20th Anniversary

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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27 February 2015

County Durham Community Foundation and Sported join forces to help Skerne Park ‘high kick’ to success

Skerne Park Youth and Community Centre has been awarded £2,000 to get its High Kick programme off the ground.

06 February 2015

Youngsters launch 20th anniversary of CDCF

A year of celebration is launched today (Friday February 6 2015) as we reach our 20th anniversary of distributing millions of pounds to good causes.

20th Anniversary Launch

05 February 2015

£1.5m awarded to four Community Foundations

The region will benefit from a £1.5m special award from the Northern Rock Foundation as part of its final programme of work in 2015.

10 June 2014

Funding available for Training Courses

County Durham Community Foundation has funding available for individuals looking to receive short-term skills training which will lead to employment.

The story so far...


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