Area Action Partnerships

All of our partnerships have AAP pages on the Durham County Website.

 Here you will find information on all the AAP geography, membership, priorities and the latest news from each area. 

Some even have a facebook page for you to follow!


Great Aycliffe & Middridge Partnership E-bulletin - July 2018 **New**

Welcome to the latest GAMP e-bulletin, we hope you find the information useful. Please feel free to circulate to any relevant contacts as appropriate. If you know of anyone who would like to join our Forum database, please don't hesitate to put them in touch with the GAMP team using the contact details at the bottom of the bulletin.

Stanley AAP e-bulletin – July 2018 **New**

Welcome to the July 2018 edition of the Stanley Area Action Partnership (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. We hope you find it informative and worthwhile. 

BASH E-Bulletin July 2018 **New**

Please find attached the latest edition of the BASH Ebulletin

Thank You Emma Walton Area Action Partnership Support Officer Durham County Council Shildon Business Centre Dabble Duck Industrial Estate Shildon DL4 2RF Tel. 03000 268 663 (Direct Line)

Great Aycliffe & Middridge Partnership - Board Member Public Representative Vacancy **New**

 We currently have a vacancy on the Great Aycliffe & Middridge Partnership (GAMP) Board within the public representative sector. This is an exciting opportunity for a Forum member with a keen interest in the local community to join a dynamic and proactive Board, who have successfully delivered a number of projects throughout the Great Aycliffe & Middridge area since our formation in 2009. Public representatives must live, work, volunteer or be educated in the area covered by GAMP AAP and must be over the age of 16; we’ve attached a Fact Sheet which gives a basic outline of the role for information. Also, please feel free to contact the office if you’d like to know more.

The role isn’t onerous; in terms of time commitments, there’s a requirement to attend a Board meeting every two months, and preferably to have input to at least one of our Priority Task Groups if you can, but really it’s about sharing your valuable local knowledge and being passionate about your community – helping to make a difference in our area. If you’re interested in applying, please contact us for an application pack: Email us: gampaap@durham.gov.uk or telephone: 01325 327441 

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Friday 3 August 2018. We anticipate that informal interviews will be arranged for w/c 13 August. This is your opportunity to become directly involved in what’s going on in your local area – we look forward to hearing from you!

4 Together Partnership Ebulletin - June 2018 **New**

Welcome to the 41st Edition of the 4 Together Partnership E-Bulletin June 2018 We hope you find the information useful. Please feel free to circulate to any relevant contacts as appropriate. If you're aware of anyone who would like to join our Forum database, please don't hesitate to put them in touch with the AAP team using the contact details at the bottom of the bulletin.


Stanley AAP e-bulletin – June 2018 **New**

Welcome to the June 2018 edition of the Stanley Area Action Partnership (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. We hope you find it informative and worthwhile. 

New Task Group Structure and Future Involvement **New**

As you may be aware, in March the Chester-le-Street and District AAP Board decided to change the way task groups address their priorities. Rather than having five task groups to look at six priorities, it was suggested that the task groups restructure to form three new groups which allow a greater connectivity of working, and allow a more holistic approach to highlighted issues.

As such the three groups that were suggested and agreed upon are as Follows: - Thriving Chester-le-Street o Which would look at Town Centre Development and Employment issues - Supporting Chester-le-Street o Which would focus on Health, Children, Young People and Families and Welfare Reform impacts - Environment and Community Safety o Which would focus on neighbourhood issues including Environment and Crime and Community Safety (Names are still flexible) 

These ‘thematic areas’ were chosen as they show some real potential for cross cutting work. For example, the majority of projects developed and supported in the past by the Children, Young People and Families (CCYPF) Task Group had a large focus on health issues, with particular reference in many cases to mental health, and would have fitted well with the health agenda as well as the CYPF agenda. Equally, the Environment Task Group have spent a considerable amount of time focusing on environmental crime levels and such, fit very well with the Community Safety agenda. It is hoped that bringing these issues together will allow partners and members of the community to work better together on cross cutting issues as well as reduce the burden on partners and residents who cover multiple areas and have to attend multiple meetings. Attached is the initial action plan that was agreed by the AAP board in May 2018. This was put together using information from a variety of sources that presented at the AAP Board and elsewhere, most noteably from the Public Health Team and Durham Constabulary. Whilst some of the action plans seem large, it is not expected that the group will be responsible for delivery of all parts of the plan; instead, some issues identified may well already being addressed by current or upcoming programmes within the area. 

