Thursday 9th May 2019 - 10am to 12 noon
Buffalo Community Centre, 55 Regent Street, Blyth, NE24 1LL

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond his control Iain Hedley was unable to attend our recent Funding Fair in Blyth. 

 

We have organised an information session on Thursday 9th of May from 10am to 12 noon for Iain to give an overview of the fund and to answer any questions. We expect the overview and Q&A to last around 45 mins which then gives plenty of time for individual discussions about your project with either Iain or Marc Johnson, Development Officer at Northumberland CVA. The session will take place at the Buffalo Community Centre in Blyth.

 

If you would like to attend please let Marc know as soon as possible email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

North of Tyne Combined Authority

 

 

Events took place in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland during March that offered an opportunity to update voluntary, community and social enterprise partners on the current work programme of the Combined Authority and the key emerging priorities.  How other Mayoral Combined Authorities are working with their respective VCSE sectors was also considered. 

Round-table discussions took place on how best to engage going forward and the information from these will now form the basis of a jointly agreed partnership approach which will set out some key principles and commitments  for co-working and governance structures/processes for the future.

Download the presentations and the agenda from the Northumberland meeting below:

 

North of Tyne Combined Authority

 

North of Tyne Combined Authority would like to invite you to a Joint NTCA - VCS Closer Working event in March 2019.

The event will be an opportunity to update our voluntary, community and social enterprise partners on the current work programme of the Combined Authority and the key emerging priorities.  How other Mayoral Combined Authorities are working with their respective VCSE sectors will also be considered. Through round-table discussions, your input will be welcomed on how best to engage going forward. This will then form the basis of a jointly agreed partnership approach which will set out some key principles and commitments  for co-working and governance structures/processes for the future. There are three choices of dates and venue.

Your views, input and involvement will be very much welcomed in what is hoped will be the start of some fruitful close collaboration. Each event will be led by a respective Cabinet Member from the Combined Authority.

NCVO has now published the final ‘charity ethical principles’ that aim to support charities, their governing bodies, and those who work and volunteer in and with them in recognising and resolving ethical issues and conflicts, and make charities a safer place.
 
The document is intended to enable; it draws together and underpins what many charities do already, and which all charities aspire to do.  The principles set out a framework for the ethical execution of charitable purpose, regardless of the charity’s size, type or area of operation. They can help charities in their decision making and in developing relevant policies and procedures.
 
The principles are voluntary.  They should be viewed as a benchmark of good practice, and are complementary to existing sector codes.  They set standards that are often higher than those required by law.  Read the principles online or download as a PDF (115KB).

Northumberland County Council has launched a new ‘Discover our Land’ campaign to shine a light on the county as somewhere to visit, to raise a family, to build a career and to establish, invest and grow a business.

Encouraging start-ups, business growth and international trade in Northumberland is one of the key aims of the campaign, which will showcase some of the county’s leading businesses to inspire more entrepreneurs to create jobs and economic prosperity. This exciting new campaign will issue a rallying cry to inspire people to be part of Northumberland’s story, as told by the people who know it best - those that are proud to live, work, visit or invest here. Read more.

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A planning document that will shape the future of Northumberland up to 2036 and beyond was agreed by the full county council on 9th January. The ‘publication draft’ of the plan was considered by Northumberland County Council’s full council meeting, and councillors agreed to its publication for final public scrutiny before being submitted to the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government for examination by a Local Plan Inspector submission to Government by May.

Alongside publication of the draft plan, the council has also published for consultation scoping documents for a Design Guide for Northumberland and a Highways and Transportation Design and Delivery document - which together will provide developers, landowners and applicants with holistic design principles, guidance and good practice.

The council will run 23 public drop-in events at venues across Northumberland during February and March - and the details of these will be available online and in a leaflet delivered to homes and businesses in advance of the drop-in events. The plan will also be available in local libraries and information centres across Northumberland, and comments can be made online or in writing to the council’s planning policy team.

The Local Plan replaces the previous Core Strategy, withdrawn in July 2017. Find out more about the Northumberland Local Plan.

Northumberland County Council is conducting a consultation with regard to reducing the level of council tax support for working age claimants in Northumberland.  

The consultation states that the council has a difficult financial situation to manage over the coming years and must make substantial savings of around £36m.  they have suggested that a small part of these savings could come from reducing the amount of financial help provided to residents on low incomes through the Council Tax Support Scheme.  Currently, of the 15,425 working age claimants in Northumberland, 12,010 receive 100% support and currently have no bill to pay.  If proposals are agreed they would affect all claimants. Almost every other local authority in the region has reduced its Council Tax Support in recent years at varying levels and if approved, Northumberland’s would be one the of smallest reductions in the North East.  It would also be one of the smallest Council Tax reductions in the whole country. 

The deadline for taking part in the consultation is 2nd November.

Take part in the consultation now: bit.ly/CTaxsupport18  

The North of Tyne Combined Authority has now been formally established and has published its vision which is available https://www.northoftynedevolution.com/economic-vision/

The Authority now regards the mobilisation of the devolution of the Adult Education Budget as one of its first priorities. To this end, two stakeholder events have been arranged as follows:

  • Wednesday 12 December 2018 - the national AEB devolution process
  • Wednesday 23 January 2018 - the North of Tyne approach to and timeline for AEB devolution

Both sessions will be held in the Council Chamber of Newcastle Civic Centre between 9.30am and 12.30pm (arrival and refreshments from 9am).  They will be facilitated by the Learning and Work Institute and representatives from both the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency will be in attendance.

The sessions are open events so please share these details with colleagues and other organisations.  They will be of particular interest to adult education providers who deliver learning to North of Tyne residents.  Other events are being planned to take place in the New Year that will explore the wider Inclusive Economy agenda.  Further details will be circulated shortly.

Places for both events should be booked with Julie Slesser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and will be reserved on a first come first served basis.

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We're launching a new magazine-style newsletter this month.

Our first issue is full of news about what we've been up to recently and also introduces you to all the members of our team, with a short bio on each. Four Corners will be published twice per year in July and March so along with our Annual Review, which is published in November, you can expect a publication every four months.

Download Issue 1 of Four Corners.

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