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COALFIELDS COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROGRAMME (ENGLAND) - UPDATED WARD LIST FOR NORTH EAST ENGLAND

11th Feb 2020

The areas covered by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust's Community Investment Programme England have recently been updated.  Read more...

DURHAM AND DISTRICT WOMEN'S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FEBRUARY 2020 NEWS BULLETIN

4th Feb 2020

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

NEW VCSE PARTNERSHIP TO CREATE A 'SAFER CULTURE NORTH EAST'

28th Jan 2020

We are delighted to be part of a new partnership between local infrastructure organisations that has been formed to help charities across the region to protect vulnerable people and will allow us to offer greater support around safeguarding to groups across County Durham. Read more...

CANNEY COMMUNITIES HOUSING NEED SURVEY

28th Jan 2020

Durham Community Action are supporting the CIC Canney Communities to undertake a Housing Needs Survey.  Read more...

VILLAGE HALLS WEEK 2020 - EVENTS ACROSS COUNTY DURHAM

16th Jan 2020

There are a number of events taking place across County Durham to celebrate the ACRE Network Village Halls Week 2020 which runs from 20th - 26th January and is an annual, national celebration of rural community spaces and the people whose time and dedication keep them going.   Read more...

WADDINGTON STREET CENTRE AWARDED THE TRUSTED CHARITY MARK LEVEL 1

16th Jan 2020

"Waddington Street Centre has recently been awarded the Trusted Charity Mark (TCM) at Level 1.  We’re absolutely thrilled about this and want to share a little bit about our reasons for going for it and the process we went through. We thought that might help others to decide if it would be right for them. Read more...

DCA DID YOU KNOW - SETTING UP A NEW GROUP

16th Jan 2020

Did you know Every week Durham Community Action deals with enquiries from people looking to set up a new small group. Sometimes the groups have been running informally for a while, are beginning to look for a little more funding and find that they now need to become more formal. Other times, people come to us because they want to provide a new service which they feel is missing in their community and are unsure how to go about it. Read more...

ALLIED WESTMINSTER WONDERFUL VILLAGES PHOTO COMPETITION - UPDATE

14th Jan 2020

The ‘Wonderful Villages’ photo competition has now been running for one month and DCA have been asked to circulate an update from Allied Westminster.  Read more...

WEST RAINTON AND LEAMSIDE NAMED DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR

14th Jan 2020

West Rainton and Leamside have been named Dementia Friendly Community of the Year at the National Dementia Friendly Awards ran by the Alzheimer’s Society. Read more...

HEALTHWATCH PHARMACY SERVICES SURVEY

14th Jan 2020

Every 3 years pharmacy services are reviewed by Durham County Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board in order to ensure that there are adequate pharmacy services in place across the County to meet the needs of the local population. Read more...

BLIND LIFE IN DURHAM RECEIVES COUNTY DURHAM VOLUNTEERING AWARD

19th Dec 2019

Blind Life in Durham received their Volunteer Kite Mark award at their AGM in October 2019 after successfully meeting standards to overcome barriers to volunteering, and recognising the value of recruiting and retaining volunteers. Read more...

FAMILY ACTION RECEIVES COUNTY DURHAM VOLUNTEERING AWARD

18th Dec 2019

Family Action, who run The Bridge Young Carers Service and Active Families in County Durham, has recently been awarded the County Durham Volunteering Kite Mark. Read more...

SUMMER IN THE CITY FESTIVAL - REQUEST FOR HELP WITH PLANNING

17th Dec 2019

DCA have been approached by the Durham Summer in the City Festival steering group to ask for your help in planning the future of the festival. Read more...

DCA DID YOU KN0W - STAYING SAFE AND LEGAL WITH FUNDRAISING

21st Nov 2019

Did you know there is plenty of guidance to help charities, fundraisers and trustees make important decisions about acceptance refusal or return of donations? Read more...

CONGRATULATIONS TO BELMONT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ON HALLMARK RENEWAL

21st Nov 2019

Belmont Community Association (BCA) has been awarded a Hallmark quality standard for village halls, at all levels, for the second time.  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...

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