The dates, times and locations of the next meetings are below: - Thriving Chester-le-Street o Cornerstones Centre for the Community, Walter Best Room, 6pm, Monday 18th of June - Supporting Chester-le-Street o Bullion Hall Community Resource Centre, 10am, Wednesday 4th of July - Environment and Community Safety o Bullion Hall Community Resource Centre, 6pm, Thursday 21ST June

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact me. Best Regards Geoff Knight Principal Community Development/Project Officer Chester-Le-Street and District AAP Durham County Council | Chester-le-Street One Point hub | DH3 3QH 03000 265642 | 07775406744 | http://www.durham.gov.uk/chesterlestreetaap

Stanley AAP Annual General Meeting & Board Meeting **New**

The next Stanley AAP Board Meeting will take place on: Monday 11th June from 6.00pm – 8.00pm in The Venue, Wear Road, Stanley, DH9 6LU (formerly Stanley Day Care Centre). 

The June 2018 Meeting will include:  Neighbourhood and Locality Policing Issues  Active Durham Presentation  Love Beamish & Stanley Presentation  Stanley AAP Priority Task Group Updates  Partner Work Update To register to attend the Board Meeting please email: stanleyaap@durham.gov.uk or telephone 03000 265323.

DVP July Board Meeting  **New**

This is to give you advance notice of the DVP Board meeting we are holding in the summer: Date: Wednesday, 18 July 2018 Time: 6pm-8pm Venue: Consett Salvation Army Hall, Sherburn Terrace, Consett. DH8 6ND I appreciate this is a little way off and ask you to keep a note of this date and to contact a member of the DVP Team on 03000 260725 or email dvaap@durham.gov.uk by 5pm on Monday 16 July 2018 

if you wish to attend. If you have any queries regarding the above or would like more information about how to get involved with the DVP, please contact us. 

We look forward to seeing you at a future meeting and remember to check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Derwent-Valley-Partnership-AAP-

Great Aycliffe & Middridge Partnership Ebulletin - May 2018 **New**

Welcome to the latest GAMP e-bulletin, we hope you find the information useful. Please feel free to circulate to any relevant contacts as appropriate. If you know of anyone who would like to join our Forum database, please don't hesitate to put them in touch with the GAMP team using the contact details at the bottom of this message.

MD AAP Annual Report **New**

Please find attached a copy of our recently signed off Annual Report

BASH EBulletin May 2018 **New**

Please find attached the latest edition of the BASH Ebulletin

Thank You Emma Walton Area Action Partnership Support Officer Durham County Council Shildon Business Centre Dabble Duck Industrial Estate Shildon DL4 2RF Tel. 03000 268 663 (Direct Line)

Stanley AAP e-bulletin – May 2018 **New**

Welcome to the May 2018 edition of the Stanley Area Action Partnership (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. We hope you find it informative and worthwhile. 

Derwent Valley News – Request for Articles and Photographs **New**

The Derwent Valley Partnership is collating articles for the Summer 2018 edition of the Derwent Valley News which will be distributed to all households in the Derwent Valley area in early July 2018. We are looking for articles from organisations, partners (housing, health, police, fire, CVS) community groups, community partnerships, residents associations, projects or any other local information from the Derwent Valley area. The articles should be approximately 100 words in length, and if you have photos or logos to accompany the article please include these – photos in their original format (not pasted into word documents) are required.

If we receive articles over 100 words, we will need to politely request that these are then edited down as unfortunately, we have limited editorial space within our four page newsletter and we try to accommodate as many articles as possible. The deadline for submitting articles for the Summer 2018 edition is Friday 25th May 2018. 

Please send your articles directly to Kath at kath.clements@durham.gov.uk Please feel free to forward this request on to your own networks, or relevant groups who would be interested in contributing to the Derwent Valley News publication.

If you have any queries about sending in articles or would like to know more about the newsletter, please contact a member of the DVP Team on 03000 260 725 / 260 722.

