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27 October 2017

Blind cricket star bowled over by grant from County Durham Community Foundation

A remarkable young man’s dream of playing for England’s blind cricket team has been boosted by a grant from a charitable foundation.

Jake Ternent

18 October 2017

CDCF CEO wins main award at The Alternative Business Awards 2017

CDCF CEO Barbara Gubbins CBE, wins main award at a night giving regional business a chance to show their fun side for charity.

Alternative Business Awards

29 September 2017

Football Club scores cash boost from legacy fund

A Football club is turning charity pounds into promising futures thanks to a cash boost.

Willington Football Club

22 August 2017

Training boost for volunteers aiding domestic abuse victims

A grant from CDCF is now helping the organisation to deliver a 12-week training programme for volunteers and student placements.

Domestic Violence

10 August 2017

Delivering much more than food…

A “Meals On Wheels” service has been given a £5,000 boost by CDCF. Pete Barron goes out on a delivery round to see why the service is so vital.

Meals on Wheels

25 July 2017

Soaring Success

CDCF is supporting a campaign to rebuild the population of red kites in the North-East.

Red Kites Project

04 July 2017

New Chairman announced for County Durham Community Foundation

County Durham Community Foundation, which has given out more than £34m to good causes over 22 years, has unveiled its latest chairman

James Fenwick

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.

Friends of South Park

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.