Community Hubs Development Programme

Durham Community Action have been awarded a National Lottery Community Fund grant to work alongside organisations to deliver a Community Hubs Development Programme across the county. 

The aim of the project is to build resilience in communities through provision of well run and well led community spaces by:

- Ensuring trusted support is available for volunteers who carry responsibilities for managing these spaces

- Building a sustainable legacy of community venues and spaces for County Durham which reflects the geographical diversity and communities of the county

- Contributing to a strengthened infrastructure of thriving social and community opportunities and assets

A Community Hub will:

Develop new ideas to address and resolve local issues within the community

- Enable communities to support their own needs.

- Combat social isolation and loneliness

- Provide access to advice and other support services

- Build local support networks within the community

Our Offer

- A designated Development Officer to provide bespoke advice, information and guidance

- Help to undertake an organisational health check in both governance and finance

- Support to develop sustainable plans

- Opportunity to work towards quality marks

- Tailored training and development sessions for your trustees, staff and volunteers

- Small grants available (subject to specific partnership criteria, terms and conditions)

If you would like to find out more please contact us on 01388 742040 or email