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Welcome to the June 2019 edition 


County Durham celebrates Volunteering and draws in the crowds

During a special week of activity to mark Volunteers' Week, DCA held a Volunteering Celebration and Volunteer Fair to celebrate and recognise the contribution volunteers make to our communities every day. Read more


Summer Community Development Workshops

Our Community Development Workshops will continue to run throughout the summer covering topics including Social Media, GDPR, Protecting Finances, Completing a Funding Application, Trustee Responsibilities, Developing your Volunteers Induction Process and Safeguarding. Read more 



DCA teams join Blind Life in Durham New Age Kurling Competition

Two teams from DCA joined in the Blind Life in Durham annual blind awareness New Age Kurling Competition - a fun fundraising event held at Wolsingham Community Sports Centre. Our enthusiasm outweighed our talent but we had a great night nevertheless! Read more





Third Sector Trends in the North 2019

We would like to invite you to take part in this 10 year study of the voluntary and community sector which is now running right across the North of England. Using the findings, Durham University will build a picture of how organisations and groups work, how they get their resources and how they are planning to work in the future. Read more 

County Durham gives generously!

Peter Samsom, a well known member of the Growing Durham team at DCA has committed to the Ration Challenge, which means living on the food rations which would be provided for a Syrian refugee for one week. So far, he’s raised over £2,000 in sponsorship. Read more


Congratulations to DCA's Charlotte and Isla 

As part of the Adults Learning Skills Service Community Learning programme, two of our team Charlotte Linton and Isla Ballard participated in Durham Learn and have achieved the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training. Well done to you both!


Breathing Space project celebrates funding success

Congratulations to Breathing Space, a church project that promotes wellbeing, who with support from Durham Community Action have been awarded nearly £80,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund's Reaching Communities programme which will enable the project to continue its work for a further 3 years. 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 Licensing

Did you know....that if you are running any form of community event or activity you may need a music licence or additional insurance?

Find out more here

News Highlights from across the sector

  • Get involved with Small Charity Week until 22nd June - read more
  • Stop Loan Sharks Community Funding 2019 - 2020 - read more
  • DCC Environment Awards now open for nominations - read more
  • Newton Aycliffe Young Adult Support Cafe open - read more
  • Auckland Youth and Community Centre job vacancy - read more
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