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NEW COUNTY DURHAM VOLUNTEER PLATFORM WEBSITE NOW LIVE FOR ORGANISATIONS!

14th Jul 2020

The new County Durham Volunteer Platform website countydurhamvolunteering.org.uk is now live for organisations!  Read more...

£45 MILLION OF NATIONAL LOTTERY COVID FUNDING FOR EXPERT PARTNERSHIPS TO SUPPORT THE MOST VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES

14th Jul 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund announced on 13th July it is working alongside five expert partnerships to ensure almost £45million (£44.85million) of National Lottery funding reaches communities most vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19. Read more...

FUNDING STILL AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND COVID COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND

13th Jul 2020

There is still funding available from The National Lottery Community Fund COVID Community Support Fund which they are delivering on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Read more...

SAFEGUARDING RESOURCES AVAILABLE FROM COUNTY DURHAM SAFEGUARDING ADULTS BOARD

2nd Jul 2020

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DURHAM SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN PARTNERSHIP - REFERRAL FORM UPDATED

25th Jun 2020

Durham Safeguarding Children Partnership have amended their Children's Services Safeguarding Referral Form.  Read more...

SMALL CHARITY BIG IMPACT - SPOTLIGHT ON JUST FOR WOMEN

18th Jun 2020

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LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN - GETTING BACK TO BUSINESS AS USUAL

18th Jun 2020

As we enter the next phase of the COVID-19 crisis many of you will be making plans and putting things in place, in order to continue to adapt and reopen your services, when it is permitted and safe to do so. Read more...

HELPING SPENNYMOOR THROUGH THE COVID-19 CRISIS

18th Jun 2020

A group established in Spennymoor to help those most in need during the COVID-19 crisis has received funding from our County Durham Community Foundation/DCA COVID-19 Response Volunteering Micro-Grant programme to purchase t-shirts for their volunteers so that they are easily identifiable to the people they are supporting. Read more...

SMALL CHARITY BIG IMPACT - SPOTLIGHT ON FISHBURN YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTRE

18th Jun 2020

Fishburn Youth and Community Centre, based in a small mining village in East Durham, plays a vital role in providing a range of social activities for its residents. The team who run the centre are very passionate and dedicated to supporting local people, and have demonstrated this, even through the Covid-19 crisis. Read more...

NEW COUNTY DURHAM VOLUNTEER PLATFORM - REGISTER YOUR VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

17th Jun 2020

The new County Durham Volunteer Platform website is nearing the end of its testing phase and we will be looking to launch the live site in July 2020. Read more...

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES WITH HEALTHY FOOD - FUNDING AVAILABLE

15th Jun 2020

Funding is available from Durham County Council for children, young people and families during the Summer Holidays in 2020. Read more...

THIRD SECTOR TRENDS IN NORTH EAST ENGLAND 2020

15th Jun 2020

The Community Foundation (serving Tyne and Wear and Northumberland) has released the latest Third Sector Trends study.  Read more...

SMALL CHARITY WEEK NORTH EAST 2020 - GET INVOLVED!

11th Jun 2020

Small Charity Week takes place from June 15th to celebrate and raise awareness of the essential work of the UK's smallest charities, organisations that make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the globe. Read more...

COMMUNITY ENERGY FORTNIGHT 2020 - BUILDING STRENGTH AND RESILIENCE

10th Jun 2020

Community Energy Fortnight is moving online this year and there are many events taking place for community energy organisations and supporters. The theme this year is how to #HarnessOurPower for a better future. More information can be found on the Community Energy England website Read more...

COVID-19 CRISIS CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT FOOD

21st May 2020

A YouGov survey commissioned by the RSA’s Food Farming and Countryside Commission (FFCC) and The Food Foundation charity in April found that over 19 million people in the UK were cooking more from scratch since lockdown, 17 million were throwing away less food and  42% of people said they valued food more than before.   Read more...

LOCAL COMMUNITIES MAKING A DIFFERENCE

21st May 2020

The COVID-19 crisis hasn’t stopped volunteer-led organisations from being the go-to organisation in their communities and continuing to participate in Durham Community Action’s Community Hubs Development Programme. Read more...

VOLUNTEERS' WEEK 1ST - 7TH JUNE 2020

20th May 2020

Volunteers Week is fast approaching and although we may not be able to celebrate in the same way as we have in previous years, we believe that volunteers should still get recognition for their contributions Read more...

ONLINE SHARE & LEARN MEETING - PROTECTING YOUR ORGANISATION DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

18th May 2020

The Durham Community Action Share and Learn Network is a network of community organisations who run local buildings and local services. Regular meetings take place and focus on various topics including governance, funding and compliance.  Our first online meeting is coming up so please come along and join us to discuss Protecting your Organisation during the Coronavirus Crisis. Read more...

FREE ONLINE SAFEGUARDING WORKSHOP FOR VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS

14th May 2020

This online workshop is taking place next week for Voluntary and Community Organisations. Read more...

FREE DIGITAL INNOVATION SUPPORT - NEW PROGRAMME LAUNCHED

4th May 2020

To help the VCSE sector make the most of online tools at this difficult time, innovation expert Michael Coates, MD of Protostar, has created a free programme of support for VONNE. Read more...

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