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!
DVP October Board Meeting **New**

This is to give you advance notice of the DVP Board meeting we are holding in October, please note the change in venue: Date: Wednesday, 17 October 2018 Time: 6pm-8pm Venue: Training Room, Derwentside Business Centre, Consett, DH8 6BP 

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 15 October 2018 if you wish to attend. Details of all our Priority Task Groups, Board meetings, Forum dates and events the DVP are hosting are available on our Derwent Valley Life website at www.derwentvalleylife.org.uk under the events tab on the website menu. If you have any queries regarding the above or would like more information about how to get involved with the DVP, please contact us. 

Regards Derek Snaith Area Action Partnership Coordinator Derwent Valley Partnership (AAP) Direct line: 03000 266146 Mobile: 07769 131417

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

Welcome to the September 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 Sept 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 E-bulletin - Sept 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.

Communities are invited to come and meet their local superheroes at crime and community safety events **New**

RESIDENTS of the Mid Durham AAP area are invited to attend roadshows being delivered in four of their villages, where they can get practical tips and information on preventing crime and staying safe. Mid Durham AAP have brought together local community safety partners from County Durham & Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, Durham County Council, Durham Constabulary, Karbon Homes, and County Durham Housing group along with Age UK County Durham to put on four interactive and fun roadshows for people to learn how to keep themselves safe. Along with practical tips and information residents will be able to pick up some FREE home security devices for their homes. Ron Hogg, Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC) for County Durham and Darlington, who is supporting the events said “It is fantastic to see partners coming together to run events like this. There is a wide range of activities and information on offer by our real-life local superheroes, who are our volunteers and the emergency services.” 

The roadshows are taking place between 3pm and 7pm at the following venues: • 26th September 2018 Brandon Primary School • 2nd October Langley Park Primary School • 10th October Esh Winning Primary School • 17th October 2018 St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Ushaw Moor 

John Jameson from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service and Chair of the Mid Durham AAP Community Safety Task Group said: “All of the agencies involved in the Community Safety Task Group are excited to be delivering the roadshows in the four chosen local primary schools. The aim is to educate, not just the children, but their families and the wider community to improve their safety, especially as Winter approaches. I hope that those who attend find the sessions useful and learn more about how to keep themselves and their families safe.” Residents will be able to: • Get their child car seats safety checked • Get advice on how to stay safe online • Get crime prevention and home safety advice • Try on emergency services uniforms • Look at emergency vehicles • pick up some FREE home security devices for their homes • Meet Jet and Ben the Police Dogs • Meet your local Criminal Investigation Department (CID) detectives for specialist advice (only at the Ushaw Moor event) • Enter a free draw to win a superhero cake! • Plus many more exciting activities. 

You can follow the events on online for updates; simply search for Mid Durham AAP on Facebook.

Extra Meetings - Supporting Chester-le-Street & District Task Group **New**

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 

As mentioned in my previous e-mail, the Supporting Task Group agreed at their last meeting that there was a need whilst the group was still forming, to fit in a couple of extra meeting for the first 6 months of the group's development. This is in an effort to deal with funding approaches, which take time to discuss, whilst still trying to work through both priority setting and the focus of the groups work. With this in mind I have organised the following meetings, to help the above occur, these being: * 2.00 - 4.00 - Thursday 4th October 2018 * 2.00 - 4.00 - Thursday 6th December 2018 * 2.00 - 4.00 - Thursday 7th February 2019 I look forward to seeing you. Regards Ally Would you like to be on the Area Action Partnership Board for Chester-le-Street & District AAP and help support the communities in our area?

Please visit our Facebook page for the article and how you can get in touch https://www.facebook.com/Chester-le-Street-and-District-Area-Action-Partnership-1405671549647087/?ref=hl


Supporting Chester-le-Street & District Task Group **new**

A 'Development Day' took place yesterday as part of the Supporting Chester-le-Street & District Task Group. Can I just thank everyone who took part, we now have a much clearer idea of where people think we should be focussing in the forthcoming year. Jane and I will now work to bring together an updated action plan, with more focussed actions, to the next meeting. Please find attached extra information that was discussed at the meeting as part of the 'Development Day', which will inform further discussions at future meetings. 

Discussion also took place regarding the following: 
* Terms of Reference (TOR) - These were circulated to group members, and it was noted that these were a generic TOR, and could be focussed in more. Jane and I will work on these for the next meeting. 
* Monthly Meetings - Due to the Supporting Group being newly formed, it was though that for the first 6 months, meetings should be monthly - I will be writing out to you with further dates for your diary. 
* Time Limited Sub Groups - It was agreed that there was a need to form a couple of sub groups - these being: o A Communications Sub Group - which would meet a couple of times to understand how we communicate better, and what information is missing. o A Funding Sub Group which would meet more regularly and act as an 'assessment panel' to look at approaches for funding - especially helpful when we may have a number of applications that will be submitted for a named fund e.g. Older People's Social Isolation Fund and Youth Fund. Due to time limitations within the Task Group setting, these would not be able to be dealt with, and given the time needed to assess. 

