Our funds

County Durham Community Foundation is very proud to manage almost 200 charitable funds on behalf of local companies, families, individuals, trusts and public bodies. Below is a list of the current funds available to support the communities of County Durham and Darlington.

Our fund holders have a range of charitable interests which cover a wide variety of local needs, whether you are a group, or an individual person. We can help you access these funds through a simple grant application process

If you would like to talk to someone at the Foundation about setting up a Fund, please contact our Development Manager, Jane Robson, on 0191 378 6357 or email jane@cdcf.org.uk.

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2D Ltd Legacy Community First Endowment Fund

This fund is to support groups in the ex-districts of Teesdale and Wear Valley.
Grants of around £500.00 for activities such as training, volunteer expenses, development innovation and core costs. Decisions on application will be taken by a community panel. 

Alex Worrall Donor Advised Endowment Fund

This fund supports individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds that show initiative and need help to achieve their own potential, or to excel in a particular skill or ability.

Alex Worrall Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary organisations within County Durham and Darlington. Income from this fund is pooled with income from other fund holders through County Durham Community Foundation's Community Action Fund.

Andrew Atkinson Endowment Trust

This fund supports the Haematology Department at Newcastle's RVI Hospital. Grants are made for the benefit of doctors and/or students studying haematology at the hospital to assist with the purchase of medical text books, etc.

Anita & Neville Fairclough Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within the ex-district of Wear Valley, with priority given to those based in Bishop Auckland and the surrounding area.

Annie Lily Community First Endowment Fund

This fund supports social action at a local level in County Durham. Within this, the specific purpose and focus will be supporting community organisations based in East Durham, with preference to those around Easington.                                                                               

Anonymous Revenue Fund

This fund supports projects in the ex-District of Easington at the discretion of the donor.

Arriva PLC Endowment Fund

This fund supports people with disabilities, elderly people, young people (including education) and environmental projects near and on Arriva's bus routes or depots.

Arriva website

Arriva PLC Endowment Fund

Aspiring Teesdale Community First Endowment Fund

This fund supports social action at a local level within Teesdale with a focus on the theme of aspiring.

Aspiring Teesdale Community First Endowment Fund

Aurora Foundation Endowment Fund

This fund supports groups and projects working in County Durham, especially Derwentside helping people from disadvantaged backgrounds that show initiative and need help to achieve their own potential, or to excel in a particular skill or ability.

Aurora Foundation Endowment Fund

Banks Armistead Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

This fund supports community projects within the vicinity of the Armistead Wind Farm.

Banks Armistead Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

Banks Brenkley Lane Surface Coal Mine Fund

This fund supports community initiatives within the vacinity of the Brenkley Lane Surface Coal Mine

Banks Brenkley Lane Surface Coal Mine Fund

Banks Community Endowment Fund

The Banks Community Fund supports community and voluntary organisations that are charitable, educational, philanthropic or benevolent in purpose, and which are located close to a current or proposed Banks Group operation, or will be affected by a Banks Group operation.

Grants will assist with:

• Protecting biodiversity
• Energy-saving measures
• Developing or improving outdoor spaces
• Tackling global challenges at a local level
• Ensuring the improvement and maintenance of sport and community facilities
• Supporting improvements to facilities to overcome disabilities

Banks Community Endowment Fund

Banks Community Fund (Cory)

This fund supports projects that:


* Bring land back into use
* Reduce or prevent pollution
* Provide information on sustainable waste management
* Build, improve or maintain public parks or amenities
* Build, improve or maintain community buildings or ame

Banks Community Fund (Cory)

Banks Family Community First Endownment Fund

This fund supports social action at a local level within County Durham

Banks Family Grassroots Fund (Darlington)

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within Darlington

Banks Family Grassroots Fund (Durham)

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within County Durham

Banks Foundation (Donor Advised) Endowment Fund

This fund supports initiatives around sport, school projects, community projects, elderly people and young people at the request of the donor.

Banks Foundation (Donor Advised) Endowment Fund

Banks Foundation Community First Fund

This fund supports social action at a local level within County Durham

Banks Foundation Community First Fund

Banks Hazlehead Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

This fund supports community initiatives within the vacinity of the Hazelhead Wind Farm                                                      

Banks Hazlehead Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

Banks Heysham South Windfarm Community Benefits Fund

The fund will support community groups and voluntary organisations who live or operate within Heaton-with-Oxcliffe, Heysham, Middleton and Overton with the main emphasis being placed on the children, senior citizens and disabled.

Banks Heysham South Windfarm Community Benefits Fund

Banks Hook Moor Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

This fund supports community projects within the vicinity of the Hook Moor Wind Farm. The geographical boundaries for fund eligibility will be restricted to the parishes of Aberford and Micklefield. Projects outside of this area may be eligible if it can be shown that they benefit local people from Aberford and Micklefield parishes.

Banks Hook Moor Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

Banks Marr Wind Farm Community Fund

This fund supports community initiatives within the vacinity of the Marr Wind Farm

Banks Marr Wind Farm Community Fund

Banks Oakenshaw Reserve Endowment Fund

This fund contributes towards the maintenance of the Oakenshaw Reserve.

Banks Oakenshaw Reserve Endowment Fund

Banks Pegswood Moor Community First Community Benefits Endowment Fund

To support social action at a local level to support the residents of Pegswood, with priority given to the Pegswood Moor Nature Reserve.

Banks Pegswood Moor Community First Community Benefits Endowment Fund

Banks Penny Hill Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

This fund supports community projects within the vicinity of the Penny Hill Wind Farm.

Banks Penny Hill Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

Banks Quixwood Moor Wind Farm Community Fund

This fund will provide financial assistance to individuals, community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and small business's in the eligible area.

