L-R: Ron Hogg (PCVC), Ruth Ashton and Mel Metcalf (Durham Pride) and Barbara Gubbins (CDCF)

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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21 July 2016


The Dover Prize today is a 2-year bursary of £10,000 that will support excellence and experimentation in the arts and creative industries.

Stephen Wiper, Barbara Gubbins, Lesley Taylor and Greville Worthington

28 June 2016

Designer brand funding created jobs

A donation from British luxury brand Burberry in 2015 to County Durham Community Foundation has created employment opportunities in East Durham.

Margaret Vaughan, Sam Miller, Lloyd Quinney and Jamie Ferry

24 June 2016

Funding to help keep communities safe

Community Groups and voluntary organisations benefit from £150,000, of grant funding across the area.

L-R: Ron Hogg (PCVC), Ruth Ashton and Mel Metcalf (Durham Pride) and Barbara Gubbins (CDCF)

23 May 2016

Women’s Spring Lunch - an Epic Tale

County Durham Community Foundation's seventh ‘Women’s Spring Lunch’ at the Radisson BLU in Durham.

Guests enjoying their lunch

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