County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust

County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust

Our small but perfectly formed NHS Charity supports 8 hospitals and over 150 community locations across County Durham. We rely heavily on the support of local businesses, groups and associations to help us to enhance patient care and wellbeing by providing essential equipment like scanners and multifunctional monitors, to specialist cots for the neonatal unit to toys and games in our children’s wards and departments. We run a series of events and activities for fundraising and hope to encourage fellow members to show their support for our charity by helping us, particularly in this the NHS’s 75th Year.

County Durham Community Foundation

County Durham Community Foundation provides grants that make a genuine difference to the lives of local people. We manage charitable funds donated by local individuals, families, businesses and trusts, building up a source of long-term support for the community and acting as the vital link between donors and local needs.


Durham Area Youth

Established as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in September 2017 we provide youth provision in several villages on the outskirts of Durham.

Currently we deliver to young people aged between 6 -18 years old in the villages of West Rainton, Pittington, Sherburn Village, Sherburn Hill, Bournmoor and Great Lumley.

Our core aims are to:

  • Provide a young people led service, adapting and changing to their interests
  • Provide a fun, engaging and safe environment for young people to develop confidence, resilience and social skills
  • Offer a range of activities and support allowing young people to develop skills and progress in life
  • Promote community participation
Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is one of the great buildings of Europe: a Christian Church of the Anglican Communion; seat of the Bishop of Durham; and a place of worship, welcome and hospitality.

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust is an independent charity and limited company that was established in 1971, originally as the Durham County Conservation Trust, becoming Durham Wildlife Trust is 1988.

Across County Durham, Darlington, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland, no one is working harder to protect our wildlife for future generations.

English Heritage

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments, and sites - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of the empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year.

We care for and protect some of the most iconic sites in the North East from Berwick Barracks in North Northumberland to Barnard Castle, County Durham. Some sites Durham Business Group members may know include Lindisfarne Priory, Belsay Hall, Brinkburn Priory, Tynemouth Priory,  Warkworth Castle, St Paul’s Monastery, Egglestone Abbey, Finchale Priory, Dunstanburgh Castle, various locations across Hadrian’s Wall including Horseheads Roman Fort and Corbridge Roman Town

We are supported by our members and commercial activity, and as a registered charity, no. 1140351, and a company, no. 07447221 we are increasingly relying on our innovative partnerships and philanthropists to help achieve our charitable objectives and financial sustainability to ensure we are able to continue caring for our amazing historic buildings, monuments, and sites in the North East and nationally.

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St Cuthbert’s Hospice

St Cuthbert’s Hospice is one of County Durham’s most loved and respected charities. Each year we care for thousands of individuals and families who need us at what is a truly challenging time. We must raise over £2 million every year to continue to provide In-Patient care, our day services at The Living Well Centre and our ground breaking dementia care service. We have a community of dedicated supporters and many local and national businesses who help us in our mission to make every day count.