Durham University Community Fund
Welcome to the new Durham University Community Fund (DUCF) Payroll Giving page. The Durham University Community Fund has been set up to provide grants to a range of charities and non-profit organisations that staff and students already support through volunteering. The aim of the Fund is very simple – to allow the University and its staff to support a range of charities via a staff-specific fund, in an easy, and tax efficient, manner. The Fund is held and managed independently by County Durham Community Foundation.
- for the first year of operation the University will match all staff donations up to a maximum of £10,000, plus;
- County Durham Community Foundation will also provide a similar match of £8,000 net of their administrative costs
All this means that an example donation of £20 per month (for a standard rate taxpayer) would actually only cost the staff member £16 and, including the match funding in year one, could deliver a total of £672 into the Fund to be distributed to our community partners.