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.
The award-winning EMG Solicitors have joined our North East fundholder family.
County Durham Community Foundation are delighted to welcome the fast-growing firm on board.
With one of the largest Court of Protection teams in the country, EMG Solicitors already have a great reputation for charitable work. Each year they host the WonderLAN ball, do pro bono work and fundraise together for good causes.
And now they are looking to make an even bigger impact through their own fund.
Co-founder Emma Gaudern said: “The Foundation is looking to the future and working with young, vibrant, dynamic businesses who want to develop and give back to their communities.”
The fund will focus on opportunities for children, particularly young carers, support for the elderly and causes that empower women.
The new fund has already made awards to two charities – Newcastle Women’s Aid and The Millin Charity, which works with long-term unemployed women in Gateshead.
If your business would like to discuss starting a fund, please get in touch.