Rusha Surface Coal Mine Community Fund

The Banks Rusha Surface Coal Mine Community Fund has been established to provide financial assistance to community groups, voluntary organisations and the local community in the area surrounding the Banks Rusha Surface Coal Mine.  The geographical boundaries for fund eligibility will normally be restricted to the Fauldhouse and Breich Valley Ward.  The priority will be for projects in Breich and benefiting the community closest to the Rusha site.  Groups or voluntary organisations from other neighbouring settlements may apply for grants provided that they demonstrate that residents from the area around the Rusha site and from Breich may also benefit from the project.

Please click the link below for grant guidelines: Rusha Surface Coal Mine Community Fund Guidelines.

Before applying for a grant
Applicants MUST contact The Banks Community Fund, fund manager at the CDCF, before applying for a grant. Tel 0191 378 6342 or email

APPLY HERE: Grant applications have to be made on line via the County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF) website.

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