News

DCA DID YOU KNOW - KEEPING YOUR PERSONAL DATA SAFE

17th Jan 2019

Did you know that the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) have released more detailed advice about using encryption to keep the personal data you hold safe? Read more...

DURHAM COMMUNITY ACTION JOINS THE NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF RURAL COMMUNITIES

17th Jan 2019

National charity Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and their 38 member organisations, including Durham Community Action, are running a week long campaign. Read more...

HEALTHWATCH COUNTY DURHAM INFORMATION AND LISTENING EVENTS FOR VASCULAR SERVICES

15th Jan 2019

Healthwatch County Durham and Healthwatch Darlington are hosting a number of information and listening events about vascular services in County Durham. They have been asked by NHS England to facilitate these events to capture the views of patients and the public about improving the experience of services. Read more...

COALFIELDS COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROGRAMME (ENGLAND) NOW REOPENED FOR NEW ENQUIRIES

19th Dec 2018

The 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. Read more...

FLOODING INFORMATION FOR THOSE RUNNING COMMUNITY BUILDINGS

18th Dec 2018

The Environment Agency have produced some information on flooding for those running community buildings.  Read more...

IS YOUR BOILER OFF HELP SCHEME IN NORTH DURHAM

11th Dec 2018

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service are working together with the local authority in North Durham to keep you warm this winter. Read more...

POWER TO CHANGE TRUST NEXT GENERATION GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY ENERGY GROUPS

11th Dec 2018

The Next Generation learning and mentoring scheme offers a range of professional expert support to community energy groups at no cost. The fund will provide grants of up to £100,000 to ten community energy groups to work on new business models for community energy in their area. Read more...

HIGH SHERIFF YOUTH AWARDS SCHEME 2019

5th Dec 2018

The High Sheriff Youth Awards Scheme, managed by County Durham Community Foundation, makes annual awards in recognition of groups in the community who encourage useful and beneficial pursuits for local young people.  Read more...

DURHAM AND DISTRICT WOMEN'S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP NOVEMBER NEWS BULLETIN

4th Dec 2018

The latest news bulletin is now available to download.  Read more...

COUNTY DURHAM SAFEGUARDING AWARENESS WEEK 2018 BRIEFING PAPER

27th Nov 2018

In County Durham from Monday 26th to Friday 30th November, the Local Safeguarding Children's Board and the Safeguarding Adults Board are holding a Safeguarding Awareness Week, with a range of events taking place and sharing of messages about their key themes on their website and social media channels. Read more...

CONGRATULATIONS TO WILLOW BURN HOSPICE ON ACHIEVING THE COUNTY DURHAM VOLUNTEERING KITEMARK

15th Nov 2018

Willow Burn Hospice, a local charity, which provides specialist patient focused palliative and end of life care and support to patients’ families in Derwentside, has recently been awarded the County Durham Volunteering Kite Mark. Read more...

DCA DID YOU KNOW - YOUR ANNUAL RETURN

14th Nov 2018

Did you know that if you are a registered charity, you have a legal requirement to update your details with the Charity Commission or complete your annual return at the end of your financial year? Read more...

FIND OUT ABOUT COUNTY DURHAM SAFEGUARDING AWARENESS WEEK 26TH - 3OTH NOVEMBER

14th Nov 2018

This year, the Durham Local Safeguarding Children's Board and the Safeguarding Adults Board are holding a Safeguarding Awareness Week between Monday 26 and Friday 30 November.  Read more...

CONSULTATION LAUNCHED ON PROPOSALS TO CHANGE 7 DAY ACCESS TO PRIMARY CARE SERVICES IN DURHAM DALES. EASINGTON AND SEDGEFIELD

13th Nov 2018

On Wednesday 7th November 2018, NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG launched a six week formal public consultation on proposals to change 7-day access to primary care services. Read more...

GET READY TO CELEBRATE #VILLAGEHALLSWEEK IN 2019!

7th Nov 2018

The second national #VillageHallsWeek will take place from Tuesday 22nd to Monday 28th January 2019 and we would love you to join in! Read more...

TECHNOLOGY SURVEY FOR SMALL VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS

31st Oct 2018

IVAR giving away eight £50 gift cards and a free 30-minute digital consultation for participants of a survey exploring how the use of technology could help smaller voluntary organisations to address challenges they face in the delivery of their services.  Read more...

PROTECT YOUR CHARITY FROM FRAUD - UPDATED GUIDANCE FROM THE CHARITY COMMISSION

31st Oct 2018

The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on fraud - how to spot it and what you can do to protect against it.  Read more...

DCA DID YOU KNOW - REVIEWING YOUR GOVERNANCE

18th Oct 2018

Did you know it’s recommended that you review your organisation’s governance (constitution) annually? Read more...

INTRODUCTION OF COUNTY DURHAM AND DARLINGTON NHW ASSOCIATION

17th Oct 2018

County Durham and Darlington NHW Force Association assists with the creation, development and support of Neighbourhood Watch Associations and Groups across County Durham and Darlington to promote good citizenship and greater public awareness, increase public participation in the prevention and detection of crime, reduce the fear of crime, improve police/partnership/community liaison and increase community partnership with recognised authorities and other relevant organisations. Read more...

STROKE REHABILITATION SERVICES - ENGAGEMENT

9th Oct 2018

The three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) covering County Durham and Darlington are looking to gather the views from patients who have experienced a stroke and / or their families/carers, to help us to provide a service that delivers care closer to home where possible and more continuity of care. Read more...

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