Members from Age UK Darlington at their weekly Ukulele Class

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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29 November 2016

County Durham High Sheriff Awards Scheme 2017 Open for Nominations

We are delighted to advise that the County Durham High Sheriff Awards Scheme 2017 is now open for nominations.

Gerard Salvin - High Sheriff

21 November 2016

Street Dancer becomes Charity’s CEO for the Day

On Friday we took part in the Takeover Challenge, which saw organisations across the UK open their doors to young people to take over adult roles.

Brandon Holloway on a project visit to Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling Ltd

01 November 2016

£30 million milestone in grant-making

As CDCF "comes of age", it has been revealed that it has passed the £30m milestone in grants handed out to good causes.

Age UK Darlington

05 October 2016

NHS fund awards grants of over £100,000 to community health projects

Community groups and voluntary organisations have benefited from over £100,000 of grant funding to support community health projects.

Members from Age UK Darlington at their weekly Ukulele Class

The story so far...

£31,457,774

awarded as

8,258

grants to local projects and

4,121

grants to Individuals