What we do

Hambleton Community Action offers support, information and advice to voluntary and community groups. Our services include training events and workshops, regular newsletters including funding articles, loan of fundraising equipment, independant examination of accounts, voluntary sector network meetings, hot-desking and office services. To find out more about the support we offer please click here

We also offer a variety of services for the local community:

Community Visiting Circle
Com Car
Wheels 2 Work circle

We also support volunteering and offer a range of advice services for organisations who involve, or are hoping to involve volunteers and businesses seeking to develop employee volunteering.


“You can expect the Hambleton Community Action team to be welcoming, responsive and resourceful. They are experienced and their working partnerships have a long reach when it comes to assisting you with a wide range of activities.”

Malcolm Ashman, Hambleton & Richmondshire Mental Health Support

Our History

Founded in 1979, Hambleton Community Action was previously known as the Northallerton & District Voluntary Service Association (NDVSA). NDVSA registered as a charity and was first housed in Northallerton Library.

Our remit was to support the development of new voluntary groups to fill gaps, support existing organisations and promote liaison between the voluntary sector and statutory agencies. These objectives remain relevant today.

In 1994 we moved to our current premises at Community House and have been here ever since. In July 2016 we re-branded under the new name Hambleton Community Action to better reflect the support and geographical area we serve. At the same time, we changed our status to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.