The Cornforth Partnership is a responsive charitable organisation that is at the very heart of it’s community.
Since 1996 it has developed a raft of innovative services to meet the needs of people in Cornforth and it’s surrounding areas as well as being a leading light for support and provision across County Durham.
The Cornforth Partnership was born in 1996 as a community response to the growing poverty, deprivation and isolation of the industrial village of Cornforth, County Durham. Once thriving, Cornforth has become one of the most deprived areas in England following the closure of the local collieries upon which it depended. As local facilities were closed, the Cornforth Partnership was established to create a community resource centre which would support the social, environmental, recreational and economic regeneration of Cornforth and its surrounding areas.
The Charity acquired Cornforth House as its first community building in 1996 and in 2006 leased the adjoining Number 66 from the parish council to provide a drop-in, social and diversionary activities, and training and aspiration-raising opportunities for local young people.
Since then, the Partnership has gone from strength to strength, and our reputation for community-led and innovative responses to entrenched social and economic problems is now firmly established. We work with deprived communities and isolated individuals across County Durham.