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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Funding and quality for Employability Durham

Find out about our programmes how we're funded.

Our programmes

Durham Advance

Durham Advance is a £4.33 million employment programme part funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. It gives job support to our residents aged 25 to 50 with a health condition or who are aged 50+. See our Durham Advance page for more information.


L!NKCD is a £4.58 million employment programme part funded through the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-20 European Structural Investment Funds Growth programme in England. The project is a partnership initially comprising of seven delivery partners; Employability Durham, DCC Housing Solutions, Karbon, Livin, Changing Lives, Bernicia and Northern Learning Trust. It gives job support to our residents who are aged 18+ with concerns stopping them looking for work. See our L!NKCD page for more information.


European Social Fund (ESF)

The ESF aims to support jobs, help people get better jobs and ensures fairer job opportunities. See our European Social Fund (ESF) page for more information.


  • We are committed to ongoing continuous professional development. All of our client facing mentors and advisers are annually externally assessed via an evaluation of professional practice and are individually committed to their own personal development. Our team are qualified to a minimum standard of Level 4 in Advice & Guidance.
  • Our programmes are externally and internally evaluated and audited with best practice and improvement always at the forefront of our delivery.
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In partnership with

  • Employability Durham
  • European Union - European Social Fund