Banks Quixwood Moor Wind Farm Community Fund

Banks Rusha Surface Coal Mine

The fund supports community projects within the vicinity of the Rusha Surface Coal Mine.

Banks Rusha Surface Coal Mine

BAT Skills Development Bursary Endowment Fund

This fund is a bursary scheme to support the development of skills and the capacity of the voluntary sector, for people who live or volunteer in the Easington, Sedgefield and Darlington areas.

BAT website

BAT Skills Development Bursary Endowment Fund

BHP Law Grassroots Endowment Fund

The BHP Law fund supports small local community and voluntary groups within Darlington, particularly those based around sport and leisure activities.

BHP Law Grassroots Endowment Fund

Bob Young Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within the ex-District of Derwentside.

Caedmon/Ceolfrid Endowment Fund

This fund supportspast and present members (including staff) of the college of St Hild & St Bede, specifically in the advancement of education at the college of St Hild & St Bede, in line with the fund holder’s wishes.

Cestria Community Housing Community Benefits Fund

The Cestria Community Housing fund supports small informal community and voluntary groups working within the ex-district of Chester-le-Street. The fund also gives welfare support to individuals in need, or equipment and travel costs for talented individuals.

Cestria Community Housing Community Benefits Fund

Cestria Community Housing Grassroots Fund

The Cestria Community Housing fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups and organisations within the ex-district of Chester-le-Street.

Cestria Community Housing Grassroots Fund

Children & Young People Endowment Fund

This fund supports local community and voluntary groups working with Children and Young People in County Durham and Darlington.

Children & Young People Endowment Fund

Christine Smith Memorial Endowment Fund

This fund supports small local grassroot community and voluntary groups, with a priority for Chester-le-Street plus supporting women in the area, in the most appropriate way through direct grant support or the organisation of events or conferences, to gain confidence and achieve their true potential. All grants will aim to alleviate disadvantage, provide increased access to existing or new activities and services, contribute towards regeneration initatives, develop skills, experience or share knowledge at a community level, or open up opportunities for marginalised people.

Comic Relief Community Project Fund

This fund supports community projects that increase local services, build skills of local people, increase community cohesion and respond to local economic needs.

Comic Relief Community Project Fund

Comic Relief Sports Project Fund

This fund helps to increase access to sport and exercise for people who face social exclusion and isolation.

Comic Relief Sports Project Fund

Community Action Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary organisations within County Durham and Darlington.

Community Action Fund

Community Health Revenue Fund

This is a general community benefit fund for small to medium-sized voluntary community organisations (maximum annual income £100,000). Priority will be given to those working to improve health and wellbeing and grants of up to £8,000 will be awarded. Although equipment could be considered, this fund will not pay for repairs to community buildings or small contributions to full-time salaries.

Community Sports Club Small Grant Scheme

 The aim of the Community Sports Club Small Grant Scheme is to support growth and strengthen the sustainability of Community Sports Clubs currently registered with Club Durham and who have an up to date Club Durham Health Check prior to the start of the project. Grants of between £500 and £2,000 will be considered.

Community Sports Club Small Grant Scheme

Conroys Endowment Fund

This fund supports community groups in the Derwentside area.
 

County Durham & Darlington Health Improvement Fund

This fund aims to further any specific or general charitable purpose(s) that support and enhance the work of the NHS in County Durham and Darlington.

County Durham Educational Endowment Trust Fund

This fund provides education, mentoring and career support for 16-25 year olds who have left full time education with minimal or no qualifications, have no satisfactory job and require special help to reconnect with work and/or education.
 

County Durham Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within County Durham

County Durham Grassroots Endowment Fund

County Durham Primary Care Trust

This fund supports the work of the Primary Care Trust in line with the fund holder's wishes.

Darlington Building Society Community First Fund

This fund supports social action at a local level within Darlington

Darlington Champions BAT Endowment Fund

This fund supports voluntary and community groups in Darlington.

BAT website

Darlington Champions BAT Endowment Fund

Darlington Champions Darlington Building Society Endowment Fund

This fund supports community projects with a focus on arts, sport, medical, crime prevention, children & young people and education working in Darlington.

Darlington Building Society website

Darlington Champions Darlington Building Society Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within Darlington.

Darlington Building Society website

Darlington Champions Darlington Building Society Grassroots Endowment Fund

Darlington Champions Darlington Enterprise Association Endowment Fund

This fund supports the relief of poverty and the advancement of education (including training for employment or work), for the benefit of the community within Darlington and its immediate neighbourhood.

Darlington Champions Enterprise Association Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within Darlington, with an emphasis on education.

Darlington Champions Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within Darlington

Darlington Champions Grassroots Endowment Fund

Darlington Champions Latimer Hinks Fund

This fund supports rural initiatives in and around Darlington, especially projects aimed at combating economic decline or focusing on agriculture and community farming. The fund also supports projects working with the elderly within Darlington.

Darlington Champions Latimer Hinks Fund

Darlington Champions Marchday Endowment Fund

This fund supports community initiatives in Darlington to match fund with the Foundation’s Darlington Champions Fund.

Darlington Champions Revenue Fund

Donations from silver and bronze champions are pooled into this fund and given out under one of the following headings as specified by each donor: Children and Young People, Elderly People, Community Regeneration, Education, Training and Skills Development, General Community Support.

Darlington Champions Revenue Fund

Darlington Civic Theatre Fund

County Durham Community Foundation is delighted to be administering the Darlington Civic Theatre Fund. A fund established by Darlington Civic Theatre to support its restoration.
Any other funding raised will support the running costs of Darlington Civic Theatre or other similar organisations.
To find out more about the project and how to make a donation please click here

Darlington Civic Theatre Fund

Darlington Education Trust Community First Fund

 The aim of the Darlington Education Trust Community First Fund is to provide grants to organisations who have direct links with one or more of the secondary schools/colleges within Darlington, and whose aims are to improve the education of the young people attending those schools/colleges.

