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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

11 March 2016

Award winning Afternoon Tea raises over £2,000

We recently hosted our first ever ‘Afternoon Tea’ recently with 100 guests attending the Rivergreen Centre in Aykley Heads.

Afternoon Tea

22 February 2016

Community Safety Fund set to help many more across the County

Following on from the successful launch of the County Durham and Darlington Community Safety Fund, the second round is now open for applications.

County Durham & Darlington Community Safety Fund