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Durham Community Action is recognised as the leading infrastructure organisation for County Durham; we provide advice, support and assistance to frontline groups operating in the Voluntary and Community Sector and to various communities of interest.

We operate across the whole of County Durham and enjoy national influence along with 37 other county-based organisations working across rural England to help communities to help themselves through our membership of ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) 

Our staff work closely with groups and with individual volunteers to identify their needs, help find resources and provide the support and encouragement that local people need to make things happen for themselves.

We are a registered charity (no. 229119) and a company limited by guarantee (no. 309329). We are managed by a board of trustees to ensure that the organisation meets its objectives, is stable, financially sound, and is well managed.  We currently have eleven trustees, all volunteers; one-third of trustees retire by rotation each year and are eligible to stand again should they wish to do so.