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Join a leading group of supporters who share your passion for fighting poverty in the North-East.

Businesses and individuals in the North-East are looking for real solutions to the poverty that blights our local communities and the Poverty Matters Partnership aims to be that solution.

  • Your donation will grow through the match funding we add
  • Your gift will go further as we use our local knowledge and up-to-the-minute data to get every pound where it is needed
  • Enrich your staff team by bringing meaning and urgency to their fundraising projects
  • Give what you can, using our suggested amounts to work for you and the size of your organisation

Take positive action today and contact our team or set up your giving now to get started. 

What is Poverty and what can we do about it? 

Poverty has many meanings and affects communities in different ways. County Durham Community Foundation funds the local groups who know exactly what is needed in their postcode, whether that be food or the chance for local children to get a better education and so find decent work as adults. Often, it’s both. For nearly 27years, the Foundation has been working with businesses and individuals just like you, who can make a donation that helps in the short-term and in the long term.

Where will my donation go? 

Say you decide to give £10. Firstly, we’ll add £5, thanks to a group of our generous supporters who help us match your generosity.

Now your donation is worth £15.

£10 will help a local group NOW – that’s every single penny of your original donation put to immediate use. 

£3.50 will be invested to help our communities long-term.

And the final £1.50 will help support our small but mighty team to keep the lights on and make all of this happen. 

We hate waste and faff and promise to use your donation efficiently to make a real difference. 

What will my donation do? 

Your donation will change local lives for the better, by making sure quality local projects get the funding they need to do their amazing work.

By partnering with County Durham Community Foundation you’ll help people aged nought to ninety – families struggling to put food on the table, elderly people who can’t afford their utility bills, young people leaving care and many more. 

We’ll use our local knowledge and data systems to get your donation where it is needed. 

Read much more about the groups we fund here.