Each year the Council allocates a sum of money which it awards as grants to local groups, organisations and charities which make a positive contribution to the Parish and the local area. The apply, please download a form below. The deadline for applications each year is the 30th of September.

Grant Application Form
Grant Awarding Policy

Since the Council adopted the grant awarding policy we have given grants away to the following groups:


  • 1st Waldridge Fell Scout Group
  • Chester-le-Street Amateur Rowing Club
  • Citizens Advice County Durham
  • The Great North Air Ambulance Service



  • Waldridge Junior Football Club
  • The Great North Air Ambulance Service
  • Waldridge Craft Club



  • Waldridge Craft Club
  • Citizens Advice



  • Co Durham School Benevolent Fund – this group was established to assist needy families in Co Durham with the purchase of shoes and winter coats for children.  Over recent years the fund has seen a marked increase in the number of applications from needy families.



  • Chester le Street Friends – this group of volunteers look after people on their night out, if they need any help or advice on getting home, they supply flip flops to young ladies who take their shoes off, cagoules when they come out with out their coat in the rain.  Help them into taxis if they have lost their friends or are too drunk.


  • Durham Cathedral – This is to help the cathedral remain a free asset for the North East.  They do a lot of work which goes unseen.



  • Waldridge Village Hall – to help fund the casing for the defibrillator which is held at the hall, this will enable to defibrillator to be placed outside for all residents to use in the case of emergency.



  • Waldridge under 9’s football club
  • Chester-le-Street rugby club
  • North East War Memorial Fund
  • North East Air Ambulance



  • RSVP – Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme – surgery transport scheme
  • Waldridge Fell Junior Rangers



  • RSPCA – Felledge Animal Centre
  • North East Air Ambulance



  • Waldridge Park Junior Football Club
  • BH Football club
  • Chester-le-Street and District Voluntary Welfare Committee