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28 October 2011

Olympian Inspires People to Follow their Dreams

Chris Cook, GB Olympic Swimmer, gave a truly inspirational speech as the guest speaker at County Durham Community Foundation’s public AGM.

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22 September 2011

Energy Firm Creates £135K Fund for East Durham Communities

REG Wind Power has made available £135,000 for communities directly impacted by their South Sharpley wind farm development.

08 September 2011

Funding aids start of Teesdale armchair exercise group

A disability group has gained funds from County Durham Community Foundation to run a weekly armchair exercise group.

TDAC Armchair Exercise

01 August 2011

ESF Community Grants open for applications across the North East

COUNTY Durham Community Foundation has won the contract to deliver a £1 million European Social Funding Community Grants programme.

29 July 2011

Grassroots Grants brings over £2m to region

COUNTY Durham Community Foundation is celebrating the distribution and leverage of £2,212,000.


15 July 2011

BHP Law sends local Scout Group on Summer Camp

The 5th Darlington Scout Group has been awarded the first grant from BHP Law’s new Grassroots Endowment Fund.


06 July 2011

Community groups in County Durham & Darlington receive share of £54,000

County Durham Community Foundation has awarded over £54,000 in grants in the space of just one week.


28 June 2011

Aycliife & District Bus Preservation Society

A grant from County Durham Community Foundation has allowed Kevin Openshaw to complete his PCV Bus Driving Licence test.


27 June 2011

Local MP helps students have 'trip of a lifetime'

THIRTY-TWO students of the Durham Federation will be going on an expedition to Morocco in July this year


23 June 2011

International Conference Visits Beamish

The bi-annual conference for the Community Foundation Network held their second evening event at Beamish Museum