Transfer a charitable trust

County Durham Community Foundation offers a flexible, efficient and cost-effective alternative to establishing a Charitable Trust, grant making services for other Charitable Trusts and Foundations, and a trust transfer service.


Grant-making services

We distribute funds on behalf of a range of Charitable Trusts which appreciate our knowledge of the voluntary sector in County Durham and Darlington, our robust assessment and monitoring of grants, and our evaluation and reporting mechanisms. With our local knowledge and experience of grant-making in County Durham, the Foundation is uniquely placed to offer other Charitable Trusts a comprehensive and tailor-made grant-making service.

Options include:
• Commissioning us to source and assess applications to present to your charitable trust's grants committees
• Asking us to assess and evaluate applications received by your Trust, and then to administer the grants, monitoring and evaluation
• Contracting us to visit projects you have supported, to monitor and evaluate the impact of the grant
• Making a one-off or annual award to the Foundation, which is ring-fenced and distributed in accordance with agreed criteria (Annual  Fund)
• Making a gift of capital to the Foundation, which is held in a ring-fenced Endowment Fund