County Durham Community Foundation manages over 200 charitable funds from which we are able to award millions in grants to the local community each year.
We are proud to be a trusted partner for many philanthropic businesses and local people. We pride ourselves on offering an effective and efficient fund management service that enables them to give back to their local community with as much or as little involvement as they desire.
Read a little bit about some of the funds we manage, and what fund-holders say about working with County Durham Community Foundation.
We have a strong working relationship with the Banks Group, managing 23 funds on their behalf that support local communities all over the UK. Since setting up their first fund with us in 1995, Banks have awarded over £5 million in grants, supporting crucial projects such as Brandon Boxing Club to purchase a new ring and Bowes Museum to replace one of the Gatehouse Lodges. You can see their currently available funding and apply for grants here.
Darlington Building Society are a great example of how a successful company use a profit share model to give back to their local community. Their fund support projects in and around communities where they have a branch. Darlington Building Society member’s choose the causes to be supported every year.
The Watson’s have been supporting young people in County Durham through the Foundation since 2005. Since then, they have helped a number of individuals progress their talents and have the opportunity to excel at something they love.