Grants for Individuals

County Durham Community Foundation manages a number of funds which are for the benefit of individuals.

To help you decide which fund is best for you, we have grouped the different funds into five main categories. When you click on to a category you will find a brief description of each fund relevant to that category along with advice on which application form you would need to complete in order to apply.

If you are eligible for funding from more than one fund, you still only complete one application form as we often allocate from multiple funds under the one grant award.

Please note that you can only apply for one category at a time.

Please note that our on-line application forms are supported by the latest Browsers - Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 9, 10, and 11, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Should you have any difficulties downloading any of our forms please click here for further information. If problems persist please contact our office on 0191 378 6340.

Grants available

FUND NAME THEME GRANT SIZE ELIGIBLE AREAS HOW TO APPLY

Durham County Cricket Club Youth Trust Fund - Individuals

Funding available for individuals who require financial help in order to achieve their potential as a young cricketer.

Up to £500

Between the River Tyne and the River Tees

Apply Online

Grant Guidelines

Durham Johnston Educational Fund

Supporting pupils (past and present) aged 24 or under, of select secondary schools in Durham City.

£100 - £250

Durham City - please refer to guidelines for more information.

Read the Grant Guidelines

Read Help with the Online Form

Apply Here

DurhamWorks 12 month funding

DurhamWorks Learning Working Earning Programme is to support unemployed individuals aged 16-24, engaged on the DurhamWorks programme.

This programme is now closed for new applications

On first entering DurhamWorks individual must have resided in County Durham.

DurhamWorks First Report

DurhamWorks Second Report

DurhamWorks Final Report

DurhamWorks Early End to Contract Form

DurhamWorks 6 month funding

DurhamWorks Learning Working Earning Programme is to support unemployed individuals aged 16-24, engaged on the DurhamWorks programme.

Up to £3,000 towards salary costs only

On first entering DurhamWorks individual must have resided in County Durham.

DurhamWorks 6month First Report

DurhamWorks 6month Final Report

DurhamWorks 6month Early End to Contract Form

Education and Skills

There are a variety of different funds in this category which enable people to access different types of education and training.

Apply Here

East Durham Learning Working Earning Programme

To support individuals aged 16 to 25 to gain employment by providing support for apprenticeships or work-based learning. The Programme will support applications from both Employees and Employers.

A maximum combined (employer/employee) grant award of £5,000

East Durham

Please note this fund is now closed - funding exhausted.

Hylton House and Specialist Support Fund

This category contains funds which help people who have a disability and are looking for a grant towards some specialist support and training.

Upto £1000

County Durham, Darlington, Gateshead, South Shields, Sunderland or Local authorities that made up the County of Cleveland.

Apply Here

Grant Guidelines

Young PCVC Community Safety Fund

The Fund is open to any young person aged from 9 - 18 year old living in County Durham or Darlington.

Up to £5,000

County Durham & Darlington

Apply Here

Grant Guidelines

Respite

If you have a long-term illness or disability or you are a carer for someone who does and you are looking for funding towards a respite break there may be a fund that can help you.

Upto £1,000

Apply Online

Read the Grant Guidelines

Sherburn House Fund Individual Hardship (Relief in Need)

The main focus of Sherburn House Charity’s function is to relieve need and hardship and distress in the North East of England.

Upto £300

North East

Apply here

Grant Guidelines