Durham Community Foundation

Chester le Street PCN is proud to work in partnership with the County Durham Community Foundation to identify through community forums individuals, families, groups and localities who will benefit from financial investment for either emergency or longer term stability.

County Durham Community Foundation is considered a 'grant-making foundation' which is very similar to a charity, just without the high admin costs and expensive legal fees, which ensures as much money as possible goes to helping those in need.

They focus on helping local groups or projects to thrive and really help the local community, which is easily done when you look at how they do it:

"What do we do? We help feed families, we help reduce loneliness, we support our communities in difficult times. 

How do we do it? By using knowledge of our local communities to make sure funds are directed to the people most in need. We help businesses and individuals to make their giving go even further. 

Why do we do it? So that we can enable healthier, happier, and more enriched lives across County Durham, Darlington and the wider Tees Valley." (Directly from CDCF website)

So far Chester le Street PCN has given over £100,000 to local groups in our community through CDCF, including various wellbeing activies as well as organisations that provide direct support for the people of Chester le Street.

For more information, or if you're interested in donating or volunteering to help, please visit the County Durham Community Foundation website County Durham Community Foundation | Local Giving & Grant Charity | Donate (cdcf.org.uk).