Heart of Blyth

Closed 25 Apr 2021

Opened 16 Mar 2021


Blyth is already a strong and resilient town and we know you have some great ideas on how to make it even stronger. We have the opportunity to receive up to £300,000 to take action together to help Blyth get even stronger and we need your ideas about how we can do this.

The Heart of Blyth project is bidding for funding from the Health Fo​undation to take more action to create a stronger community.

We know that living in a strong community affects all aspects of our lives from our health and wellbeing to our local economy and the environment.

We have started a community conversation with organisations working in Blyth such as Northumberland County Council, Northumbria Police, and Community and Voluntary Action Blyth Valley as well as businesses, community groups and voluntary sector organisations.

We would like to ask you, people living and working in Blyth, to get involved too.

You have the local knowledge, perspective and passion for your town and know the strengths we can build on. You also understand the challenges and have ideas about how we could tackle them together.

We have learned from the COVID-19 response that if communities pull together, we can achieve amazing things.

This is a fantastic opportunity to shape how this funding could be used in your local community.

Let us know what you think by answering the following survey.

Once we have gathered your ideas, we, will develop a Heart of Blyth plan which we will tell you more about in May. This will be presented along with 11 other areas in England to national judges at the Health Foundation.

Five Local Authority applications will be selected in May 2021.

If we are successful in our bid, we will have up to £300,000 over the next 3 years to invest in actions to strengthen our community even further.

Even if we aren’t successful, the information we gather is important to help us learn from each other about how to work together so our communities stay strong in the future, we will still develop a plan, work in partnership and look for other sources of funding.


  • Anyone from any background


  • wellbeing