Lifeline Community Action

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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15 February 2018

A young cricketer with hopes of turning pro has found the backing to play in South Africa.

A young cricketer with hopes of turning pro has found the backing to play in South Africa.

Alex McGrath

02 February 2018

Band play on thanks to 5k funding boost

A Treasured brass band has been saved by a successful bid to repair their instruments.

Murton Colliery Brass Band

24 January 2018

Oh What a Circus

A pioneering initiative using circus skills to bring smiles to faces in a North-East town has received a financial boost from CDCF

J.U.S.T in Stockton

17 January 2018

The Building a Stronger Britain Together Programme opens for a third round

The Building a Stronger Britain Together programme supports civil society and community organisations who work to create more resilient communities.

The story so far...

£36,888,515

awarded as

9,216

grants to local projects and

5,012

grants to Individuals