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Community funding £500 grant

Our community grant fund supports projects that help tackle issues around the coronavirus crisis as well as projects set up to support with the recovery phase.

The fund is open to applications from projects within the areas believe housing operates in County Durham, that are tackling isolation and financial hardship or that help people get active outside of their homes and back to normal activities within their community.

All projects must be delivered safely in line with the current Government guidelines.

Grants of up to £500 will be available for community groups, schools or community organisations to help support the people in our communities at this time. For your project to be considered it must be due to start soon or within a few weeks of applying.

We invite applications that provide help around the key areas of:

  • Feeding people in the community – this can include foodbanks, help with shopping for vulnerable people, providing food packs to the community and projects that help families with food while free school meals are not available.
  • Reducing isolation and keeping people connected – this can include wellbeing phone calls, creating online social groups, online activities and workshops , or delivering activity packs for families.
  • Activities within the community – this can include outdoor sporting activities that needing extra equipment or help to social distance, projects requiring Personal Protective Equipment or projects needing help adapting a community facility so people can access it safely in line with government guidelines

We have a simple application process and a quick approval system allowing us to approve grant requests quickly

Please note the regular small grant programme, is on hold and only projects that can be delivered now under current government guidelines can be looked at.

We are looking for projects that enable groups to operate safely under government guidelines, this could be equipment for outdoor sporting activities while maintaining safe distances, or help to adapt indoor facilities to make safe to use under current safety conditions.


our locations

To apply for the community grant fund your project must benefit one or more of these areas:

Bearpark Billy Row Bishop Auckland Blackhall
Bowburn Brandon Brasside Carville
Cassop Castle Eden Claypath Coundon
Coundon Grange Coxhoe Crook Crossgate
Croxdale Easington Eldon Lane Elvet
Escomb Esh Winning Framwellgate Moor Fir Tree
Frosterley Gilesgate Gilesgate Moor Haswell
Hawthorn Hesleden Horden Howden-le-Wear
Hunwick Hutton Henry Kelloe Langley Moor
Leeholme Littletown Ludworth Meadowfield
Murton Nevilles Cross New Brancpeth Newton Hall
Parkside Peterlee East Peterlee West Pittington
Pity Me Quarrington Hill Rookhope Seaham
Shadforth Sherburn Hill Sherburn Road Sherburn Village
Shotton South Church South Hetton St Helen Auckland
St Johns Chapel Stanhope Station Town Sunnybrow
Thornley Tindale Crescent Tow Law Trimdon Station (Deaf Hill)
Ushaw Moor Wearhead West Auckland West Rainton
Westgate Wheatley Hill Willington Wingate
Witton Gilbert Witton Park Witton-le-Wear Wolsingham

apply now for the community funding £500 grant

Click the button below to complete the application form for the community grant fund .

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