Welcome to our website! We’re just getting ourselves set up and are currently recruiting our first employees. We aim to begin running youth club sessions in Pittington, Sherburn and West Rainton from the beginning of April.

Durham Area Youth (CIO) is a new organisation to deliver services to young people in the Sherburn area and beyond to help them advance in life and relieve needs of young people through:

The provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interest of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life;

  • Providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.
  • The promotion of community participation in healthy recreation in particular by the provision of facilities for the playing of particular sports.

The organisation was created by trustees and other volunteers to provide youth services after the withdrawal of County Council funded youth work in West Rainton, to continue grant funded youth work in Pittington, to set up new youth work services in neighbouring villages such as Sherburn Village, and expand the range of partnerships, services and activities provided for the benefit of young people in the area.