The charity awards grants to relieve need, hardship and distress in the north-east of England. Grants are given to organisations who work with disdavantaged groups of people and to individuals who find themselves in need, hardship or distress.
However, the charity has recently changed the way in which it awards grants. All applications must be made through County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF).
The following article was published in the Northern Echo on Wednesday, 18 January, 2017:
The article is about the charity's partnership with County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF), in which CDCF will take over the charity's grant giving function. This will allow the charity to focus on a major refurbishment of its care home and develop other areas of care.
CDCF have 21 years of experience in grant-giving with County Durham and during that time has provided about £32 million in grants to groups and to individuals.
If you wish to make an online application for a grant for a community organisation or charity, you should click on the following link:
From 1 January 2017, we will no longer accept applications on the current application form. Grant seekers must use the CDCF website to apply for grant-funding from us, using the above link.
We apologise on any inconvenience this may cause.
Our mission is - to provide relief in need to people living in the beneficial area through the provision of care, housing and grant funding.
Our vision is - to improve quality of life for all vulnerable people.
Our core values - integrity, quality, care, dignity and respect.
These values will run through everything we do.