for the short ride to Newbiggin, or meet us at the Maritime Museum cafe at 10.15 for a guided walk around parts of the Art Trail. A unique opportunity to hear about the Newbiggin sculptures from one of the artists involved. FREE TO ATTEND.

Sunday 27th May - 9am from Blyth - Meet at Blyth at 9 or North Shields Ferry at 9.45 for a gentle ride round the tracks and trails of South Tyneside, with a cuppa and cake along the way.

We also running "Dr Bike" sessions from the workshop in Ashington, as well as a few social rides during the day as part of the 2018 Big Bike Revival festival.

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.

Summer Opening Hours
From 21st April, we are open longer on Saturdays - from 10am until 4pm.

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 


Voices Northumberland

Voices NorthumberlandDo you know what the legal requirements are for safeguarding as a trustee? 
This 3 hour course will enable Trustees to understand and fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities towards children & young people.

It includes:

We have places available on our 'Safeguarding for Trustees' training course in Ashington on 1st June 2018.  The course is due to start at 930am and finish at 1230pm.

The cost is £10 for Trustees within the VCS in Northumberland and £35 for organisations outside of Northumberland.

Booking is essential please email us at contact@voices-northumberland.org.uk to request a booking form.


Giving World

Giving WorldVital resources available free of charge
Charities and community groups can now benefit from receiving free resources, courtesy of businesses donating their surplus stocks.

The only requirement is that the charities and community groups register at www.givingworldonline.com, there is even an option to request certain products that would truly help the local community, completely free of charge.

Giving World receives goods from businesses all over the country, and advertises the items on the website for charities to request and pass on to their beneficiaries.

Partnership Opportunities

Giving World wants to expand their reach by creating partnerships with charities to become accessible to more people in desperate need. By working together, we can minimise delivery costs and pool resources to ensure that people get the help they need.

If this sounds like you, then register an interest and arrange an informal discussion, by emailing rama@givingworldonline.com. Please provide your name, contact number and organisation details.



Barnardos   Could you offer short-term lodgings and support to a vulnerable
   young care leaver?
   If you have a spare room and some time to help, you could make a huge
   difference. A young person who is homeless or threatened with homelessness may not have the experience, confidence or life skills to take the next step to find safe accommodation and begin independent living. It doesn't matter whether you have a family, live alone or with a partner, and are employed or not. You can help a young person to move forward at a crucial time in their life.

So whatever's next, they're better prepared. In return, Barnardo's offers weekly payments and ongoing training and support.  More info at www.barnardos.org.uk/supported-lodgings


Funding Information 


The Virgin Money Foundation 

VirginMoneyVirgin Money launches £1million North East fund
The Virgin Money Foundation has launched its North East Fund, encouraging applications from voluntary organisations working in their local community to:

They are also looking for ambitious locally-led voluntary, community and social enterprises providing social and economic benefit to an area, who want to explore new ways of generating income and, by doing so, achieve greater impact in their neighbourhoods.

For full details and how to apply please visit www.virginmoneyfoundation.org.uk. 


MG Northumbria

MG Northumbria is using their Great Classic Show at Bywell (1st July) to raise money for local charities.  More than £91,000 has been raised in the last ten years - including over £20,000 from last year's show - which has been donated to local causes in the area.

Applications must be for a specific item(s) that are required and not for a contribution to a general appeal target. More

Deadline 1st July 2018.


The Hilden Charitable Fund

Funding to support Summer Play Schemes
Each year the Hilden Charitable Fund allocates a small budget to help community groups run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children aged five to 18 years in the UK.

Grants of between £500 and £1,500 to support the following:

Summer play schemes for children aged five to 18 years. - Local schemes lasting for two to six weeks. - Schemes with strong volunteer support.

Some priority will be given to projects that show they are inclusive of children from refugee families and show involvement of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups.  Applications are invited from voluntary agencies in the UK with an income of less than £150,000. The next deadline for applications is 1 June 2018.

More at: http://www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/ 

Coalfields Regeneration Trust

Coalfields Regeneration Trust LogoThe 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 a number of themes.

For more details, including deadlines visit: www.coalfields-regen.org.uk


Wooden Spoon Society

Capital Grants (UK)
Wooden Spoon, the British and Irish Rugby charity, supports projects helping mentally, physically disadvantaged children. Each year the charity supports around 70 projects.
Through the programme funding is available for the following:

If a project is a physical, tangible asset of a permanent nature, it must have a minimum predicted life span of five years (preferably ten), be non-transferable and of a permanent nature. Special consideration may be given to funding life-enhancing/medical equipment if it can be shown that the useable life of such equipment is likely to be at least five years.
If a project is educational or disability sports-focused, there must be a key rugby element to engage children and young people. Grants will be considered for kit and equipment, salaries and administration costs.
While there is neither a minimum nor maximum grant level, it is unlikely projects of a physical nature under £5,000 in value will have sufficient substance and scale to qualify under the 'projected life span' criteria.  Wooden Spoon Society: Capital grants (UK)


Children's Foundation

Children's Foundation   Regional Small Grants - Up to £1,000. VCSE.
Deadline 31st May 2018
   The programme aims to give children and young people in the North
   East the best health and wellbeing services in the UK through grants awarded to support community projects that benefit children and young people in line with the Foundation's aims and objectives:



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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