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02 February 2018

Band play on thanks to 5k funding boost

A Treasured brass band has been saved by a successful bid to repair their instruments.

Murton Colliery Brass Band

24 January 2018

Oh What a Circus

A pioneering initiative using circus skills to bring smiles to faces in a North-East town has received a financial boost from CDCF

J.U.S.T in Stockton

17 January 2018

The Building a Stronger Britain Together Programme opens for a third round

The Building a Stronger Britain Together programme supports civil society and community organisations who work to create more resilient communities.

21 December 2017

Staff at Durham Constabulary raise £1,260 in memory of their colleague, PC Gavin Smith.

Kind-hearted staff at Durham Constabulary have helped to raise more than £1,000 for a cancer charity in memory of their colleague, PC Gavin Smith.

Cheque presentation with Fund Manager, James Eaglesham

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