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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...

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

6th Nov 2018

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

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...

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