Spennymoor AAP - board meeting **New**

The next AAP Board Meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday 20th September 2018 at Kirk Merrington Village Hall, Kirk Merrington, DL16 7HZ, starting at 6.00pm – 8.00pm (doors open at 5.30 for light refreshments) and an agenda will follow in due course. If you have any issues you wish to raise for the meeting please let me have a note of these by Thursday 13th September. If you wish to attend the meeting could you please register your interest by contacting me on the details below. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.

With thanks Lynn Lynn Cummings Project Support Officer Transformation and Partnerships Mid Durham AAP & Spennymoor AAP Durham County Council 03000 261134 (Spennymoor AAP only) Mob: 07557541413 Lynn.cummings@durham.gov.uk

AAP Priority Survey Now Open **New**

Your Area Action Partnership’s Need Your Help… Over the years the AAP’s have asked residents and partners to provide them with their thoughts on where their AAP should concentrate its work in the future. In 2017 we carried out the AAP Priority Survey across the county and gained just under 10,000 responses. This enabled us to provide invaluable information, not only to AAP’s but to a variety of partners on what residents thought where the key areas for improvement in their communities. This has supported various Services, Partnerships as well as voluntary groups to provide evidence of need to substantiate funding bids and service development. The new online AAP Priority Survey has gone live on the Durham County Council website and we are now asking you to pop online and fill in a 10 minute electronic survey:


Please pass this link onto anyone you think may be interested. AAP’s will publicise this on Facebook and in the press, we’ll also be looking at opportunities over the next couple of months to engage people in the voting, so as usual we’ll be seeking help from our partners, and we’ll be attending various local events where we can to gather votes. We had an excellent response rate when we carried this out 2 years ago and fully appreciate the support from yourselves in terms of engaging with groups and individuals so please help us to break the 10,000 barrier. 

The survey will be open until 30 November 2018, but we are asking people to provide feedback as soon as they can. 

BASH AAP Community Safety Task Group - RESCHEDULED 29 Oct **New**

I am emailing to inform you the next Community Safety task group meeting due to be held on Tuesday 18th September 2018 has been cancelled and has now been rescheduled to take place on: Date: Monday 29th October 2018 Time: 10am – 12pm Venue: Bishop Auckland Fire Station Project leads will be required to provide an update on their project at the meeting

Spennymoor AAP - WE NEED YOU! **New**

All Area Action Partnerships (AAPs) have been set up to give people in County Durham a greater choice and voice in local affairs. There are 14 AAPs that cover the whole of County Durham. Across all 14 AAPs, local people are asked to vote on what priorities they would like to see their AAP work towards. In order to give as many residents as possible the opportunity to vote on their local priorities, we conducted a countywide survey/campaign. The last survey was carried out in 2016 and we had just under 8,000 responses from across the county (including the views of over 3,000 secondary school pupils). As a result of these responses, each AAP was able to work with partners and local organisations to develop a range of projects and schemes to meet the priorities and issues raised by residents. During 2017/18, the AAPs allocated over £2.5 million and helped bring into the county over £2.3 million of matched investment to deliver 825 local projects across the county. In order to ensure local AAPs continue to work towards current and relevant local issues, we would now like to once again hear from you on your issues and priorities. It is essential that we receive YOUR views on YOUR community, therefore we would like to encourage you, your friends and your family members to complete one of our surveys. 

To vote on your priorities for your area then follow either of the links below: 


We really appreciate your time in completing this brief survey……………please pass it on to as many people as possible.

South Durham CLLD Local Action Group Vacancy **New**

South Durham Community Led Local Development- vacancy for the Local Action Group The South Durham CLLD Local Action Group (LAG) meets regularly and allows representatives to be actively involved in being responsible for setting the strategic direction of the programme, monitoring activity against the Local Development Strategy (LDS) and managing the approval process of applications. 

The LAG is currently made up of 14 members and the ‘public sector’ element of that can only be a maximum of 49% of the membership. We are currently seeking representatives from the Private sector as well as representatives that have experience within our ERDF priority themes – for more detail on these themes please see attached document. The LAG also needs to be balanced geographically across the South Durham area. Essentially we are looking for people who are involved in economic development, skills and work sectors. The more the LAG reflects these key areas and is also representative of the target CLLD communities, the more likely we are to deliver successful outcomes through the programme. 

