For over 20 years, County Durham Community Foundation has been working with local businesses, donors, the public sector and national partners to create tailored programmes of grant making based on local need.
We help people and organisations to support local communities where it’s most needed and where it has the greatest impact.
Together, change is possible.
The following figures give an insight into County Durham Community Foundation’s grant-making so far:
We match the aspirations of our donors with the needs of communities and individuals, and we’re transparent about where every £ goes.
Our reliable and efficient grant management service has established us as a trusted partner of our donors and fund holders, enabling us to support thousands of individuals and groups on their behalf.
Together with our donors and national grants we have funded 15,430 causes for individuals and groups across the North East.
Last year alone, with our donors and national grants we awarded £3,165,347 as 610 grants to local groups and 508 grants to individuals and families.
Learn how the donations you give through County Durham Community Foundation make a real difference to your local community. We work tirelessly on behalf of our generous donors to help individuals and groups to achieve things they wouldn’t otherwise be able to achieve.
Whether your fund goes towards helping those who are most vulnerable, to improving health and wellbeing in the communities and keeping them safe or providing opportunities to those are less advantaged, County Durham Community Foundation connects donors with some of the most deserving causes to help you create change for the better in the local community.
Arts, Culture and Heritage
How it all began A project called ‘The Junk Fashion’ was setup for young people aged 10-20 to up-cycle waste materia…Read this
How it all began Bullion Hall wanted a hub and a safe place for the Syrian refugee households in their neighbourhood, no…Read this
Work and Local Economy
How it all began The Wheels to Work project hires out scooters to individuals living in parts of County Durham who other…Read this