East Durham Trust is a charity and VCS organisation based in Peterlee. We provide a range of support services to the communities of the former district of Easington which is made up 20 distinct areas, most of which are former Pit villages that continue to be hugely affected by deprivation and disadvantage following the closure of the Pits.
Support, advice and guidance for the local Community Sector (see below for more info)
More information about what we do can be found in the Projects section of our website.
Following our hugely successful Covid-19 crisis response which saw the Trust support 1000's of individuals impacted by the pandemic we are beginning to resume all services in line with ongoing Government Guidance.
If you required support or have any questions about what we do please contact us on 0191 5693511
SUPPORTING THE EAST DURHAM COMMUNITY SECTOR DURING AND POST-COVID19
Our local community partners should be aware that many of the services they provide (voluntary and charitable services, indoor and outdoor sports, physical activity/exercise as well as youth groups and activities) are EXEMPT from the new guidance that only 6 people can meet. Visit the gov.uk website for further info.
East Durham Trust is committed to supporting our local community centres, venues and groups in this difficult period. This includes:
Advice around current government guidance, risk management and safe practice for community venues and groups looking to engage with the public.
Support around reopening and Covid-19 proofing the services you provide (see our Funding page for more info)
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511
WHAT WE DO
We help the communities of the former district of Easington which is made up 20 distinct areas, most of which are former Pit villages that continue to be hugely affected by deprivation following the closure of the Pits. We run a wide range of projects to help the community fight disadvantage including food parcels, telephone befriending for the socially isolated, helping people in the downward spiral of debt, supporting people to get the benefits they deserve, providing holiday activities with food, getting the disengaged engaged with the arts and more.