Darlington Education Trust Endowment Fund

This fund is to support education in individuals under the age of 25 years who attend any secondary school or college within Darlington. As well as supporting students in difficulty and disadvantage, the fund will also look to recognise achievement by way of a prize giving element.

David & Barbara Watson Endowment Fund

This fund supports young people who need assistance in furtherance of a career in the arts, primarily music. The fund also supports groups and projects working in this field.

David & Barbara Watson Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund supports small, local community and voluntary groups within County Durham, with a preference for groups that are providing opportunities for young people in the arts.

David Brown Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary organisations within County Durham and Darlington. Income from this fund is pooled with income from other fund holders through County Durham Community Foundation's Community Action Fund.

David Grant Memorial Endowment Fund

This fund supports projects in County Durham and Darlington which help disadvantaged young people access new opportunities and achieve their potential.

DAYCO

This fund will support voluntary youth and community organisations within County Durham with the purpose of promoting development and sustainability. grants are not to exceed £5,000.
The fund will support core costs including salaries.
This fund will also support individuals associated with voluntary youth and community organisations for the benefit of the organisations.

DCC Culture and Sport Talented Individuals Fund

This fund is exclusive to individuals who are currently enrolled on the Durham Institute of Sport Athlete Support Scheme.

Grants of between £250 and £1,000 will be considered.

Details of the Scheme can be found on the website

DCC Culture and Sport Talented Individuals Fund

Derwentside Fund

This fund supports community projects in the Derwentside area.

Derwentside Fund

Dover Family Endowment Fund

This fund supports the Dover Family Fund Arts Exhibition in Darlington. At the discretion of the Dover committee, an annual grant of up to £1,000 can also be made to Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College in Darlington to support arts projects. 

However, a fund relaunch is pending and the fund is temporarily suspended.

Dr James Anderson Revenue Fund

To support charities and good causes at the donor’s discretion, including the Tibetan Foundation. All grants will aim to alleviate disadvantage, provide increased access to existing or new activities and services, contribute towards regeneration initiatives, develop skills, experience or share knowledge at a community level, or open up opportunities for marginalised people.

Durham Cathedral's Chorister Bursary Endowment Fund

This fund provides bursaries for young people from the North East who are selected to attend the Durham Chorister School, but for whom the financial commitment would be a burden on their family.

Contributions of £10,000 or more have been received from Friends of Durham Cathedral, Friends of Cathedral Music, Peter & Jayne Cook, Sir David & Lady Chapman, the Dunard Fund and an anonymous donor.

Durham Cathedral's Chorister Bursary Endowment Fund

Durham Cathedral's Music Outreach Endowment Fund

This fund supports music initiatives within County Durham, namely the Cathedral’s Music Outreach Programme, in line with the fund holder’s wishes.

Contributions of £10,000 or more have been received from Friends of Durham Cathedral, Sir David & Lady Chapman, The Lake Foundation, the Dunard Fund and an anonymous donor.

Durham Cathedral's Music Outreach Endowment Fund

Durham City AAP Small Grants Fund

This fund supports local groups working within the Durham AAP area and in doing so improve the lives of local people.

Durham City AAP Small Grants Fund

Durham Community First Fund

This fund is to support social action at a local level in County Durham and Darlington. Within this, there will be no specific purpose or focus - rather, it will be kept general.

Durham County Waste Management Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary organisations within County Durham and Darlington. Income from this fund is pooled with income from other fund holders through County Durham Community Foundation's Community Action Fund.

Durham Institute of Sport Revenue Fund

 The fund will support individuals / small, local voluntary and community groups and organisations.

Durham Johnston Education Foundation Fund

Criteria to follow, applications welcome from Autumn 2016.

Durham Shopping Extravaganza Grassroots Endowment Fund (County Durham)

This fund supports small local community and voluntary groups working within County Durham.

Durham Shopping Extravaganza

Durham Shopping Extravaganza Grassroots Endowment Fund (Darlington)

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within Darlington.

Durham Shopping Extravaganza

Durham University Staff Community Fund

The fund will support applications from any registered charity or voluntary group within County Durham and Tees Valley to cover core or specific project costs.

Capital costs will not be supported is the initial phases but all awards will be reviewed after one year of operation.

In one year, the maximum limit per application is £500.00.

EDF Energy Renewables - Boundary Lane Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

This EDF Energy fund supports community and voluntary groups and schools, with preference given to the following types of activities:

• Capital items with a tangible, lasting benefit, including improvements to community buildings
• Biodiversity and habitat conservation
• Energy conservation and increased use of renewables
• Other projects that are community-based and / or community-led

Priority is given to village situated within 3 miles of the wind farm, including Craghead, Edmondsley, Esh, Grange Villa, Greencroft, Hartside, Hett Hills, Holmside, Lanchester, Langley Park, Maiden Law, Pelton Fell, Plawsworth, Quebec, Sacriston, South Moor, Tan Hills, The Middles, Waldridge and Witton Gilbert.

 	EDF Energy Renewables - Boundary Lane Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

EDF Energy Renewables - Boundary Lane Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

This EDF Energy fund supports community and voluntary groups and schools, with preference given to the following types of activities:

• Capital items with a tangible, lasting benefit, including improvements to community buildings
• Biodiversity and habitat conservation
• Energy conservation and increased use of renewables
• Other projects that are community-based and / or community-led

County Durham Community Foundation will distribute grants of between £500 and £5,000 to community and voluntary groups in towns/ villages within a three-mile radius of the wind farm including, but not limited to, Snods Edge, Stocksfield, Chopwell, and Medomsley.

