Pauline Bishop, CEO Sherburn House and Barbara Gubbins, CEO County Durham Community Foundation with

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.

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02 February 2017

New Volunteer Fund launched today

A special fund to help community organisations to take on volunteers will be launched this week by County Durham Community Foundation.

04 January 2017

NEW Youth Social Action Fund

New Fund to raise the level and quality of youth social action involving activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering.

Youth Social Action Fund

03 January 2017

Sherburn House Partnership benefits community

A CHARITY providing vital support for elderly people in the North-East will be strengthened by an “exciting” new partnership in 2017.

Sherburn House

22 December 2016

Dover Prize winners revealed

London based artists, Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson have been awarded this year’s Dover Prize.

Dover Prize Winners

The story so far...


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grants to local projects and


grants to Individuals