Age UK Darlington

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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18 October 2017

CDCF CEO wins main award at The Alternative Business Awards 2017

CDCF CEO Barbara Gubbins CBE, wins main award at a night giving regional business a chance to show their fun side for charity.

Alternative Business Awards

29 September 2017

Football Club scores cash boost from legacy fund

A Football club is turning charity pounds into promising futures thanks to a cash boost.

Willington Football Club

22 August 2017

Training boost for volunteers aiding domestic abuse victims

A grant from CDCF is now helping the organisation to deliver a 12-week training programme for volunteers and student placements.

Domestic Violence

10 August 2017

Delivering much more than food…

A “Meals On Wheels” service has been given a £5,000 boost by CDCF. Pete Barron goes out on a delivery round to see why the service is so vital.

Meals on Wheels

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