Introductory One Day Courses

Durham Community Action run these 5 hour non-accredited courses which are fully funded. The courses cover topics including good governance, managing volunteers, managing finance, developing your charity or community group and managing risk. 

Introduction to Managing Volunteers

This 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. 

Thursday 23rd January 10.30am - 3.00pm


Managing Finance and the Role of the Treasurer

This 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.

Wednesday 5th February 10.30am - 3.00pm


Trusteeship and Good Governance 

This 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.

Thursday 27th February 10.30am - 3.00pm


Managing Risk

This 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.

Tuesday 10th March 10.30am - 3.00pm


Promoting your Organisation for a Better Future   

This 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.

Tuesday 24th March 10.30am – 3.00pm


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

For any enquiries please contact Tara Hallimond on 01388 742040 or email