20th Anniversary

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

03 November 2015

British luxury brand Burberry teams up with County Durham Community Foundation

An exciting new partnership has been formed between British Luxury brand Burberry and County Durham Community Foundation.

Burberry Partnership

20 October 2015

Northumbrian Water lights up Staindrop!

Scarth Memorial Hall in Staindrop has received an illuminating donation of 2,300 from Northumbrian Water.

Scarth Memorial Hall Standrop

21 September 2015

East Durham Learning Working Earning Programme now open!

The East Durham Learning Working Earning Programme is now open for applications.

Learning Working Earning

18 September 2015

Trustees get fit for charity

The board of trustees of County Durham Community Foundation took part in a special photo opportunity this week.

Trustees get fit for charity

The story so far...


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