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18 December 2017

A bus company has driven its grant giving to a £50,000 milestone

Arriva has donated thousands of pounds to 86 community projects in County Durham since 2001, through CDCF.

Lifeline Community Action

11 December 2017

NEW CEO Announced

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Michelle Cooper as our new Chief Executive.

Michelle Cooper

01 December 2017

Barbara Gubbins humbled by CBE

One of the North-East’s best-known community campaigners has been presented with the CBE for her dedication to the voluntary sector.

Barbara Gubbins, CBE

28 November 2017

“TOGETHER we can end the misery of fuel poverty.”

The Foundation’s Surviving Winter campaign launches today, with hopes that it will raise even more than previous years.

CDCF staff

23 November 2017

A swimming club with a rich history in friendship has launched an SOS for volunteers.

Durham Otters has been running for more than 30 years and caters for people of all ages.

Durham Otters Swimming Club

21 November 2017

A Group that aims to celebrate diversity is stepping back in time thanks to a £5,000 bounty.

A group that aims to celebrate diversity is stepping back in time thanks to a £5,000 grant.

Cheesy Waffles

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