Wingate & station Family Town centre

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

23 August 2018

Bulmer Stone inspiration for Dover Prize exhibition

A piece of Darlington’s heritage and folklore was the inspiration behind a new exhibition opening at the town’s covered market.

Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson.

09 August 2018

Community foundations join forces in new Government-supported initiative to unlock historic funds to benefit North East England

A ground-breaking initiative in the Government’s new Civil Society Strategy to distribute inactive charitable funds to good causes

Joint partnership

31 July 2018

Renewable energy company hits major milestone

Two local wind farm funds have now awarded £300,000 to community groups in County Durham.

Wingate & station Family Town centre

06 July 2018

An ENERGY company has powered its grant giving to a £200,000 milestone.

More than 40 community groups in Durham benefit from wind farm community funds

The story so far...


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