ryhope ca

About Us
Management Committee
Community Connectors
What's On
Activities at the Centre
Room Hire, Services & Booking
Durham Heritage Coast Partnership
Volunteering Opportunities

Vision Statement:

Ryhope Community Association aims to work with members of the local community to identify need, and using a community development approach, subsequently plans and delivers a broad range of social, leisure and educational opportunities that address the identified needs and promote community cohesion thereby enhancing the quality of life for local residents.

Welcome to Ryhope Community Association

Ryhope Community Association is a well-established voluntary organisation and a registered charity. It was established in 1975 by a group of local residents and to this day continues to be a locally managed organisation that serves the community of Ryhope.


Black Road




Telephone: 0191 5239371
Email: ryhopeca@aol.com
Driving Directions: https://tinyurl.com/ybhspl7k
Larger Map: https://tinyurl.com/y7mhmce3

Access to the building:

  • Free parking available nearby
  • Close to public transport (approx. 2 minutes)
  • Ramped access to front of the building
  • Chair stair lift to first floor
  • Adequate space for wheelchair movement in corridors and rooms

The main office and building sign-in is in the reception area on the ground floor




The Centre hosts over 40 leisure/activity sessions each week in addition to training/learning and leisure opportunities that take place periodically. To view details/times of our activities click here and our calendar is here

Facilities to hire include:

  • Two large halls with seating capacities of 180 (ground floor) and 200 (upper floor) seating capacities both have their own kitchen and toilet facilities
  • Multi-purpose room (ground floor) meetings, group work activities etc., for up to 30
  • Two small interview/counselling rooms used by agencies
  • Community IT Suite a fully equipped computer/learning suite with 16 workstations, interactive whiteboard and overhead projector


  • Sunderland City Council
  • C.I.S.W.O
  • Community Chest
  • Community Police
  • Community Foundation
  • Durham Heritage Coast Partnership
  • Gentoo
  • SIB - Strategic Initiative Budget
  • Blue Watch
  • To all our partners & funding agencies too many to name
  • Our Management Committee and volunteers for their commitment and support
  • Our members, without whom the project would not be a success




































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