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Welcome to the May 2019 edition 

News Highlights

  • Charity Commission alert on cyber crime - read more
  • Care Quality Commission want to work with the local voluntary and community sector - complete the questionnaire here
  • VONNE Growth and Resilience 'Hear from a Peer' events - read more
  • Development of Safeguarding resources for the Third Sector - read more
  • Economic Justice for the North East event - read more
  • St Helen's Parish Centre Free Information and Advice event - read more

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:

Did you know....Volunteering is 'Time Well Spent'?

A quality volunteer experience is inclusive, flexible, impactful, connected, balanced, enjoyable, voluntary and meaningful

Find out more here


Meet the Funders 2019 - bookings now open

Our annual drop in Meet the Funders event will be taking place on Tuesday 16 July from 10am - 1pm at Spennymoor Town Hall with the opportunity to speak to funders and DCA's specialist staff. Read more



New Community Development Workshops

During May and June we are running some new workshops- Understanding Safeguarding for Trustees within the Voluntary Sector, Developing your Volunteers Induction Process and Completing a Funding Application - Bring your Projects to Life! Read more


Volunteer Celebration Event 2019

To celebrate Volunteers' Week, DCA are inviting volunteers from organisations across County Durham for the opportunity to get together and share afternoon tea on Tuesday 4th June at Spennymoor Town Hall; we would like to extend this invitation to a volunteer co-ordinator/group organiser and up to 2 volunteers from each organisation. Book your places here 

Volunteer Recruitment Fair

We are also holding another celebration event during Volunteers' Week on Friday 7th June in Durham Market Place - come along and find out how you can help your community through volunteering. Over 30 organisations looking for volunteers are attending the fair and one to one support from the County Durham Volunteer Centre will be available to help you find the right opportunity. Read more


Congratulations Pioneering Care Partnership on achieving the County Durham Volunteer Kite Mark

The Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), a leading charity whose mission is health, wellbeing and learning for all, has recently been awarded the County Durham Volunteering Kite Mark. Read more


Launch of the Taste Durham Welcome Packs

The Durham Food Hub, hosted by DCA, is launching Taste Durham Breakfast Welcome Packs to self-catering accommodations through Visit County Durham. It has been designed to introduce people to fantastic food and drink that's crafted here in County Durham and includes produce from local bake houses, kitchens, coffee companies and farms. Read more


Introduction to Innovation for the VCSE Sector

VONNE are running their fourth free introductory session on innovation for the VCSE sector in Durham on 19th june in partnership with DCA. The half day session will be led by innovation expert Michale Coates, MD of Protostar. Read more 




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