Up to £2,000 of funding could be up for grabs for charities in the County Durham area, thanks to a community initiative by Northumbrian Water. 

The water company’s partnership with County Durham Community Foundation is making a last call for new project applications, as the deadline of the current round of funding on Monday October 17, 2022 rapidly approaches.  


Since forming the long-standing partnership with the County Durham Community Foundation to deliver project grants in 1995, nearly 180 community projects have been supported by the fund and more than £94,000 donated to good causes.  


Northumbrian Water’s Partnerships Manager, Ross Smith, said: “A big part of our purpose is meeting the needs of our local communities and we’re really proud to work with the County Durham Community Foundation to help good causes.   


“We support our communities in many ways – from gifting time and expertise through our employee volunteering programme, to donating cash and equipment to support a range of projects. 


“We want to help as many deserving causes as possible through our partnership with the County Durham Community Foundation, so if you’re a local, registered charitable cause looking for support then we’d welcome an application from you.” 


All applications for grants of from £1,000 to £2,000 will be considered, however, the utility company will prioritise projects that set out to improve the health, education and environment of the community. 


The deadline for the current round of funding is Monday October 17, 2022.  


Projects can also be supported by the company’s ‘Just an Hour’ employee volunteering programme to give causes a helping hand. 


All applications will be carefully considered and successful bids chosen by the company’s volunteer panel. Please visit County Durham Community Foundation’s website to apply for a community grant from Northumbrian Water here.