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Vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund

Aviva Community Fund

For over 100 years charities have provided essential support, advice, advocacy and training to Darlington's most vulnerable residents. However, the reduction of public sector funding and rising commercial rents will result in the forced closure of many of these vital organisations and community groups. Our One House Programme seeks to turn the tide of closure by transforming a once-used CVS (Council for Voluntary Services) building into central community centre fit for affordable multiple charity occupation and community access. The centre will not only be a base for several of Darlington's charities, but it will also expand community access, through use of training resource and meeting space. The centre will improve the overall journey for residents who will be able to access multiple support through one central location. Click Here to Vote

Youth Employment Initiative

Are you 18-29? Are you currently NOT in education, employment or training? Read more

How we help

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Community Support Scheme (replacing the Social Fund)

Community Support Scheme

The Community Support Scheme is a discretionary scheme which exists to help Darlington’s most vulnerable qualifying residents. Read More

Citizens Advice is 2015 Charity of the Year

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Citizens Advice is 2015 Charity of the Year

In October 2015 Citizens Advice was named Charity of the Year in the Charity Times Awards.

Your Money Smart

Your Money Smart logoA personalised confidential budgeting web app from Darlington CAB. Try it here.

Annual Report 2014 / 2015

Front cover of our Annual Report 2013 / 2014 Check out our Annual Report 2014 / 2015.

Benefit Cap Changes

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The Welfare Reform and Work Act (2016) introduces some changes to the benefit cap. These changes, which will take effect in autumn 2016, include changes to the benefit cap levels to £23,000 a year for couples with or without children and lone parents and £15,410 for single people without children in Greater London, and £20,000 and £13,400 respectively for those groups elsewhere in Great Britain. They also include additional exemptions for recipients of Guardian’s Allowance, Carer’s Allowance and Universal Credit claimants who receive payments towards carer’s costs. For more information about the benefit cap changes please visit

Pension Wise

Pension Wise is a new government service that will help you an make informed and confident decisions on the new freedom over how you take money from your pension pot. Read more.


Volunteer with us

A hand drawn heart Volunteers are at the heart of our service helping thousands of residents and workers of Darlington each year, providing them with Advice, Information and Advocacy. We have invested time and resources in ensuring that we are able to offer a wide breadth of volunteer opportunities and career pathways.  Click here to find out more.

Information charter

Our information charterView our information charter to find out what you can expect when we ask for, or hold, your personal information.