CDCF staff

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

11 December 2017

NEW CEO Announced

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Michelle Cooper as our new Chief Executive.

Michelle Cooper

01 December 2017

Barbara Gubbins humbled by CBE

One of the North-East’s best-known community campaigners has been presented with the CBE for her dedication to the voluntary sector.

Barbara Gubbins, CBE

28 November 2017

“TOGETHER we can end the misery of fuel poverty.”

The Foundation’s Surviving Winter campaign launches today, with hopes that it will raise even more than previous years.

CDCF staff

23 November 2017

A swimming club with a rich history in friendship has launched an SOS for volunteers.

Durham Otters has been running for more than 30 years and caters for people of all ages.

Durham Otters Swimming Club

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