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01 November 2016

£30 million milestone in grant-making

As CDCF "comes of age", it has been revealed that it has passed the £30m milestone in grants handed out to good causes.

Age UK Darlington

05 October 2016

NHS fund awards grants of over £100,000 to community health projects

Community groups and voluntary organisations have benefited from over £100,000 of grant funding to support community health projects.

Members from Age UK Darlington at their weekly Ukulele Class

21 July 2016


The Dover Prize today is a 2-year bursary of £10,000 that will support excellence and experimentation in the arts and creative industries.

Stephen Wiper, Barbara Gubbins, Lesley Taylor and Greville Worthington

13 July 2016


Funding will allow the Vane Tempest Bowling Club to replace their out-dated kitchen and enable them to provide in-house cooking.

Richard Leech,Sandra Brown and Sheila Chapman

28 June 2016

Designer brand funding created jobs

A donation from British luxury brand Burberry in 2015 to County Durham Community Foundation has created employment opportunities in East Durham.

Margaret Vaughan, Sam Miller, Lloyd Quinney and Jamie Ferry

24 June 2016

Funding to help keep communities safe

Community Groups and voluntary organisations benefit from £150,000, of grant funding across the area.

L-R: Ron Hogg (PCVC), Ruth Ashton and Mel Metcalf (Durham Pride) and Barbara Gubbins (CDCF)

23 May 2016

Women’s Spring Lunch - an Epic Tale

County Durham Community Foundation's seventh ‘Women’s Spring Lunch’ at the Radisson BLU in Durham.

Guests enjoying their lunch

29 April 2016

New CDCF Trustee Colin Fyfe visits Café JJ

Colin Fyfe, Chief Executive of Darlington Building Society who recently became a trustee of CDCF, paid a visit to Cafe JJ.

Cafe JJ group

31 March 2016

Durham’s High Sheriff Rewards unsung heroes

People making a major contribution to community safety in County Durham have been recognised at the prestigious High Sheriff Awards.

Award Winners

30 March 2016

County Durham Community Foundation’s New Health Boost

Today we launched the latest round of NHS Health Improvement Fund.

Martin Wilson (Executive Director) Margaret Vaughan (CDCF) Tracey Dodds (participant) Simon Tarrant