3 TOWNS PARTNERSHIP E-BULLETIN **New**

Issue 9 – 1 March 2018 Welcome to the new edition of the 3 Towns (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. We hope you find it informative and worthwhile

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Stanley AAP e-bulletin – March 2018 **New**

Welcome to the March 2018 edition of the Stanley Area Action Partnership (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. We hope you find it informative and worthwhile


East Durham Rural Corridor AAP e-bulletin – February 2018 **New**

Welcome to the February 2018 edition of the East Durham Rural Corridor (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. 
We hope you find it informative and worthwhile


GAMP AAP e-bulletin – March 2018 **Current**

Welcome to the March 2018 edition of the GAMP  (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. We hope you find it informative and worthwhile


4 Together Partnership Ebulletin - February 2018 **New**

Welcome to the 40th Edition of the 4 Together Partnership E-Bulletin February 2018 We hope you find the information useful. Please feel free to circulate to any relevant contacts as appropriate. If you're aware of anyone who would like to join our Forum database, please don't hesitate to put them in touch with the AAP team using the contact details at the bottom of the bulletin.


BASH EBulletin April 2018**New**

Please find attached the latest edition of the BASH Ebulletin 

Thank You Emma Walton Area Action Partnership Support Officer Durham County Council Shildon Business Centre Dabble Duck Industrial Estate Shildon DL4 2RF Tel. 03000 268 663 (Direct Line)

Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP now has Facebook please follow the link below and hit like http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bishop-Auckland-and-Shildon-Area-Action-Partnership/414721788564805#
Stanley AAP e-bulletin – February 2018 **New**

Welcome to the February 2018 edition of the Stanley Area Action Partnership (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. 

We hope you find it informative and worthwhile


BASH EBulletin January 2018**New**

Please find attached the latest edition of the BASH Ebulletin 

Thank You Emma Walton Area Action Partnership Support Officer Durham County Council Shildon Business Centre Dabble Duck Industrial Estate Shildon DL4 2RF Tel. 03000 268 663 (Direct Line)

Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP now has Facebook please follow the link below and hit like http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bishop-Auckland-and-Shildon-Area-Action-Partnership/414721788564805#

Spennymoor AAP - Revised date for Board meeting **Current**

Please note that the new date for our the rescheduled Board Meeting is Thursday 15th February 2018, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Tudhoe Community Centre, St David’s Close, Tudhoe, DL16 6TA. Can you please confirm your attendance at the meeting at the earliest opportunity. If you have any questions or queries then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Regards 
Peter Peter Peter Henderson, Spennymoor Area Action Partnership Community Development Project Officer, Durham County Council Transformation and Partnerships Green lane Spennymoor County Durham Dl16 6JQ Tel: 03000 261136 07970970523
Email: peter.henderson@durham.gov.uk Web: www.durham.gov.uk/spennymooraap

GAMP AAP e-bulletin – December 2017 **Current**

Welcome to the December 2017 edition of the GAMP  (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. 

We hope you find it informative and worthwhile

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Derwent Valley News – Request for Articles and Photographs **New**

The Derwent Valley Partnership is collating articles for the Spring 2018 edition of the Derwent Valley News which will be distributed to all households in the Derwent Valley area around the last week of February 2018 / first week in March 2018. We are looking for articles from organisations, partners (housing, health, police, fire, CVS) community groups, community partnerships, residents associations, projects or any other local information from the Derwent Valley area.

The articles should be approximately 100 words in length, and if you have photos or logos to accompany the article please include these – photos in their original format (not pasted into word documents) are required. If we receive articles over 100 words, we will need to politely request that these are then edited down as unfortunately, we have limited editorial space within our four page newsletter and we try to accommodate as many articles as possible. 

The deadline for submitting articles for the Spring 2018 edition is Friday 19th January 2018. Please send your articles directly to me, at helen.pinkney@durham.gov.uk

If you have any queries about sending in articles or would like to know more about the newsletter, please contact a member of the DVP Team on 03000 260 725 / 260 722. 

Stanley AAP e-bulletin – December 2017 **Current**

Welcome to the December 2017 edition of the Stanley Area Action Partnership (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. 

