We provide a range of grants for voluntary and community groups, registered charities, community interest companies, and organisations with charitable aims.

Please see below a list of our active grant programmes.

In 2018 alone, we helped 662 groups to achieve their charitable aims.

2017- 2018 was a record-breaking year, during which County Durham Community Foundation awarded the highest amount of grants to over 1500 groups and individuals totalling over £5 million.

From the list below, find the fund that matches your project and your organisation. Funds may have their own criteria, application form and application deadline so please make sure that you check the guidelines to see if you are eligible. 

Community Grants Programme

Some of our funds have no set deadlines or special requirements and we will consider applications all year round. You just need to complete our Community Grants application form. We will assess your proposed activity and see if one or more of these funds is able to provide the money you need.

Call for applications

Some of our funds support specific activities and may only consider applications at set times of the year or in particular areas. You can apply to them only when they make a call for applications, which means applying by a set date, and usually on a special form. You can check the funds below to see if they are open to applications

You can hold a Community Grant and one or more grants from the funds we manage.


Our active grant programmes