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Welcome to the December 2018 edition 

News Highlights

  • Power to Change Next Generation grants for community energy groups - read more
  • High Sheriff Youth Awards Scheme 2019 - read more
  • 'Is your boiler off' help scheme in North Durham - read more
  • Environment Agency flooding information for those running community buildings - read more
  • Coalfields Community Investment Programme now reopened for new enquiries - read more



Introducing our new monthly feature

Each month we are going to focus on a specific topic to help with the running of your organisation.

This month we are focusing on New Year Training Opportunities

Did you know.....that we have a wide range of community learning courses and community development workshops for volunteer led organisations and community groups on topics we regularly receive enquiries about. 

For full details please visit our DCA Training page



Merry Christmas!

Our office is closing for the festive break at lunchtime on Friday 21st December and reopening on the morning of Thursday 3rd January. Best wishes for 2019 from all the team at Durham Community Action!



Save money on your heating fuel

OilCAN is a bulk buying heating fuel service offering County Durham and Northumberland residents, groups and businesses the opportunity to buy oil, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and coal at lower prices. The combined purchasing power of members helps them get the lowest possible prices for their heating fuels. Read more 


County Durham Volunteering Kite Mark achievements for British Red Cross and Aspire

Congratulations to these two organisations who have demonstrated that they give their volunteers a high quality, positive volunteering experience. Both organisations meet standards to overcome barriers to volunteering and recognise the value of recruiting and retaining volunteers. Read more



Get ready to celebrate #VillageHallsWeek in 2019!

The week-long celebration from 22 to 29 January is to say a collective 'thank you' to all volunteers who work tirelessly to keep community buildings and village halls open for the benefit of local residents. We are encouraging all community buildings to use this opportunity to promote yourselves and we can help with this. Read more



Food Durham Events

The Annual Gathering of Food Durham will take place on Wednesday 13th March at Durham University with Professor Mike Hamm as keynote speaker who will be talking about his research into Food Systems. On Wednesday 6th March Mary Clear from Incredible Edible Todmorden will be giving a talk at Bishop Auckland Town Hall at 7.00pm. Full details can be found on the Food Durham website here 


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