Each year, the charity trustees allocate an amount of money to provide small grants and support to individuals in need. County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF) match fund this donation so that together we can support some of the most vulnerable groups and individuals in the North East.
CDCF are a registered charity that specialise in grant giving and they manage the whole application process on our behalf.
During the year April 2021 – March 2022, over 750 individuals benefitted from Sherburn House Charity Relief in Need grants and support. 20% of the grants were awarded to people affected by health issues, including serious illnesses, 10% were affected by domestic violence and poverty or disadvantage was the main issue affecting 15% of recipients. 35% of the primary beneficiaries of such grants were children and young people.
During the year April 2022 – March 2023, over 600 individuals benefitted from Sherburn House Charity Relief in Need grants and support. 20% of the grants supported people with mental health issues, and just under 10% supported victims of crime or abuse. Health issues (including serious illness), domestic violence and poverty were the main issues affecting applicants. 40% of the primary beneficiaries of such grants were children and young people.