Belmont Community Association

Belmont Community Association

About us

Belmont Community Centre was opened in 1971 and is located in a very pleasant setting with fields and sports facilities surrounding it. Belmont Parish Council’s Office is housed within the Centre and our three meeting rooms, modern kitchen, sports hall and outside play area are well used by community groups.

BCA are grateful to the governors of Belmont Community School for entering into a Shared Use agreement which allows community access to their sports and drama facilities.
On both sites, BCA provides affordable space for community groups in which they can meet, host recreational activities and organise celebratory events.

We work closely with councillors, Durham Area Action Partnership and Durham Community Action.

If you would like to create your own group or join an existing group, please contact us.


Belmont Community Association converted to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (charity No 1177041) on 1 January 2019, having previously been an unincorporated charity (charity No 520726). It is run by Trustees who are tasked with managing BCA’s resources and providing accountability. Current Trustees are:
Erika Denholm (Chair), Phil Jackson (vice chair), Peter Corbett (Secretary), Mick Bennett (Treasurer), Joe Knight, Patrick Conway, Eileen Finlay, Mandy Stagg, Stephen Laverick, Anne Corbett.

More information about Belmont Community Association, can be found in our BCA Constitution, BCA annual report & statement of accounts 2020, BCA safeguarding Policy,Internet_policy and Data Protection Policy.

Equality Statement

Belmont Community Association is firmly committed to diversity and equality in all of its activities. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity within our Association and with partners. We recognise that the strength of the Association is built on the understanding of individual strengths and differences and seeks to respect these. We recognise that certain groups and individuals in society are disadvantaged because of discrimination experienced. We seek to ensure that our Association respects and includes everyone and that no user, partner, employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the basis of age, disability, marital status (including civil Partnerships), race, religion or belief, sex (including gender reassignment) sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, trade union membership, political views or affiliations.

Trustees and the Community Development Manager celebrate the award of Hallmark 3 in October 2019


BCA is proud to have been awarded a Hallmark standard at the highest level , for the second time, after being examined on its governance, safety, community and social awareness, forward planning and development.