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Local Charities Fund

The DUCK Local Charities Fund was established by the Durham University Charities Committee to fund specific projects which benefit the local community. Whilst students are a transient population within the city, they seek to create a legacy through the Local Charities Fund, to benefit local people and places by funding specific projects. 

 

Specific

Applications that specify how money will be spent to support specific goals are encouraged. We want to hear how this will be spent to support a specific project or goal e.g. to pay six months’ rent for an art group, to pay for a new piece of equipment in a hospice, to fund a ‘sports day’ for a youth group. However, we understand that it is not always possible to be this specific, and we encourage charities to use our fund in whichever way will best fulfil their needs. This year we are prioritising groups that support young people and have shown resilience and the ability to innovate in the face of a changing funding environment. 

 

Typically, the DUCK Local Charity Fund distributes grants of between £100 and £1000; although applications outside of this bracket are considered, please do not request sums which far exceed £1000.

 

 

Local

This is a fund for Local Charities and Groups, where‘Local’ is defined as those operating in County Durham and Teeside, and whose work impacts the local community. This is part of DUCK’s commitment to the local community. For this reason, applications cannot be accepted from international charities, even if they are based locally (a charity based in Newcastle, working in Africa, would not be eligible). However, applications from local branches of national charities (for example, ‘Durham and Chester le Street Mind’) can be accepted. This year we are prioritising groups working in Durham City and can show they work with disadvantaged groups from within the city or across the county. 

 

 

The fund will be open for applications 1stMarch- 30thApril 2019.

The DUCK panel will meet to agree awards in June 2019.

Successful groups will be notified in July 2019

 

TO APPLY

You can apply online by following this link: 

(The link will go live on the 1stMarch 2019)

 

 

 

For more information on how to apply please contact our Charities Officer, Katie Avis, by emailing  dsu.duck-charities@durham.ac.uk 

 


If you have any questions please get in touch: dsu.duck-community@durham.ac.uk.