 	EDF Energy Renewables - Boundary Lane Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

EDF Energy Renewables - Broom Hill Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

This EDF Energy fund supports community and voluntary groups and schools, with preference given to the following types of activities:

• Capital items with a tangible, lasting benefit, including improvements to community buildings
• Biodiversity and habitat conservation
• Energy conservation and increased use of renewables
• Other projects that are community-based and / or community-led

Priority is given to villages situated within 3 miles of the wind farm, including Billy Row, Cornsay, Cornsay Colliery, Crook, East Hedleyhope, Esh Winning, Fir Tree, Hedley Hill, Oakenshaw, Roddymoor, Stanley, Sunniside, Thornley, Tow Law and Waterhouses.

 	EDF Energy Renewables - Broom Hill Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

EDF Energy Renewables - Green Rigg Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

This EDF Energy fund supports community and voluntary groups and schools, with preference to the following types of activities:

• Capital items with a tangible, lasting benefit, including improvements to community buildings
• Biodiversity and habitat conservation

 	EDF Energy Renewables - Green Rigg Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

EDF Energy Renewables - High Hedley Hope II Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

This EDF Energy fund supports community and voluntary groups and schools, with preference given to the following types of activities:

• Capital items with a tangible, lasting benefit, including improvements to community buildings
• Biodiversity and habitat conservation
• Energy conservation and increased use of renewables
• Other projects that are community-based and / or community-led

Priority is given to villages situated within 3 miles of the wind farm, including Billy Row, Cornsay, Cornsay Colliery, East Hedleyhope, Esh, Esh Winning, Hedley Hill, Quebec, Roddymoor, Satley, Sunniside, Tow Law and Waterhouses.

 	EDF Energy Renewables - High Hedley Hope II Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

E.ON Butterwick Moor Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary groups and schools, with preference given to the following types of activities:

• Capital items with a tangible, lasting benefit, including improvements to community buildings
• Biodiversity and habitat conservation
• Energy conservation and increased use of renewables
• Other projects that are community-based and / or community-led

Priority is given to villages situated within 3 miles of the wind farm, including Fishburn, Thorpe Larches, Trimdon, Trimdon Station, Sedgefield, Winterton and Wynyard. Consideration will also be given to groups located within a 10-mile radius of the site, if proof can be given that the beneficiaries come from the above areas.

E.ON UK website

E.ON Butterwick Moor Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

E.ON Great Eppleton Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary groups and schools, with preference given to the following types of activities:

• Capital items with a tangible, lasting benefit, including improvements to community buildings
• Biodiversity and habitat conservation
• Energy conservation and increased use of renewables
• Other projects that are community-based and / or community-led

Priority is given to villages situated within 3 miles of the wind farm, including Chilton Moor, Colliery Row, Easington Lane, East Rainton, Grasswell, Hetton, Houghton-le-Spring, Littletown, Middle Rainton, Murton, Rainton Gate, South Hetton, Seaton, Sunniside and Warden Law. Consideration will also be given to groups located within a 10-mile radius of the site, if proof can be given that the beneficiaries come from the above area.

E.ON UK website

E.ON Great Eppleton Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

E.ON Haswell Moor Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary groups and schools, with preference given to the following types of activities:

• Capital items with a tangible, lasting benefit, including improvements to community buildings
• Biodiversity and habitat conservation
• Energy conservation and increased use of renewables
• Other projects that are community-based and / or community-led

Priority is given to villages situated within 3 miles of the wind farm, including Cassop, Easington Lane, Haswell, Haswell Plough, High Pittington, Littletown, Low Pittington, Ludworth, Old Cassop, Shadforth, Sherburn Village, Sherburn Hill, Shotton Colliery, South Hetton, Thornley and Wheatley Hill. Consideration will also be given to groups located within a 10-mile radius of the site, if proof can be given that the beneficiaries come from the above area.

E.ON UK website

E.ON Haswell Moor Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

EBAC Endowment Fund

This fund supports groups based in South West Durham that work with young people to help them achieve their potential.

Ebac website

EDF Energy Renewables - Walkway Wind Farm Endowment Fund

This EDF Energy fund supports community and voluntary groups from areas around the wind farm, with priority being given to the villages of Sedgefield, Trimdon, Fishburn and Wynyard. The fund will help projects around local carbon emissions reduction, sustainable energy, energy efficiency or general environmental enhancement projects.

EDF Energy Renewables - Walkway Wind Farm Endowment Fund

EDF Energy Renewables Trimdon Grange Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary groups and schools, with preference given to the following types of activities:

• Capital items with a tangible, lasting benefit, including improvements to community buildings
• Biodiversity and habitat conservation
• Energy conservation and increased use of renewables
• Other projects that are community-based and / or community-led

Priority is given to villages situated within 3 miles of the wind farm, including Bishop Middleham, Cassop, Cornforth, Coxhoe, Fishburn, Kelloe, Old Cassop, Old Quarrington, Quarrington Hill, Running Waters, Shadforth, Station Town, Thornley, Trimdon, Trimdon Colliery, Trimdon Grange, Trimdon Station, Wheatley Hill and Wingate.

EDF Energy Renewables  Trimdon Grange Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

Enter CIC Fund

The fund is to support Enter CIC projects and other related works as agreed by the Fund Holder.

Enter CIC Fund

ESB West Durham Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

The fund will support requests that are charitable, educational, philanthropic and benevolent in purpose. Grants between £500 and £5,000 will be made to community and voluntary organisations and schools (for non-statutory purposes) only; the fund will not support individuals. The following types of activity and projects will be funded:

Capital items with a tangible, lasting benefit, including improvements to community buildings (NB: running costs and revenue funding will only be considered in exceptional cases)

Biodiversity and habitat conservation

Energy conservation and increased use of renewables

Other projects which are community-based and / or community-led

Priority will be given to applications within a 3-mile radius of the wind farm and also include the following five named villages: Cornsay, Cornsay Colliery, Hamsteels, East Hedleyhope and Satley.

