Community Development Workshops

Durham Community Action are running a series of community development workshops for village halls and community buildings committees, volunteer led organisations and community groups based on topics we regularly receive enquiries about:

Completing a Funding Application – Bring Your Project to Life! 

This is a practical session with specialist support to complete funding applications. Come along with a project idea to allow us to help you research suitable funders and complete the relevant applications.

Monday 16th March 1.00pm - 4.00pm


Developing your Volunteers Induction Process

This workshop is aimed staff / volunteers who are responsible for volunteer management. This is a practical session which covers how to introduce volunteers to your organisation, developing an induction programme for volunteer roles, the support system and appropriate paperwork to use.

Friday 27th March 10.30am - 12.30pm 


Understanding GDPR for Voluntary and Community Organisations

This practical workshop will cover what personbal data is, ways to establish how much personal data to process, understanding the lawful bases to process data and identifying what needs to be included in your GDPR policy. 

Monday 24th February 10.30am - 12.30pm


Getting Started on Facebook

This practical session will cover the importance of using Facebook for your community group, explain the difference between groups and pages, practical support to set up an account and update Facebook with posts and events and guidance to manage your privacy settings and editing.

Tuesday 11th February 10.30am - 12.30pm


Protecting your Charity’s Finances                                                                                          

This is a practical session on recording your accounts; topics will include keeping basic payment and receipt accounts, cashflow and restricted funds.

Friday 13th March 10.30am - 12.30pm


Understanding Safeguarding for Voluntary and Community Organisations   


The workshop will include understanding your responsibilities and developing a safeguarding policy.

Tuesday 3rd March 10.30am -,12.30pm


Grow your Community Group using Social Media

This practical session will cover understanding the different social media platforms, how to use social media to develop your community group, developing your social media strategy and managing your privacy setting and editors on the different platforms.

Friday 6th March 10.30am - 12.30pm


Understanding Trustee Responsibilities for Good Governance

This workshop will include understanding your responsibilities as a trustee to ensure you are following governance best practice. 

Tuesday 28th January 10.30am - 12.30pm


All courses will take place at the Durham Community Action offices – 9 St Stephen’s Court, Low Willington, Crook, Co. Durham DL15 0BF.

All courses cost £25.00 per person except Completing a Funding Application – this session is 3 hours and costs £35.00 per person. All courses can be booked by using the links above. 

For more information please contact Tara Hallimond on 01388 742040 or email