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County Durham Community Foundation provides grants that make a genuine difference to the lives of local people. We manage charitable funds donated by local individuals, families, businesses and trusts, building up a source of long-term support for the community and acting as the vital link between donors and local needs, enabling people to achieve far more than they could by themselves.

We are dedicated to helping communities grow by creating opportunities and tackling issues of disadvantage and exclusion.

Keep up to date

25 July 2017

Soaring Success

CDCF is supporting a campaign to rebuild the population of red kites in the North-East.

Red Kites Project

04 July 2017

New Chairman announced for County Durham Community Foundation

County Durham Community Foundation, which has given out more than £34m to good causes over 22 years, has unveiled its latest chairman

James Fenwick

22 June 2017

£5,000 boost for appeal to restore arson-hit play area

PLANS to restore a park play area following an arson attack have been given a £5,000 boost.

Friends of South Park

19 June 2017

CDCF Chief Executive's pride at being awarded CBE

CDCF's Chief Executive Barbara Gubbins, says she is “proud, humbled and thrilled” after being awarded the CBE.

Barbara Gubbins CBE

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