Pauline Bishop, CEO Sherburn House and Barbara Gubbins, CEO County Durham Community Foundation with

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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09 March 2017

Fund launched to help cricketers of the future

An exciting new fund aimed at budding cricketers in County Durham is being launched today!

Geoff Cook and Barbara Gubbins

08 March 2017

Exciting Exhibition arrives in Durham City

An inspiring exhibition opened its doors last night at the Gala Theatre in Durham.

Barbara Gubbins CEO of County Durham Community Foundation, Vanessa Oxspring, People Dancing, Jo Cund

07 March 2017

Applications open for 150,000 Community Safety Fund

Community Groups and voluntary sector organisations have the opportunity to apply for a grant, thanks to a Community Safety Fund.

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06 March 2017

NEW Community Voices Fund open!

We have teamed up with Star Academy to offer Community Groups across County Durham and Darlington the opportunity to create their very own radio show.

Star Academy

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