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Information Sheets

CVA Blyth Valley has produced a range of information sheets which can be downloaded as guidance for community groups and voluntary organisations.  If you require any further information on any of the topics covered by these information sheets, or require one-to-one support please contact one of our Capacity Building Team.

To download please click onto the following links:

Applying for funding for the first time

Annual General Meetings

Fundraising Do's and Don'ts

Chairing a Meeting

Minute Taking

Report Writing


CVA Blyth Valley have teamed up with Wansbeck CVS and Community Action Northumberland to provide a range of new FACT sheets covering a variety of topics to enable effective management for Northumberland voluntary and community groups.  These are now available for you to download:

Starting a New Group

Who can be a Trustee?

Legal Structures

Charitable Status

Roles and Responsibilities of Management Committees and Trustees

Good Governance / Effective Management

Policies and Procedures

Financial Management

Project Planning

Fit for Funding

Searching for Funding

Monitoring and Evaluation

Organising a Community Event

Useful Contacts