As lockdown begins to ease, many community venues across East Durham are considering how and when they can open up and resume activity safely. To help with reopening community centres and resuming activities the Trust have gathered a number of useful links and resources for our members on reopening safely. We will be updating this section of our site for members as regularly as possible.
You can find the links below:
- The latest Government guidance on the safe re-opening of community facilities can be found here - The latest Government guidance on 'volunteering safely' can be found here
- Guidance on completing a Risk Assessment and free downloadable templates can be found on the HSE website here
- VONNE have been collating up to date advice and access to the online community for NE VCSE organisations and fundraisers in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic. More information can be found on their website by clicking here
- For groups, centres and community associations in East Durham who may need additional resources or capacity to help with reopening Durham Community Action have been keeping a log of funding here - DCA have updated their Training and Share and Learn programme including a series of short, fully funded online workshops on Strategic Planning, Consultation and Engagement and Financial Management. Full details and booking information is available here
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511
WHAT WE DO
We help the communities of the former district of Easington which is made up 20 distinct areas, most of which are former Pit villages that continue to be hugely affected by deprivation following the closure of the Pits. We run a wide range of projects to help the community fight disadvantage including food parcels, telephone befriending for the socially isolated, helping people in the downward spiral of debt, supporting people to get the benefits they deserve, providing holiday activities with food, getting the disengaged engaged with the arts and more.