For further information on the CLLD programme itself and a map of the South Durham CLLD area please visit our website at http://www.durham.gov.uk/SouthDurhamCLLD For more information or an application pack please contact southdurhamclld@durham.gov.uk

Spennymoor AAP - Mapping exercise **New**

Spennymoor Area Action Partnership (AAP) would like to update the information we may or may not hold concerning organisations, groups, activities delivered etc. in our AAP area. The reason for updating and compiling this information is so we can create an extensive and up-to-date area profile of what is available and what is being delivered in our locality. 

In order to facilitate this piece of work we would encourage you to inform us of/update us on the following information: 
· Group/Organisation Name 
. Contact Details 
· Type of Activity/Activities Delivered 
 Availability e.g. venue, time, cost etc 
· State if you wish this information/activity listing on www.gospenny.com Yes/No 

 *Please feel free to also add any other additional information that you feel will be relevant. 

Please note that, once compiled, we will create a profile that will be able to inform the work of the AAP and its partners. Where relevant, we can also use the information supplied to publish on our community website www.gospenny.com (we will only do this is you give us permission to do so). We do understand that, as quickly as the information is gathered, it can become out-of-date, however we intend to ensure the information gleaned is kept as up to date as possible and therefore the profile is an ongoing piece of work. Overall we hope that this exercise will, amongst other things, enable us to continue to deliver a high quality service, avoid duplicating existing service delivery and provide up-to-date and worthwhile exposure of what our local groups and organisations are currently delivering. 

We hope you feel this work will be of benefit to yourselves and as a result we look forward to receiving your information. If you have any questions or queries then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Regards Lynn Lynn Cummings BA(Hons) Project Support Officer Transformation and Partnerships Mid Durham AAP & Spennymoor AAP Durham County Council 03000 261134 (Spennymoor AAP only) Mob: 07557541413 Lynn.cummings@durham.gov.uk


East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership Annual General Meeting and Board Meeting 3 July 2018 Key Messages **New**

The following are the key messages from the Annual General Meeting and Board Meeting held on Tuesday 3 July 2018 at Trimdon Community College, Elwick View, Trimdon Village, TS29 6JU: 

● Everyone was welcomed to the East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership Annual General Meeting and Board Meeting. 
● Councillor Maura McKeon was appointed as the new Chairperson for 2018/19. Ian Walker was appointed as Vice Chair (Partner Representative). Jen Straughan-Hawley was appointed as Vice Chair (Public Representative). 
● Thanks were offered to the outgoing Chair (Chris Varty) and Vice Chairs (Roger Goodes) and (Councillor Stuart Dunn) for their commitment to the AAP. 
● A warm welcome was offered to Tony Cutmore from The Cornforth Partnership who replaces Barbara Hind from Durham Community Action as the VCS representative on the Board. 
● Councillor Jan Blakey was recognised and thanked for all of the work she had undertaken to support the Board. Jan has been a longstanding Board member who has stood down and has been a Board Member since the AAP’s inception in 2009. 
● Michelle Robinson from the Planning Team, DCC delivered a presentation on the County Durham Plan – Preferred Options Stage. The County Durham Plan sets out a vision for housing, jobs and the environment until 2035 as well as the transport, schools and healthcare to support it. Further information on the County Durham Plan can be found on the following webpages - http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/7440/What-is-the-County-Durham-Plan- http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/7563/Have-your-say-on-the-plan The consultation period ends on 3 August 2018 at 4.30 pm. 
● Councillor Stuart Dunn gave a brief overview of an update report on progress made through and following the Joint Priorities Task and Finish Group meeting held on 19 June 2018. The Board agreed to support the following area budget projects -  Keeping Safe and Well in EDRC – Age UK - £10,000.00  Revitalise – Foundation of Light - £6,040.00  Kicks – Foundation of Light - £13,000.00 ● Inspector Sarah Honeyman gave a verbal update on local policing information. 
● The following Neighbourhood Budget project; was shared with the Board - Name of Scheme: Kelloe Bowling Green Improvements Councillor(s): Dunn / McKeon Interest Declared: No Amount: £1,227.00 (£613.50 per Cllr) The Board was happy for this project to go ahead. 

● Date and time of next meetings - The next Board meeting will be held on Thursday 6 September 2018 from 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm at Sedgefield Methodist Church Hall, North End, Sedgefield, TS21 3BT. Subsequent Board Meeting Dates • Tuesday 2 October 2018 – Bowburn Community Centre • Thursday 6 December 2018 – St Alban’s Church Hall, Trimdon Grange • Tuesday 5 February 2019 – Kelloe Primary School • Thursday 7 March 2019 – Cassop Community Centre

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. 

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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. 

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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