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!

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.

Click here for the newsletter

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

Click for the Bulletin  

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