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Better Together VCS Forum

The Better Together VCS (Voluntary and Community Sector) Forum brings together senior representatives of larger or specialist VCS organisations with a countywide remit to share best practice and look for new opportunities to collaborate. 

The forum meets bi-monthly and is chaired by the VCS representative on the County Durham Partnership Board, Jo Laverick, Executive Director of Durham Community Action. Support for the forum is provided by Ian Hunter Smart in the County Durham Partnership Team - telephone 03000 263595 or email

Better Together Organisations

Click here to view a list of member organisations

Meeting Dates 2017

Click here to view the meeting dates and venues for 2017

Agendas and minutes of past meetings can be viewed here

Contact Information

Chair: Jo Laverick - VCS Representative on the County Durham Partnership Board and Executive Director of Durham Community Action

Telephone: 01388 742040 Email:

Secretariat/Support: Ian Hunter Smart - Voluntary & Community Sector Officer, County Durham Partnership Team, Durham County Council

Telephone: 03000 263 595 Email:

Agendas and Minutes

Download the agendas and minutes from the bi-monthly meetings here

Forthcoming Events

Click here for details of forthcoming events and how to book

Past Events

Click here for details of past Better Together VCS Forum events


Click here for a range of resources kindly provided by the Better Together VCS Forum members