Award Winners

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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31 March 2016

Durham’s High Sheriff Rewards unsung heroes

People making a major contribution to community safety in County Durham have been recognised at the prestigious High Sheriff Awards.

Award Winners

30 March 2016

County Durham Community Foundation’s New Health Boost

Today we launched the latest round of NHS Health Improvement Fund.

Martin Wilson (Executive Director) Margaret Vaughan (CDCF) Tracey Dodds (participant) Simon Tarrant

11 March 2016

Award winning Afternoon Tea raises over £2,000

We recently hosted our first ever ‘Afternoon Tea’ recently with 100 guests attending the Rivergreen Centre in Aykley Heads.

Afternoon Tea

22 February 2016

Community Safety Fund set to help many more across the County

Following on from the successful launch of the County Durham and Darlington Community Safety Fund, the second round is now open for applications.

County Durham & Darlington Community Safety Fund

The story so far...


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