Sherburn House Charity

0191 372 2551 (Administration) | 0191 372 0421 (Care Home)

Relief in Need

Relief in Need Grant Application Process (Grants for Individuals)

A major part of Sherburn House Charity's function is to relieve need, hardship and distress in the North East of England. This is achieved through the giving of grants in separate schemes to individuals.

However, the charity has recently changed the way in which it awards grants.

All applications must be made through County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF) on 0191 3786340.

The following article was published in the Northern Echo on Wednesday, 18 January, 2017:

Charity partnership will boost care of the elderly

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 application for individual relief, you should click the following link:

County Durham Community Foundation - Grants for Individuals

From 1 January 2017 we will not accept any further applications made direct to Sherburn House Charity and any application must be made using the above process.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Our Mission Vision & Core Values 

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.