We hope you find it informative and worthwhile


Chester le St AAP  **Current**

Children, Young People and Families’ Task Group Call for Projects 

A reminder that the Task Group are currently seeking projects under the following themes: · 

Support for Families around:
o Budgeting and cooking (especially on a budget) and resilience of families to be able to deal with Welfare Reform 
o Support for Young Carers 
o Issues relating to gambling and gaming, payday lenders, high interest lending, loan sharking, exploitation of vulnerable people in terms of lending and the rise of social media as a way of illegal money lending 
o Partners, agencies and services joining up and working together to provide support in terms of Support for Families on the above issues 

· Feeling Safe 
o Education and awareness in terms of alcohol and drug and substance misuse in children and young people · 

Mental Health 
o Preventative measures especially in relation to children and young people 
o Promotion of positive mental health and resilience in children, young people and families 

Deadline Friday 15 December. To discuss a project idea or for more information and an application pack please contact Helen Pinkney on 03000 268 665 / Helen.Pinkney@durham.gov.uk

Mid Durham AAP - December Newsletter **Current**

The Mid Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP) has been set up to work with you, the residents of Mid Durham, to improve the quality of life within your area.

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GAMP AAP e-bulletin – November 2017 **Current**

Welcome to the Novemer 2017 edition of the GAMP  (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. 

We hope you find it informative and worthwhile

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Stanley AAP e-bulletin – November 2017 **Current**

Welcome to the Novemebr 2017 edition of the Stanley Area Action Partnership (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. 

We hope you find it informative and worthwhile


Youth Grant Fund 4 Together Partnership **Current**

YOUTH GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE 

Applications will be open from 6 November – 26 November 2017 What is the AAP Youth Fund? 
• The Youth fund is an allocation of funds to each of the 14 Area Action Partnerships (AAP) to support community-led youth initiatives that meet local needs, impact on County and AAP priorities as they relate to improving outcomes for young people, and encourage young people’s participation in activities and projects that provide opportunities for them to contribute positively to their local communities. 
 • Applications should demonstrate how they have involved young people in the decision making in the development of the proposal. Its overall purpose is to support the improvement of social, emotional capabilities of young people, aged 11 upwards. 
• Applicants should demonstrate how they will ensure sustainability of the project beyond the life of the funding. 

Each AAP receives £9,902 annually, to support youth projects and/or community-based organisations to deliver opportunities to young people 11-19. The minimum grant limit is £1,000, and the maximum is £3,000. 

• Projects will contribute to locality and countywide priorities such as those in the County Durham Children and Young People and Families Plan 2016/19 - that relate directly to young people aged 11-19 (25 for young people with Special Educational Needs or Disability) 
• Projects should be based on an identified need. 
• Securing additional match funding, both cash and ‘in-kind’ is encouraged to help show wider contributions for the project. This can include contributions from the Neighbourhood Budget Scheme, Area Budget Scheme as well as other external sources e.g. National Lottery, charitable trusts and foundations, fundraising carried out by young people e.g. sponsored events etc. 

What can the Youth Fund be used for? The AAP Youth Fund can be used to fund projects that satisfy the following criteria: 
• They contribute to locality and countywide priorities such as those in the County Durham Children and Young People and Families Plan 2016/19 that relate directly to young people aged 11-19 (25 for young people with Special Educational Needs or Disability) 
• They are identified from local priorities within each AAP covering 11-19 (25 for young people with SEND) • To provide youth activities for young people aged 11-19 (25 for young people with SEND) that meet a clear identified need 
• They improve the social, emotional capabilities of young people •
 They do not undermine Council or partners’ policies or service delivery 
• They are lawful 
• They do not incur ongoing revenue costs without the approval of the relevant service provider 

Which organisations are eligible to receive a grant from the youth fund? Only not for profit organisations are eligible to receive a grant from the Youth Fund. 
Such organisations can include: • Voluntary and community sector organisations • Parish and Town Councils • Sports Clubs can only apply to this fund if it can be demonstrated that they are delivering wider activities for young people than purely sports participation. The fund cannot be used to purchase additional sporting equipment.

How are applications made? Applicants are requested to complete an expression of interest form in the first instance, within the timescales stipulated. 

If you would like an expression of interest form, or more information, please contact the 4 Together team: fouraap@durham.gov.uk Telephone: 03000 267210

4 Together Partnership Ebulletin - October 2017 **Current**

Welcome to the 38th Edition of the 4 Together Partnership E-Bulletin October 2017 We hope you find the information useful. Please feel free to circulate to any relevant contacts as appropriate. If you're aware of anyone who would like to join our Forum database, please don't hesitate to put them in touch with the AAP team using the contact details at the bottom of the newsletter

Durham Area Action Partnership August 2017 **Current**

Please find attached the Durham Area Action Partnership e-bulletin