The Rural Design Centre

We would like to hear from any community groups active in the area who have projects up and running (or are very close to launching one) which would benefit from some support and funding.

We, the team at the Rural Design Centre, will work with you, to fully understand the challenge and ambition that you have, and together we will shape a project proposal for funding from the Council. This would be via a series of workshops or similar, depending on the specific community requirement. The funding has come from the Shared Prosperity Fund, and will be distributed via DCC.

There is more information about the project here: Durham Community Hub Investment Co-Design (

Stanley Community Funding

A community isn’t just an area of land – a postcode or village, town, suburb or street. It’s people. It’s goodwill. It’s coming together to achieve a shared goal or offer support in a crisis.  It is all of these things and more and in the Stanley area we’re lucky to have such strong bonds that will see us through the difficult situations and emerge a more robust, more united community.

PACT House

Outstanding work is carried out daily by the members of PACT House which has mobilised incredibly since the very beginning of the covid crisis.  Offering meals and free teas & coffee literally all day – everyday – with a friendly warm smile!

Address: 39 Front, Stanley, DH9 0JE

Just for Women

Welcomes all women and young girls, provide support and assistance in a non-judgemental, non-threatening environment that will give each woman the opportunity to be heard and accept the equal worth of each women and value the individually of her life experience.  Just for Women also works with men struggling with mental health, PTSD and long-term unemployment.

“We are a community based, independent service dedicated to empowering women and young girls through support, advice and bespoke programs tailored around the women and young”.

Tel: 01207 281145
[email protected]

Community Funding

For more information and to apply, please visit the County Durham Community Foundation’s webpage HERE

County Durham Community Foundation
Victoria HouseWhitfield Court, St John’s Road
Meadowfield Industrial Estate
Durham, DH7 8XL

Tel: 0191 378 6340
[email protected]