Durham Voice Website


In 2011 The Cornforth Partnership was commissioned by Durham County Council to deliver Durham Voice. Since that time much has been achieved to strengthen partnership working, knowledge and information sharing between the public sector and the voluntary and community sector.

After a number of years providing information and representation for VCS and 3rd Sector organisations the commission from DCC has come to an end. This is disappointing, as it provided a valuable service to many organisations, especially those smaller organisations without paid staff or resources.

It has been a pleasure to provide this service and appreciate all the messages of thanks and support we have received.

After the closure of Durham Voice, the following web-links will provide access to the most frequently used information:

Access to Information and Advice Services

Advice in County Durham Directory   A guide to agencies accepting referrals through the AiCD portal

County Durham Families Information Service

Durham County Council

Locate – Care & Support in County Durham


Voluntary and Community Sector Support

Durham Community Action  Training and Support for community groups and volunteers

VONNE Strengthening the sector, supporting the region - including VCS job opportunities


Funding and Commissioning Information

County Durham Community Foundation  Grants to community groups and individuals

Durham 4 Community Funding portal for community groups

Durham Insight  Shared intelligence, research and knowledge base for County Durham

North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)

The local market for children's, adults, public health and housing services


Partnerships and Networks

Advice in County Durham  For information bulletins email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Area Action Partnerships

Better Together VCS Forum

County Durham Partnership

VCS Alliance - Developing the links between Durham County Council’s Children’s Services and the Voluntary and Community Sector. For information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Health & Wellbeing

Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG

Healthwatch County Durham

North Durham CCG

Wellbeing for Life


Crime Prevention

Durham Constabluary

Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner


Durham Safeguarding Children Partnership

Safeguarding Adults Inter-Agency Partnership