Please click here to see the geographical area of funding benefit

ESB website

ESB West Durham Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

ESF Community Grants Programme 2014 - 2015 Capacity Building

This fund will provide small awards to groups requiring additional capacity building under the ESF Community Grants 2014-15 programme.
Grants will be up to £1,500 (larger in exceptional circumstances)

ESF Community Grants Programme 2014 - 2015 Capacity Building

ESF Community Grants Programme 2014-15 Community Grants

 This fund will provide awards of up to £15,000 to groups undertaking activities including help with basic skills, work experience, training advice and guidance, job search assistance, confidence building, personal development and support to overcome barriers to training and employment. The target group is unemployed and economically inactive people over 18, with particular priority given to black and minority ethnic groups, people over 50, women, lone parents and those with health conditions or disabilities.

ESF Community Grants Programme 2014-15 Community Grants

Esh Charitable Trusts Community First Fund

This fund supports social action at a local level in County Durham.

Ferguson Family Community First Endowment Fund

To support social action at a local level within North East Durham and South Tyneside.

The purpose will be to support elderly and or children and young people.

Priority will be given to grassroot volunteer led groups

Four Seasons Health Care Endowment Fund

This fund supports activities and outings for elderly people near Four Seasons Health Care Homes in County Durham and Darlington.

Four Seasons Health Care Endowment Fund

Francis James Bell Endowment Fund

This fund is used towards diabetic research for the benefit of the people of County Durham. The fund provides bursaries to support students or staff of any medical institution in Darlington, Durham or the wider North East who need financial assistance, for example to attend seminars, extra tutorials, placements or help towards fees to research the effects of diabetes on individual patients, methods of prevention, or a cure.

Fujitsu / Kingsley Smith Endowment Fund

This fund supports capacity building training for community groups in County Durham with a preference for Sedgefield. Projects should have an IT element, either in training or the type of organisation being supported.

The fund also encourages and supports young people in the fields of health, sport and economic development.

Fujitsu / Kingsley Smith Endowment Fund

Grainger Educational Endowment Trust Fund

This fund supports the education of the Children and Young People of Staindrop.

Guy Readman / TOR Coatings Young People's Revenue Fund

This fund supports young people up to the age of 21 from disadvantaged backgrounds that show initiative and need help to achieve their own potential, or to excel in a particular skill or ability.

This fund also supports young people with a special aptitude for sport where they have the clear potential to make the grade at international level. 

Guy Readman / TOR Coatings Young People's Revenue Fund

Helical Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary organisations within County Durham and Darlington. Income from this fund is pooled with income from other fund holders through County Durham Community Foundation's Community Action Fund.

Helical website

Helical Endowment Fund

Henry Smith's Charity Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund supports small local grassroot community and voluntary groups (within the area of the Henry Smith's Charity) that benefit disadvantaged elderly people or are working with young people to bring them closer to the labour market.

High Sheriff's Endowment Fund

This fund supports community safety projects. The recipient is selected by the current High Sheriff.

High Sheriff's Endowment Fund

Hummersknott Education Endowment Fund

This fund is to assist individuals who attend the Hummersknott Academy with grants to help cover the costs associated with visits, trips and other educational extra-curricular activities that may otherwise be outside of that students financial capabilities.

Hylton House Endowment Trust Fund

This fund provides financial assistance to individuals with cerebral palsy, their families and carers who live in County Durham and Darlington.

I'Anson Family Endowment Fund

This fund supports community groups in the Derwentside area.

I'Anson Family Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund supports small local grassroots voluntary and community groups within the ex-district of Derwentside.

Ian McIntyre Endowment Fund

This fund supports young people and groups that work with young people with physical and learning disabilities. The aim is to provide increased access to existing and new activities and services in order to develop skills experience and open up opportunities or share knowledge.

Ian Pennock University Prize Fund

This fund supports students currently studying law at Teeside University. Two awards will be made annually as follows:

• Ian Pennock Award for Excellence in Property Law - £500 will be awarded to a graduating student who has attained excellent achievement in the property law module of the LLB

• Ian Pennock Award for Excellent Achievement in the LLB - £500 will be awarded to a graduating student who has achieved excellence in the LLB and who intends to continue within the field of Law (either academically or vocationally)

Inclusive Teesdale Community First Fund

This fund supports social action at a local level within Teesdale with a focus on the theme of inclusive.

Inclusive Teesdale Community First Fund

J & J Ruffer Prince's Trust Fund

This fund match funds applications supported through the Prince's Trust Development Award Scheme for individuals living within County Durham and Darlington.

James Fenwick Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary organisations within County Durham and Darlington. Income from this fund is pooled with income from other fund holders through County Durham Community Foundation's Community Action Fund.

John & Dig Clarke Acorn Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary organisations within County Durham and Darlington. Income from this fund is pooled with income from other fund holders through County Durham Community Foundation's Community Action Fund.

John & Mavis Maddison Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups, with preference for those that advance horticultural skills in Chester-le-Street and Easington.

John Cuthbert Family Endowment Fund

This fund supports students from County Durham studying Physics at Durham University

John Simpson Greenwell Memorial Endowment Fund

This fund provides bursaries to enable students at the College of St Hild & St Bede in Durham City to further their studies or undertake activities in relation to their study, e.g. field work for a dissertation.

John T Shuttleworth Ropner Memorial Endowment Trust

This fund provides grants of up to £1,000 to ill, elderly or disabled individuals and their carers in the Tees Valley area who are in need of respite care, or who need temporary support following hospitalization, a bereavement or because of dependency treatment.

Joseph Brough Charitable Trust Fund

This fund gives priority to Methodist causes undertaking community projects, and thereafter projects working with people in greater need including unpopular causes.

Jubilee Community First Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary organisations within County Durham.

