Coronavirus Update

Thank you so much to our amazing members for the much needed and much appreciated donations that keep on arriving!!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic all services are suspended until further notice.   If any of our members are having difficulties getting groceries or  collecting your medication we are looking at ways to help so please get in touch.   If any community group needs help such as delivering food for food banks, meals on wheels deliveries etc just let us know and we will be happy to help wherever we can.  If you know of anyone who needs help with any medical deliveries please pass on our details.  Stay safe and take care of yourselves, your loved ones and any of your vulnerable neighbours.

There is a lady in Peterlee co-ordinating making face masks to donate to care homes and other places in need of PPE  - she is in desperate need of any donations of curtain lining and elastic - if you know of any manufacturers/suppliers in our area please give me a ring and I will pass on the details.  The face masks are being made by local machinists in their own homes - our community should be really proud that people are working selflessly to help others to get us through this terrible time.








East Durham Community Transport (EDCT) was formed in 1989 when it was identified that there was a lack of transport provision within the youth service.  We ran from Blackhall Youth Club with a donated minibus and a handful of volunteers.  From there, with the hard work and dedication from the voluntary Management Committee, we grew over the next few years until funding was secured to purchase 3 new vehicles and employ full-time staff in 1998.   Since that time the organisation has grown into a vital resource within the community of East Durham and is well known and well respected. We have attracted major funding from The Countryside Agency, The Lottery, The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, Single Regeneration Budget, Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, Transition Fund, European Regeneration Development Fund as well as smaller amounts from Hadrian’s Trust, Pathfinders, The County Durham Foundation, Castle Dene Shopping Centre – the list goes on.

Our Services

We run a non-profit, non-commercial Charity and membership can be taken out by youth clubs and groups, luncheon clubs, disability groups, sports groups, uniformed clubs and schools etc.

A message from the Chair, Christine Hepple

Our staff, board and volunteers are dedicated and passionate in our roles and we all believe in the good work that is carried out in our community and that by providing an excellent transport service this good work can be achieved.

Social isolation is tackled, young people can engage in positive activities, people can access leisure and shopping facilities and groups can achieve their aims and objectives.

Everyone at EDCT is committed to ensuring our organisation runs to a high standard in order to continue providing this essential service for many more years to come.

Privacy Policy - you can find our privacy policy here.  /files/EDCT%20Privacy%20Policy%202018.docx



Please don't get us confused with East Durham Taxies - they are a private hire company and not part of our organisation. 


Please contact them direct for any private hire bookings - we only provide transport to our member groups.



We are delighted to announce that in 2019 we have been successful in our Lotery bid and have been awarded £32,780.00 over 3 years towards staff salary costs.  This is a fantastic acheivement as funding is so hard to secure and we thank the Lottery staff especially Lynn Stoddart and Clair Docherty, for their support and encouragement.  Further huge thanks for the additional £3,278 we have recently secured which will go a long way to help our Charity continue in this period of uncertainty.  


KNS Automotive in Peterlee have very kindly sponsored us again this year bringing in a much needed cash boost.  They recognise the good work we do in our community and support our Charity wholeheartedly.  They are a very well established business and supply all types or car parts and supplies.  They are a great bunch of lads (and lasses) who go out of their way to help with advice and very competative prices.  Give them a ring on 0191 5868877 or visit them at their premises on the South West Industrial Estate or online 

‘Our project has been funded by the County Durham Community Foundation’s E.ON Haswell Moor Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund' with a grant of £3,000 in 2020


If you would like to make a donation to our Charity to help us get through this uncertain time please contact the office number 0191 5182633.  It is with your support that we will be able to continue our services and offer you the transport you need when the world finally gets back to normal.  Thank You.

Our amazing drivers, Darren & Norman, out during 'lockdown' collecting food to deliver to a local food bank - people like these deserve a medal.  Please keep donating food to your local food bank or collection point in any way you can. 

County Durham Community Foundation

Contact Us

East Durham Community Transport
Unit 7A,
QC Space,
3 Cook Way,
NW Industrial Estate,
County Durham,
Telephone: 0191 5182633