News

LOCAL CHARITY CHIEF APPOINTED TO A NATIONAL ROLE

19th Oct 2017

Newcastle CVS Chief Executive Sally Young has been appointed as Vice Chair of the NCVO board.  Read more...

COMMUNITY LEARNING COURSES

18th Oct 2017

We are running a range of community learning courses in November at Bowburn Community Centre.  Read more...

RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR SUBSIDISED BROADBAND

11th Oct 2017

Residents in County Durham who experience slow internet speeds are being encouraged to apply for subsidised broadband.  Read more...

UPDATED CHARITY GOVERNANCE CODE

10th Oct 2017

The updated version of the Charity Governance Code has now been published, setting out higher standards and urging larger charities to carry out external reviews every three years.  Read more...

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION TRAINING FOR PARISH COUNCILS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS

10th Oct 2017

County Durham and Cleveland County Training Partnership are running some trianing for parish councils and community groups across County Durham on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into force on 25th May 2018.  Read more...

PUPILS CELEBRATE £16,000 PLAYGROUND IMPROVEMENTS

10th Oct 2017

A giant storyteller's chair and adventure trail are brightening up playtime at a County Durham primary school. Read more...

BEREAVEMENT AND FUNERAL POVERTY RESEARCH

10th Oct 2017

You are invited to participate in a study being conducted relating to bereavement and funeral poverty. The aim of the research is to further understand how the change to Bereavement Support Payment may affect claimants and to consider the adequacy of the support available overall to bereaved families.  Read more...

NORTHERN HEARTLANDS COMMUNITY INITIATIVE FUND

10th Oct 2017

Northern Heartlands works with local communities to celebrate and increase their understanding and appreciation of their natural, industrial and cultural heritage. The current round of funding is now open until 31st December 2017 with grants of up to £5000 available (£10,000 in exceptional circumstances). Read more...

WELLBEING FOR LIFE BRINGS BACK COMMUNITY FESTIVE FAIR

5th Oct 2017

The Wellbeing for Life Service is bringing back the Bishop Auckland Community Festive Fair. Read more...

BOOKINGS OPEN FOR BUILDING FUTURE SUSTAINABILITY 2017 - 18

4th Oct 2017

North East Together: The Leaders Network for Social Change Inspiration. Collaboration. Mutual Support.will be running their Building Future Sustainability programme with Mark Butcher again from November 2017 to March 2018.  Read more...

HEALTHWATCH COUNTY DURHAM BREAST CANCER SURVEY

4th Oct 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Healthwatch County Durham would like to learn more about the experience of breast cancer screening services and if there is anything that can be improved.  Read more...

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

3rd Oct 2017

The October edition of the Durham and District Women's Cancer Support Group News Bulletin is now available. Read more...

BOOKINGS NOW OPEN FOR OUR 'FINDING COMMON GROUND' CONFERENCE

27th Sep 2017

Bookings are now open for our 'Finding Common Ground' conference for the Voluntary and Community Sector, and partners in County Durham on Friday 10th November from 10.00am - 4.00pm at Shotton Hall, Peterlee.  Read more...

CHECK OUT THE LATEST VOLUNTEERING NEWSLETTER!

26th Sep 2017

The latest County Durham Volunteering newsletter is now available to read. Read more...

THIRD SECTOR TRENDS STUDY FINDINGS

20th Sep 2017

The fourth edition of the ground-breaking study of the scale, dynamics and needs of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in North East England has been published. Read more...

AGE UK COUNTY DURHAM BEAT THE SCAMMERS PROJECT

19th Sep 2017

Beat the Scammers is a community information project developed by Age UK County Durham to help older people protect themselves from becoming victims of telephone-enabled crime.  Read more...

SENSING THE SEASONS MINDFULNESS WALKS

19th Sep 2017

Monthly 60 minute guided Mindfulness walks take place through Witton Dene, suitable for most abilities.  Read more...

LATEST ALTOGETHER GREENER NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE

19th Sep 2017

The autumn edition of the Environment Partnership newsletter is now available on the Environment Partnership website.  Read more...

LAST CHANCE TO COMPLETE RURAL COMMUNITY HUB RESEARCH SURVEY

13th Sep 2017

Durham Community Action, in partnership with Community First Yorkshire, was one of only three organisations to be awarded a research grant from the Power to Change Research Institute. Power to Change is a £150 million fund endowed with money from the Big Lottery to address social needs by growing community businesses in England.  Read more...

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS - DELVES LANE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION AND ST JOHNS CHURCH HALL MOORSIDE

13th Sep 2017

Durham Community Action (DCA) is currently delivering community development projects with Delves Lane Community Association (based in Delves Lane Village Hall) and St Johns Church Hall based in Moorside. Read more...

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