Jubilee Community First Endowment Fund

Keep Abbie Smiling Fund

This fund will support the purchase of necessary items that improve the quality of life for Abbie Kearton that the NHS or any other statutory body cannot pay for.

In the case where the requirements of Abbie Kearton have not been met or no awards have been made for a period of two years, the balance of the fund shall be used to provide grants to other children within County Durham and Darlington that have similar requirements.

The Keep Abbie Smiling Fund has been set up by the fund holders to raise money for the benefit of Abbie Kearton, the granddaughter of Geraldenne Dent and a family friend of Angela Arundel.

Abbie Kearton was born on 5th June 2008. She currently lives in Teesdale with her mother, father and older brother Jamie. Abbie has epilepsy, for which she takes daily medicines to control her seizures.

Before April 2013 she had a full and rewarding life, attending Green Lane Primary School in Barnard Castle. On the 24th April 2013 she had a particularly bad seizure which resulted in her being hospitalised for 20 weeks, primarily at the RVI in Newcastle but also at the General in Leeds due to temporary liver failure. As a result of the seizure, Abbie has been left severely brain damaged and disabled, she is unable to see, walk or talk.

She is now home, but, due to the severity of her disabilities, requires major alterations to her home to meet her needs.

Although the family will receive statutory support, the financial costs are greater than the grant money available. So this fund aims to raise the additional monies required to ensure Abbie has full access to her home and to help stimulate her in her current condition.
 

Kenneth Molloy Endowment Fund

This fund supports people registered at Burnhope Surgery as well as the people of Burnhope and its surrounding area. In addition the fund supports projects and people on an ongoing basis at the discretion of the donor.

Kevan Jones MP Endowment Fund

This fund support community and voluntary groups within the ex-district of Chester-le-Street.

Kevan Jones MP Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within County Durham, with priority being given to groups working in the north of the County.

King Edward VII Memorial Endowment Trust

This fund supports hospitals, infirmaries or convalescent homes within County Durham and Darlington.

Land of Oak and Iron Fund

The Land of Oak and Iron Community Grants Scheme will enable a range of organisations to apply for funding to support community based projects and initiatives that will contribute to the overall aims of the Land pf Oak and Iron programme.

Land of Oak and Iron Fund

Learning Working Earning

As part of the Skills and Opportunities Fund, the Learning Working Earning Initiative supports individuals living in County Durham and Darlington to gain employment that is either linked to an apprenticeship programme or other accredited work-based learning programme.

Learning Working Earning

Lendrum Family Grassroots Fund Endowment (Durham)

The fund supports small local community and voluntary groups within County Durham that create opportunities for young people.

Lendurm Family Grassroots Endowment Fund (Darlington)

This fund supports small local community and voluntary groups within Darlington that create opportunities for young people.

Martell Family Endowment Fund

This fund, pending maturity, is transferred to the Children and Young People’s Fund.

Mick Danby Music Endowment Fund

This Fund supports activities which will develop the skills and improve the standard of existing choirs (or smaller singing groups), with particular encouragement given to choirs that don't require members to audition.

Some examples of things the Fund may help with:

- Workshops with external high quality coaches for the whole choir.

- Training and support for the choir leader if applicable.

- Coaching for individual choir members in areas such as vocal skills and sight-singing (for example, via an exam syllabus such as ABRSM).

- Choir outings to see concerts by 'high performing' choirs/groups.

In certain circumstances the Fund may also help with costs for things such as sheet music purchase, commissioning of vocal arrangements, and rehearsal venue fees.

The fund may also support the creation of singing opportunities for people who (due to a health condition, for example) may find it difficult to access what's currently available.

Applications are welcome from across the North East of England.

Miller Wood Bonsall Endowment Fund

This fund will be for the establishment of some permanent memorial (whether in the form is a visible memorial or of improvement to the school buildings.


For the provision of a/multiple scholarship(s) in line with the fund holders wishes.

Mission 1101 Community First Endowment Fund

 This fund is to support social action at a local level in the area of Seaham and Murton. Within this, the specific purpose and focus will be small community voluntary organisations with an income of no more than £30,000 per annum.

National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NE Region) Fund

This fund provides grants of up to £500 to provide equipment and / or respite care for children and young people who have a disability or a life shortening illness, in line with the fund holder’s wishes.

National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NE Region) Fund

Newcastle Breweries / John Smith's Endowment Fund

This fund supports projects that benefit people living in County Durham and Darlington with a special interest in young people aged 18-25 years.

Newcastle Breweries / John Smith's Endowment Fund

Nicholson Family Community First Endowment Fund

This fund supports local community and voluntary groups within County Durham.

Nicholson Family Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within County Durham.

Nicholson's Rural Endowment Fund

This fund supports local voluntary and community groups in rural areas of County Durham that work with disadvantaged people such as the elderly, young people and those suffering from illness or disability.

Income from this fund is pooled with income from other fund holders through County Durham Community Foundation's Rural Fund.
 

Northern Electric Distribution Endowment Fund

This fund supports projects working in ex-coalfield or rural areas

Northern Electric Distribution Endowment Fund

Northern Rock Endowment Fund

This fund supports projects and groups that provide support and advice to homeless people.

Virgin Money/Northern Rock website

Northern Rock Endowment Fund

Northumbrian Water Community Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary groups based in County Durham and Darlington.

Northumbrian Water website

Northumbrian Water Community Endowment Fund

Northumbrian Water Environment Trust Endowment Fund

This fund supports small scale community environmental improvement projects in County Durham and Darlington.

Northumbrian Water website

Northumbrian Water Environment Trust Endowment Fund

Paddy & Richard Lowden Endowment Fund

This fund supports local voluntary and community groups and organisations that work with children and young people who are at risk of, or are already involved in, criminal activities or anti-social behaviour. Individuals in this situation are also supported by the fund through education or training, providing improved employment opportunities.

