Make a difference this Christmas

We’re asking for donations no matter how small to go towards the Poverty Hurts Appeal this winter, to support local people living in poverty.

With Winter Fuel payments allocated to everyone over the age of 66, we ask those who may receive the allowance but are fortunate enough not to need it, to consider donating to the Poverty Hurts Appeal.

Anyone in County Durham donating their Winter Fuel payment to the Foundation can have their donation matched, meaning they double the difference they make to people who need it this winter.

How to donate to the Poverty Hurts Appeal

Donate online

You can make a donation quickly and safely online via the Enthuse giving platform, click here to visit our Enthuse page.

Send a cheque

If you would like to send a cheque, please make it payable to County Durham Community Foundation and send it to: Poverty Hurts, Victoria House, Whitfield Court, St John’s Road, Meadowfield Industrial Estate, Durham, DH7 8XL.

Talk to one of our team

If you’d like to talk to one of our team about the best way to make a donation, you can email or call on: or 0191 378 6340

Donations of all sizes have allowed us to support 396 community groups since April, throughout the winter we’re directing our efforts into making sure people in County Durham have access to warm spaces and warm food. Find out how your donations make a difference on our Real Stories page.