News

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...

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

27th Sep 2018

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

ALTOGETHER GREENER AUTUMN 2018 NEWSLETTER OUT NOW

27th Sep 2018

The Autumn edition of the Durham County Council Environment Partnership is now available to download.  Read more...

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

25th Sep 2018

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them. Read more...

FREE VOLUNTEER PASSPORT COURSE IN BISHOP AUCKLAND

19th Sep 2018

Are you interested in volunteering in the Bishop Auckland area? We have a free Volunteer Passport course starting next Tuesday 25th September at Auckland Youth and Community Centre. Read more...

ST CUTHBERT'S HOSPICE RECEIVES COUNTY DURHAM VOLUNTEERING AWARD

18th Sep 2018

Congratulations to St Cuthbert's Hospice who have achieved the County Durham Volunteering Kite Mark, demonstrating that they meet standards to overcome barriers to volunteering and recognise the value of recruiting and retaining volunteers.  Read more...

SIR JAMES KNOTT TRUST OFFICE MOVE

13th Sep 2018

The Trust will be moving office on 17th September 2018.  Read more...

WORKING TOGETHER: VCS FORUM IN COUNTY DURHAM 2018 SURVEY

6th Sep 2018

County Durham needs your voice! If you work within the voluntary and community sector in County Durham, either as a professional or as a volunteer, we’d like to hear what you think about networking in the County and about how you support the people who use your services. Read more...

YOUR AREA ACTION PARTNERSHIPS NEED YOUR HELP...

4th Sep 2018

Over the years the Area Action Partnerships (AAP’s) have asked residents and partners to provide them with their thoughts on where their AAP should concentrate its work in the future.   Read more...

YOU CAN NOW SUBMIT YOUR 2018 CHARITY ANNUAL RETURN ONLINE

29th Aug 2018

Last year the Charity Commission consulted with the charity sector about the annual return for 2018. Based on the outcome of this consultation, they have introduced a tailored return for 2018. Read more...

ARE YOU LOOKING TO WORK WITH VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE OR ADULTS?

28th Aug 2018

Could you help and support them to develop independence while they share your home? Read more...

LOCAL CHARITY SUPPORTING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE RECEIVES COUNTY DURHAM VOLUNTEERING AWARD

23rd Aug 2018

A charity based in Tanfield Lea which supports children and young people across Stanley, has recently been awarded the County Durham Volunteering Kite Mark. Read more...

APPLY FOR A TESCO BAGS OF HELP GRANT FOR YOUR PROJECT

2nd Aug 2018

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CHARITY AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION RULES: CHANGES TO THE LAW

2nd Aug 2018

From 1st August 2018 charity automatic disqualification rules have changed. These include new disqualification reasons for trustees and some charity senior manager positions (chief executives and finance directors - and those in equivalent roles). Read more...

ACTIVE DURHAM SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AWARDS 2017-18 NOMINATIONS OPEN!

2nd Aug 2018

Exceptional work is happening in our communities to support local people of all ages and abilities to access sport and physical activity, and these local events seek to recognise the talent and commitment of individuals, coaches, volunteers, clubs and schools for their contribution over the year. Read more...

DCA STAFF CELEBRATE ACHIEVING ADVICE AND GUIDANCE QUALIFICATIONS!

1st Aug 2018

Seven of Durham Community Action's staff team have successfully achieved their Level 3 NVQ Certificates in Advice and Guidance.  Read more...

LOW-COST LAPTOPS AND PCS OFFERED TO CHARITIES

26th Jul 2018

Registered charities in County Durham are being offered low-cost laptops and PCs as part of a council-run recycling scheme. Read more...

FUNDING AVAILABLE FROM THE CLOTHWORKERS' FOUNDATION

26th Jul 2018

The Clothworkers’ Foundation awards capital grants to UK registered charities and not-for-profit organisations with an annual income of less than £15m through their Main and Small grants programmes. Organisations must demonstrate that the majority of their work fits with one or more of our programme areas which are set out below. Read more...

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