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!

Mid Durham AAP - December Newsletter **New**

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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It’s Up 2 U 2017 **Current**

The East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership has allocated £40,000 towards funding community projects 

You decide on who gets the funding. Anyone aged 11 or over who either lives, works, volunteers or studies in the AAP area will be able to vote at the event which will be held on Saturday 25 November 2017 from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm at Trimdon Community College, Elwick View, Trimdon Village, TS29 6JU 

The East Durham Rural Corridor AAP covers the parishes of Old Cassop, Bowburn, Parkhill, Cassop, Old Quarrington, Quarrington Hill, Coxhoe, Kelloe, Trimdon Station (Deaf Hill), Trimdon Colliery, Trimdon Grange, Trimdon Village, Fishburn, Sedgefield, Bradbury and Morden

For further information, please contact the AAP office on 03000 261128 / 261129 or email eastdurhamruralaap@durham.gov.uk

GAMP next Board Meeting **Current**

For information, our next Partnership Board Meeting is arranged as follows: Tuesday 28 November 2017, 6:00pm at Newton Aycliffe Youth & Community Centre 

The Board will be receiving a presentation from a senior council officer at this meeting, in relation to the council’s budget proposals for 2018/19. As part of each Board meeting, there is space on the agenda for members of the public to put forward any local neighbourhood issues, including policing issues you would like to bring to the Board. This could be a local issue that you want to make the Board aware of (and possibly coordinate action to rectify the problem). We can’t always guarantee that the Board will be able to respond immediately, but if there is an issue you think is important in your local area, please contact the GAMP team to discuss this.

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


Spennymoor AAP Youth Fund **Current**

Spennymoor Area Action Partnership’s Youth Fund is now open for applications. 

Organisations eligible to apply need to be not for profit groups such as Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and Town and Parish Councils. Any project applied for should provide new youth activities for young people aged 11-19 (25yrs for young people with Special Educational Needs or Disability). Projects should also demonstrate they improve the social and emotional capabilities of young people. The minimum grant for a project is £1,000 and the maximum is £3,000. 

For more information on the Youth Fund or to request an application form, please contact the Spennymoor Area Action Partnership either by email at spennyaap@durham.gov.uk or by phone on 03000 261136. 

The closing date for completed applications is 5PM Tuesday December 5th. 

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

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