Durham city in the sunshine

New Life inDurham fund launches.

Coronavirus has had a huge impact on the City and the businesses who call Durham their home. Jobs and incomes have been affected, with a clear link between the business and residential community.

The #ClapForCarers movement showed real community spirit in action. During the harshest times of lockdown when it seemed as if the world stopped at our doorstep, people came together in solidarity. For a short time, our communities felt connected despite the terrible situation.

Now Durham BID wants to make sure that our communities continue to get the help they deserve. To do so, they have teamed up with the Foundation to launch a new fund – the Life InDurham Fund.

Adam Deathe, from Durham BID, said: “It’s about people living locally raising money to support those across the county – right here in our own community – who have been impacted most by COVID-19, and need to feel the effects of a community effort coming together to help each other out when it’s needed most.”

Get involved

You can donate to the Life InDurham Fund at the Community Foundation via one of two ways:

  1. Make a donation of your choosing via the Life InDurham Fund; or
  2. Make an optional donation of a set amount when purchasing with an InDurham Loyalty Card.

All monies are then donated to the Life InDurham Fund at the Community Foundation who will match-fund the monies raised to a value of £50,000. Using the team’s local knowledge of community groups, good causes and other charitable organisations across the county, the County Durham Community Foundation will then distribute grants from the Life InDurham Fund to support those who are most in need.

Find out more here