Associated Organisations

Transition Durham can not change the world by itself! If your organisation is already or aiming to fulfil the same visions and actions that we are, then maybe you would like to be an associated organisation. Benefits include a link from our website to yours, and promotion of your organisation to our members. Please contact us to enquire about becoming an associated organisation.

Abundant Earth

Abundant Earth is a local workers coop running courses in permaculture and craft skills and thus contributing to reskilling locals to develop their resilience and sustainability skills. They also manage a 15 acre smallholding near Durham, run an organic veg box scheme, sell craft products from raw materials on their site and contribute a chunk of time towards Transition Durham development. Continue reading →

Claypath Delicatessen

Claypath Delicatessen are a small independent cafe and deli with a large garden and polytunnel. They grow as much of their own fruit, vegetables and edible flowers as possible and are passionate about quality local produce. Continue reading →

Cooperatives North East

Transition Durham believes that the world would be a far nicer place if we got on with cooperating a lot more with each other. We also think that this extends to business and community action and legal structures so generally speaking we love coops and think they have a lot to offer when it comes to finding community owned solutions in our somewhat messed up world. Continue reading →

Durham Energy Institute

Durham Energy Institute (DEI) supports and produces cutting-edge research that tackles the societal aspects of energy technology through a unique interdisciplinary “Science and Society” approach. Continue reading →

Durham Exchange

Durham Exchange is a community currency system for people living in Co. Durham, UK, founded in 2001. In order to fully benefit from the system it is helpful to be able to come along to regular get-togethers and for that reason we only accept members from central Durham and surrounding areas. Continue reading →

Durham Free Software Skill-Share Project

The Durham Free Software Skill-Share project (dfs3 for short) is an informal collective which works towards increasing local computer re-use, building our community’s skills and enabling people to enjoy the advantages of a computer in their own home, regardless of wealth. Continue reading →

Durham Vegan Community Cafe

A small team of volunteers run a vegan ‘pop up’ community cafe once a month. We offer a choice of 3 hot dishes and vegan cakes/desserts, with the menu changing each month. We are not for profit, and run as an informal self-organising community group. We aim to give positive support for those currently following a vegan diet, give non-vegans the opportunity to try and talk about vegan food and diets, and provide a low cost City Centre dining option. Continue reading →

Empty Shop

Transition Durham loves Empty Shop. An excellent independent venue that has hosted some of our meetings and events and provided us with an empty shop of our own for a public event back in 2011.

Empty Shop CIC is a non profit arts organisation in the North East of England and based in Durham City. We formed in 2008 with the idea to provide a much needed and accessible platform for artists of all levels and backgrounds to produce exhibit and engage with art. As the organisation has grown we have developed into well rounded permanent fixture in the North East art scene. Continue reading →

Food Durham

Food Durham is the name for the County Durham Food Partnership. The Partnership is comprised of individuals from different sectors who have an interest in any and all matters relating to food – its provenance, environmental, social and economic impact, animal welfare, and food justice – i.e. the whole food system.  Continue reading →

Friends of Bearpark Woods

Bearpark Colliery Woods were created in 1995 on the site of the former Bearpark Colliery, about a mile to the west of Durham City. The Friends of Bearpark Woods were formed in 2014 and work to enhance the woods for wildlife and for the local community, working closely with the owners of the site, Durham County Council. Continue reading →

Fruitful Durham

Fruitful Durham are a coop and social enterprise that grew out of our previous working group – the Durham Fruit Group.

The Durham Fruit Group established a vision to have a fruit tree for every person who lives in Durham … that’s 40,000 trees! That way Durham residents would be able to access fresh, free fruit from their local patch. Continue reading →

Harehope Quarry

Harehope Quarry is a redundant limestone quarry and adjoining land in Weardale, Co. Durham.  The quarry is now run and managed by the Harehope Quarry Project, a workers’ co-operative.  Much of the work carried out by the Project is done voluntarily.  The Project aims to demonstrate a more sustainable way of living through its education and training programme and the management and development of the site.  The site comprises the quarry, the Tip End and Cave’s Batts field. Continue reading →

Low energy architectural practice

Low energy architectural practice (LEAP) uses a lovingly engineered architectural process to deliver highly resolved homes and refurbishments. Mark Siddall, the principal of the practice, has worked on 28 Passivhaus homes, 12 AECB Silver homes and 6 super insulated retrofits (which targeted an 80% reduction in carbon emissions). This experience firmly establishes the practice as Northern England’s leading Passivhaus Architectural Practice. Community self build and Cohousing are specific areas of interest for the practice. Continue reading →

Repute It

Our mission is to put you in control of a general-purpose computer which is a powerful tool, with environmental and social impacts that you can be proud of. Continue reading →

Wood Pile CIC

Transition Durham loves recycling and making the most of our local resources.

The Wood Pile Community Interest Company recycles wood from construction sites, their Wood Recycling Community Interest Company is based in Dragonville, Durham, supporting disabled and disadvantaged people into and towards employment. Continue reading →