Community Learning 

Durham Community Action regularly run community learning courses as outlined below.

Trustee and Good Governance

Friday 26th April 9.30am - 3.00pm

This 5 hour non-accredited course will look at good governance and the role of trustees in it, including the long term direction of the organisation, its objectives or purposes, implementing policies and activities to achieve objectives, complying with legal requirements and accountability.

" Really informative, engaging and interesting."

Managing Finance and the Role of the Treasurer

Tuesday 30th April 9.30am - 3.00pm

This 5 hour non accredited course will explore the legal requirements on the organisation to plan for the future so that it can meet its aims, identify any risk to protect the assets and resources, have a strong internal financial control policy and identify reserves. It will also look at the role of Treasurer as a watchdog over all aspects of financial management. 

" Very informative and thorough with scope to ask questions and discuss individual situations."

Introduction to Managing Volunteers  

Thursday 9th May 9.30am - 3.00pm


Friday 17th May 9.30am - 3.00pm

This 5 hour non accredited course will explore the good practice that exists in managing volunteers including supervision, support, paying expenses, policies, safeguarding, role descriptions, agreements and open recruitment processes. 

" It has increased my knowledge and made me more confident in managing volunteers."

Attracting New Business     

Tuesday 14th May 9.30am - 3.00pm 

This 5 hour non accredited course will look at the basic tools that can be used to find your unique selling point, generate new ideas, get the message across to the public and the marketing resources that can be harnessed to attract new business to community buildings/groups.

" Excellent tutors and very helpful advice."

Managing Risk – Data Protection, Safeguarding and other Risk Factors   

Tuesday 21st May 9.30am - 3.00pm

This 5 hour non accredited course will explore the main risks (e.g. data protection, safeguarding) that a community organisation needs to review and will provide information on how to assess these risks then mitigate the risk factors.

"Really enjoyed the course; the tutors were amicable and approachable and answered all questions."

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

For more information, or to register your interest, please contact Allison McAlroy on 01388 742040 or email

These courses are fully funded.

Trustee and Good Governance

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Managing Finance 

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Managing Risk 

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Attracting New Business

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Introduction to Managing Volunteers

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