News

DURHAM AND DISTRICT WOMEN'S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP NOVEMBER 2019 NEWS BULLETIN

5th Nov 2019

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

DCA DID YOU KNOW - GDPR

17th Oct 2019

Did you know that if your organisation has had a data breach, in some cases you only have 72 hours to report this to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)? Read more...

JOIN US FOR TRUSTEES WEEK 2019

17th Oct 2019

We are running a series of events to celebrate Trustees Week, an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people to get involved and make a difference. Read more...

VISIT COUNTY DURHAM PLEDGES SUPPORT TO LOCAL PRODUCE INITIATIVE

15th Oct 2019

Visit County Durham, through its destination food brand Taste Durham, has pledged support to a national sustainable food initiative through a VegCities takeover of Durham Farmer’s Market. Read more...

DCA SIGN THE PLEDGE TO CHANGE HOW WE ALL THINK AND ACT ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

10th Oct 2019

Durham Community Action has signed an employer pledge with Time to Change, the growing social movement run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness which supports people to open up to mental health problems Read more...

TRIBUTE TO KAREN LYNN-JONES

3rd Oct 2019

All of us at DCA have been very saddened by the news that our colleague and friend, Karen Lynn-Jones passed away this week. Read more...

ALTOGETHER GREENER AUTUMN 2019 NEWSLETTER OUT NOW

1st Oct 2019

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

SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS SEEKING COMMUNITY BUSINESSES

19th Sep 2019

The School for Social Entrepreneurs are on the hunt for community businesses all across the North East Region, as the application window for their 9 month long CBTU programme is now open until 27th November. Read more...

DCA DID YOU KNOW - ANNUAL RETURNS

19th Sep 2019

Did you know… all registered charities must complete an annual return (report) for the Charity Commission? Read more...

HALLOWEEN #PumpkinRescue

18th Sep 2019

Community groups planning Halloween events this year are being encouraged to include activities to help reduce food waste.   Read more...

SIGN UP TO THE SINGLE USE PLASTICS PLEDGE

18th Sep 2019

Could your community group stop plastic stirrers and straws or plastic cups? Could you encourage your users to carry a reusable shopping bag or swap to a reusable coffee cup? Read more...

ACRE VILLAGE HALL IMPROVEMENT GRANT FUND OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

18th Sep 2019

Our umbrella body ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) are managing a village hall improvement grant fund on behalf of DEFRA with support from the ACRE network members including Durham Community Action.  Read more...

DURHAM COUNTY COUNCIL COMMUNITY LED LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDING - CALL FOR PROJECTS

18th Sep 2019

CLLD is a new way of supporting local development projects using structural funds from Europe. It aims to increase employment and skills and social enterprise, and ensure that local people are involved in developing projects. Read more...

VILLAGE HALLS WEEK 2020 - JOIN THE CELEBRATION!

17th Sep 2019

Village Halls Week is a national celebration of village halls and community buildings, their volunteers and the services they offer their communities.  Read more...

DCA AUTUMN TRAINING BROCHURE LAUNCHED!

12th Sep 2019

We are delighted to launch our new training brochure with a wide range of introductory courses and community development workshops taking place between now and Christmas.  Read more...

ASPIRE WORK WITH DURHAM SAVERS TO HELP PEOPLE 'SWITCH AND SAVE'

12th Sep 2019

Aspire, a not-for-profit organisation based in Chester le Street, have seized the opportunity to work with Durham Savers, a Durham County Council supported initiative that enables and encourages people to ‘switch & save’ by changing their energy providers Read more...

DURHAM COMMUNITY ACTION WINS NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY HUBS PROJECT

5th Sep 2019

Durham Community Action is celebrating after being awarded £200,286 of National Lottery funding to deliver a three-year Community Hubs project. Read more...

COUNTY DURHAM LOCAL SAFEGUARDING ADULTS BOARD 2018/19 ANNUAL REPORT

29th Aug 2019

The County Durham Local Safeguarding Adults Board 2018/19 Annual Report is now available to download.  Read more...

IMPORTANT NEW LAWS PROPOSED FOR VOLUNTEERING AND CHARITIES

28th Aug 2019

The Government is currently consulting on new laws which could mean significant changes for charities and volunteering.  Read more...

THE PRINCE'S COUNTRYSIDE FUND'S INSPIRING NEW GUIDE HELPS TO GET RURAL COMMUNITIES UP AND RUNNING

1st Aug 2019

The Prince’s Countryside Fund – a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales to help the British countryside to flourish – has launched their Village Survival Guide, a vibrant manual filled with tips and advice on how to build a strong community. Read more...

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