This fund also supports people who have recovered from cancer or another such life limiting/threatening condition, and are looking to retrain in order to improve their employment opportunities and quality of life.

Paddy & Richard Lowden Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups with a preference for those that work with children and young people who are at high risk of or are already involved in criminal or anti-social behaviour.

Pete and Jackie Maddison Endowment Fund

This fund supports community groups within Darlington and South Durham to provide opportunities for production of education in photography, filming and associated media.

Peter & Jayne Cook Endowment Fund

This fund supports projects in County Durham and Darlington that are concerned with combating crime and also work with offenders to assist and encourage rehabilitation.

Phillis Spearman Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups, with priority given to groups supporting women, in particular, the elderly, in line with the fund holder’s wishes.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Grassroots Endowment Fund (Darlington)

The fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within Darlington.

PwC website

PricewaterhouseCoopers Grassroots Endowment Fund (Darlington)

PricewaterhouseCoopers Grassroots Endowment Fund (Durham)

The fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within County Durham.

PwC website

PricewaterhouseCoopers Grassroots Endowment Fund (Durham)

Prince's Trust Development Awards Programme

The Prince's Trust Development Awards Programme provides grants to help young people get into education, training or employment. Grants of up to £500 are available to be used towards the following:

  • buy clothes for a job interview or new job
  • cover fees for a training course
  • fund childcare costs to help you attend a college course
  • buy equipment, materials or tools
  • pay for travel costs to a work placement, training course or job
     
Prince's Trust Development Awards Programme

Project Genesis Trust Fund

This fund supports grants that are:

• consistent with the Foundation’s charitable purpose;
• within the range of £250 to £5,000;
•benefiting the residents of the ex-district of Derwentside;
• consistent with the aims and objectives of the Project Genesis Trust, namely:
providing or assisting in the provision of facilities for the recreation or other leisure time occupation;
 providing or assisting in the provision of facilities to encourage the study appreciation and enjoyment of the arts (including an arts centre);
 encouraging the understanding and appreciation of local history and other matters of historic artistic architectural or scientific interest (including a heritage centre);
 the conservation, protection and improvement of amenity land and its flora and fauna.

Rackley-Battour Family Fund

This fund supports groups and / or individuals that work with ex-service men and women within County Durham and Darlington.

Reedham Children's Trust Fund

This fund supports the aims of The Reedham Children's Trust in that they support children who, through the death or disablement of one or both parents are in urgent need of assistance and care, or who because of their circumstances are at risk or cannot be cared for adequately in the home environment.

REG Windpower High Haswell Community Benefits Fund

This fund provides grants of between £250 and £5,000 to communtiy and voluntary groups and schools, with preference to the following types of activities:

• Capital items with a tangible, lasting benefit, including improvements to community buildings
• Running Costs (e.g., room hire) and revenue funding where salaries are limited to a maximum of four hours per week (e.g., caretaker costs, sessional worker costs).
• Biodiversity and habitat conservation
• Energy conservation and increased use of renewables
• Other projects that are community-based and / or community-led

Priority is given to villages situated within 3 miles of the wind farm, including Haswell, Ludworth, Shadforth, Shotton Colliery, South Hetton, Thornley and Wheatley Hill. Consideration will also be given to groups located within a 10-mile radius of the site, if proof can be given that the beneficiaries come from the above areas.

REG Windpower High Haswell Community Benefits Fund

REG Windpower South Sharpley Community Benefits Fund

This fund provides grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to community and voluntary groups and schools, with preference to the following types of activities:

• Capital items with a tangible, lasting benefit, including improvements to community buildings
• Biodiversity and habitat conservation
• Energy conservation and increased use of renewables
• Other projects that are community-based and / or community-led

Priority is given to villages situated within 3 miles of the wind farm, including Dalton-le-Dale, Easington Lane, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Murton, Silksworth, Seaham Grange, Seaton and South Hetton. Consideration will also be given to groups located within a 10-mile radius of the site, if proof can be given that the beneficiaries come from the above areas.

 
REG Windpower South Sharpley Community Benefits Fund

Roman Community Endowment Fund

This fund supports groups, projects and individuals within a 10 mile radius of the Roman factory that work with the following:

• Marginalised and disadvantaged groups such as the elderly and the unemployed
• People overcoming problems to improve their and their communities’ quality of life
• Groups providing increased access to existing or new activities
• Regeneration initiatives
• Groups that develop skills, experience, open up opportunities or share knowledge at a community level

Roman Ltd website

Roman Community Endowment Fund

Rural Endowment Fund

This fund supports local voluntary and community groups in rural areas of County Durham that work with disadvantaged people such as the elderly, young people and those suffering from illness or disability.

Rural Endowment Fund

Scope Endowment Fund

This fund provides financial assistance to individuals with cerebral palsy, their families and carers who live in County Durham and Darlington.
 

Income from this fund is transferred to the Hylton House Trust for grant making.

Seward Family Endowment Fund

 This fund supports voluntary and community groups and organisations that work to improve the lives of individuals in the following fields:
1. Those suffering from life limiting effects of asthma
2. Those who require additional support to attain an acceptable level of literacy

Sherwoods Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary organisations within County Durham and Darlington. Income from this fund is pooled with income from other fund holders through County Durham Community Foundation's Community Action Fund.

Sherwoods Endowment Fund

Sir James Knott Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary organisations within County Durham and Darlington. Income from this fund is pooled with income from other fund holders through County Durham Community Foundation's Community Action Fund.

Sir James Knott Endowment Fund

Sir Paul & Lady Nicholson Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary organisations within County Durham and Darlington. Income from this fund is pooled with income from other fund holders through County Durham Community Foundation's Community Action Fund.

