Women's Spring Lunch 2017

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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22 June 2017

£5,000 boost for appeal to restore arson-hit play area

PLANS to restore a park play area following an arson attack have been given a £5,000 boost.

19 June 2017

CDCF Chief Executive's pride at being awarded CBE

CDCF's Chief Executive Barbara Gubbins, says she is “proud, humbled and thrilled” after being awarded the CBE.

Barbara Gubbins CBE

30 May 2017

CDCF is recruiting!

CDCF is currently recruiting for a Business Support Manager and Donor Services Manager. Both roles are to be based at the Durham offices of CDCF.

04 May 2017

Tribute to Trustee, Brian Manning

CDCF has paid tribute to one of its trustees who has died after a short illness.

Brian Manning

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