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.
You can also contact us firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific queries.
UPDATE - Theme voting closed on 15th December 2017 and the percentage of votes received is as follows. Children & Young People (36.7%), Animal Welfare (25%), Health & Ageing (13.3%), Social (11.7%), Sport & Outdoor (5%), Arts & Culture (3.3%), Environmental (3.3%), Criminal Justice (1.7%)