Skills and Opportunities Revenue Fund

This fund supports groups that run programmes to help people into employment. It also supports unemployed individuals who require help to carry out accredited training programmes, and individuals who show exceptional talent in the field of sport or the arts / drama and require additional financial support in order to continue their discipline.

South Church Community Association Community First Endowment Fund

To support social action at a local level with priority to small community groups within the area of South Church.

South West Durham Business Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund will support small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within the natural boundaries of South West Durham as developed with the help of CDDC, i.e. bordered in the East by the A1, the West & South with North Yorkshire and the North with the River Wear.
 

Sports Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary groups that provide physical sports at a community level

Sports Endowment Fund

Stanhope Castle School Charitable Endowment Trust

This fund gives education and training grants to young people (under 25) who are, or who have been in the care of, looked after, or under a Supervision Order to the local authority in the following areas for a minimum of six months:

County Durham, Darlington, Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Gateshead, South Tyneside or Sunderland.

Stanley's Family Enterprise Endowment Fund

This fund supports enterprise education, access to work and skills training including mentoring and coaching for all ages, small capital and revenue grants to help people set up businesses, become self-employed or start social-enterprises or other charitable activities.

Star Giving Fund

Star Radio are committed to providing County Durham, Darlington and North Yorkshire with a genuine locally focussed radio station and as part of that promise, is keen to continue to build solid relationships along the way.

Their charitable aim is to help the most vulnerable within the region through their Star Giving Fund. Helping support communities through their partnerships with local charitable organisations; supporting individuals, families and community groups.
 

Star Giving Fund

Straker Family Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups working with children and young people, with a preference to the ex-districts of Teesdale and Weardale (excluding Bishop Auckland).

Surviving Winter Appeal

This fund supports older and vulnerable people across County Durham & Darlington through the winter months. This will be achieved in three main ways:

1. Groups
Grants will be awarded to community and voluntary groups that run winter programmes for the elderly and vulnerable including additional food, equipment and transport.

2. Individuals
Grants will also be awarded to those in fuel poverty to help them purchase any of our top ten energy efficient household items.

3. Infrastructure Organisations
County Durham Community Foundation will be working in partnership with infrastructure organisations (such as NEA & AGE UK), to provide workshops to older and vulnerable people in order to help them out of fuel poverty in the long term.
 

Surviving Winter Appeal

Surviving Winter Community First Endowment Fund

This fund supports groups that help older and vulnerable people across County Durham & Darlington through the winter months.

Surviving Winter Community First Endowment Fund

Swallow Endowment Fund

This fund supports projects which help disadvantaged and disabled young people between the ages of 14 and 28 years to achieve their potential.
 

Income from this fund is transferred to the Whitbread fund for grant making.
 

Tallent Automotive Endowment Fund

This fund supports children and young peoples’ groups in Newton Aycliffe or the surrounding areas, including schools, delivering:

• Non-statutory education and training
• New or enhanced activities or services

Woodham Technology College is the main beneficiary school, with £1,000 set aside annually to fund pupils to go on expeditions abroad.

Tallent Automotive Endowment Fund

Tin Arts Fund

The fund is to support Tin Arts projects and other related works as agreed by the Fund Holder.

Tonks Family Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary groups that offer inspirational experiences and opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people in County Durham and Darlington.

UTASS Endowment Fund

This fund supports the activities of UTASS (Upper Teesdale Agriculture Support Services)

UTASS Endowment Fund

Vane Family Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary organisations within County Durham and Darlington. Income from this fund is pooled with income from other fund holders through County Durham Community Foundation's Community Action Fund.

Vane Family Grassroots Endowment Fund

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within County Durham.

Vardy Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary organisations within County Durham and Darlington. Income from this fund is pooled with income from other fund holders through County Durham Community Foundation's Community Action Fund.

Vardy Endowment Fund

Vaux Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary organisations within County Durham and Darlington.

Veterans at Ease Endowment Fund

The fund is to support yearly running costs of Veterans at Ease,

Veterans at Ease Endowment Fund

Walkway Wind Farm Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary groups from areas around the wind farm, with priority being given to the villages of Sedgefield, Trimdon, Fishburn and Wynyard. The fund will help projects around local carbon emissions reduction, sustainable energy, energy efficiency or general environmental enhancement projects.

West Park Community Fund

This fund supports projects that improve and enhance West Park in Darlington.

West Park Community Fund

West Park Levy Fund

This fund supports projects that improve and enhance West Park in Darlington

West Park Levy Fund

Whitbread Endowment Fund

This fund supports projects which help disadvantaged and disabled young people between the ages of 14 and 28 years to achieve their potential.

William Baird PLC Endowment Fund

This fund supports community and voluntary organisations within County Durham and Darlington. Income from this fund is pooled with income from other fund holders through County Durham Community Foundation's Community Action Fund.

William Baird PLC Endowment Fund

William Leech Grassroots Endowment Fund (Darlington)

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within Darlington

William Leech Grassroots Endowment Fund (Durham)

This fund supports small local grassroots community and voluntary groups within County Durham

Willington and Parkside Community First Endowment Fund

This fund will support social action at a local level for County Durham.

Within this, the specific purpose and focus will be to support grassroots organisations with the community of Willington that have a maximum income of £50,000.00 per annum.

Priority will be given to Willington Youth FC which shall be given the opportunity to apply for up to 50% of the annual income and net indexed gain generated in respect of the fund.

Grants to groups (excluding Willington Youth FC) will not usually exceed £1,000 per annum.

Wright Funk Endowment Fund

This fund makes welfare grants to families in need to help keep the family together.

Young People and Education Bursary Fund

This fund provides educational bursaries for young people in County Durham and Darlington (with preference for Easington, Peterlee, Durham City, Meadowfield, Langley Moor and Ferryhill).