Hambleton Community Action is a registered charity that offers a number of services for the local community including volunteer befriending and carer’s respite sitting schemes, a community car service and a Wheels 2 Work moped loan scheme. It also offers social activities, a shopping scheme and supported volunteering opportunities. Hambleton Community Action also provides advice, information and support to voluntary and community groups such as a community accounting service and regular newsletters.
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
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.