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Our Impact

Our Impact

Making A Positive Difference: Our Impact


Connecting and collaborating underpins all HADCA's work and supports the delivery of three further themes: supporting local community and social action, 'Where To Turn' local information services and helping people stay safe and well at home supported by volunteers. 

Here are just some examples of the work we did in 2022-23:  

  • Supported 112 organisations to recruit volunteers for 293 different roles 
  • Connected 160 people at 13 network meetings
  • Kept over 1,000 community contacts and local organisations informed and up to date with our weekly e-bulletins 
  • Linked people to over 800 services and activities supporting wellbeing through our Where To Turn Directory
  • Enabled young people to give 200 volunteering hours to their community, through our Power of 10 Challenge 
  • Co-ordinated 46 Community Fit Stars giving 265 hours to help out 15 local community organisations

"HADCA supports everyone in the community. They are inclusive, diverse and passionate about everyone having the best opportunities and tools at their disposal to live a fulfilling life. We saw the need for HADCA over the Covid period - they have helped keep us all in touch and supporting each other through difficult times. The cost of living crisis is going to have an equally long impact."



Our HELP team 

  • Carried out 2,000 hours of practical tasks to keep people safe and well at home 
  • Gave 3,328 hours of befriending support
  • Made 6,778 journeys to help people get out and about
  • Provided 1,185 hours of support at vaccination sessions
  • Involved 139 volunteers giving 235 hours each week 


“Thank you very much for all the help you gave to me when your lovely volunteers came and decorated my bedroom. You have made a difference to my life, health and wellbeing.”


Growing local giving is vital for the future sustainability of our local voluntary and community sector. It has been brilliant to continue working with partners Two Ridings Community Foundation and North Yorkshire Council on the continued development of THE LOCAL FUND, with £78,176 given to 23 local projects in 2022-23. We have also supported THE LOCAL LOTTO which has raised over £260,000 for local good causes since it launched in 2018. 

 Our work would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our volunteers. Thank you to everyone who has supported HADCA during the year.

You can read our Impact Report here  (pdf file)  or as a flipbook here