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County Durham Community Foundation offer many grants specifically for individuals. Our ability to deliver these grants is only possible thanks to our generous donors and fund holders. Together, these funds provide individuals with opportunities – whether that is the opportunity to fulfil a dream or to gain access to food & shelter when they need it most.

Since the beginning of our journey, we’ve awarded a total of 5,232 grants to individuals.

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.

Funds for individuals are available all year round and you can view which ones are currently open for applications below.

It is important to note that the individual themselves is not able to apply for the grant. Any application must be submitted on behalf of the individual by someone else, typically by a referee such as a parent, guardian, care professional or social worker.

As all of our grants have differing terms and conditions, be sure to carefully read through the guidelines for each grant you plan to apply for to ensure you meet the criteria.

Our active grant programmes

Submissions must be completed by an application referee to be eligible for funding.