Information Sharing Across County Durham
Dear Stanley AAP Forum Member,
Following the results of the Stanley AAP Priority Vote in 2017/18, the Stanley AAP Board analysed the findings and agreed to the formation of the below 2017/18 Task Groups and the priority areas they will cover:
- Children, Young People and Families
- Community Safety
- Older People
- Health and Wellbeing
- Employment, Enterprise, and Training
Each Task Group is to receive a Draft Work Plan containing the key issues to be addressed for each priority area as highlighted by the Priority Survey respondents. Mental Health and Social Inclusion/Support for instance featured strongly as a key issue in both Health and Wellbeing and Older People priority responses.
Each Task Group is to be made up of AAP Board Members, interested AAP Forum Members and professionals whose expertise lies within the priority. The main role of the Task Groups is to develop potential projects around the priorities by looking at the underlying issues outlined by the AAP Forum in greater detail.
The Task Groups will meet regularly to discuss proposed projects to address the themes and issues. The main aim of the Task Groups is to involve members of the AAP Forum (anyone who lives, studies, volunteers or works in the Stanley area) and local service deliverers to ensure that the AAP Board has access to the opinions of a wide range of people. Task Groups also allow Stanley AAP partners to consult Group Members about their work and publicise their activities at a local level.
If you have a particular skill or interest in any of Stanley AAP’s current priorities and you would like to come along and get involved in one of the Task Groups please contact the office (contact details below) for more details and for upcoming Task Group Meeting dates.
Area Action Partnership (AAP) Coordinator
Durham County Council
The Louisa Centre
Council Offices – Level 4
Tel: 03000 265 323
Mobile: 07584 217 021
4 Together Partnership: Funding Advice Session **Current**
We will be hosting an advice session in relation to our Area Budget, Small Capital Grants & Neighbourhood Budget processes - with hints, tips and guidance, as information pre-project callout, which we will be launching over the next couple of months.
The advice session will take place on Monday 19 June 2017, 10:00am here at the 4 Together AAP Office, 3-5 Haig Terrace, Ferryhill.
If you, or if you know of any group representatives who would benefit from this information, please contact us to book a place before Wednesday 14 June.
There will be space for a maximum of 15 people – so please book in advance if you are interested in coming along!
You can email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 03000 267211.
Grants Available – the GAMP Project Callout is now OPEN !! **Current**
The GAMP Board has a budget of £100,000 available, and applications are invited for projects. Grant limits between £5,000 to £20,000 have been agreed. Projects must take place in the Great Aycliffe & Middridge Partnership area and address at least one of our key priorities and the respective project criteria, as outlined below. The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Friday 28 July 2017
There is £33,333 available under each of the priorities; applicants are permitted to submit an application under all three priorities, but there is a limit of one project per priority. Applications can be for either capital or revenue funding, but projects which include a specific element of capital spend are encouraged. If you need advice on the specific definitions for capital/revenue, please get in touch. Our partnership priorities and the project criteria for applications are as follows:
· Children, Young People & Families Priority
Projects are invited which help improve positive outcomes to support children, young people and their families from the GAMP area to live a happier and healthier life. Projects must address at least one of the following key issues:
Projects are invited which help support older GAMP residents to live a happier and healthier life (older residents are defined by Age UK as 50yrs+). Projects must address at least one of the following key issues:
· Employment, Enterprise & Training Priority
Projects are invited which aim to help improve positive outcomes for GAMP residents to gain employment and/or access to training. The key issues of particular interest are:
The GAMP Team will be running an application advice session to help those who want to apply and would like to find out more about the process on Thursday 22 June, 3.00-5.00pm at Woodham Community Centre. The session will take applicants through the relevant forms and the application process itself, giving hints and tips on completing your application. If you’d like to book a place on this session, please get in touch with the team (contact details below).
Please note, any prospective projects should have a start date no earlier than December 2017/January 2018 to allow time for applications to go through our technical appraisal process.
After the closing date, all eligible applications will be assessed and ranked by a panel of GAMP Board members, to determine which projects will successfully be awarded funding
Please contact us for an application pack and guidance notes or if you would like further information about the process
Telephone 01325 327441 or email: email@example.com
Derwent Valley Partnership – 14th June 2017 AGM Board Meeting, 19th July and 27th September 2017 Board Meetings and January 2017 Board Minutes
The Partnership would like to take this opportunity to thank you for continuing to support our work locally.
DVP July Board Meeting
This is to give you advance notice of the DVP Board meeting we are holding in the summer, details as below:
Date: Wednesday, 19th July 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Monday 17th July 2017 if you wish to attend.
DVP September Board Meeting
This is to give you advance notice of the DVP September Board meeting which will be taking place as detailed below:
Date: Wednesday, 27th September 2017
Venue: Consett Salvation Army Hall, Sherburn Terrace, Consett. DH8 6ND
Again, this meeting is a little way off so please keep a note of this date and contact a member of the DVP Team on 03000 260725 or email email@example.com by 5pm on Monday 25th September 2017 if you wish to attend.
DVP Board Meeting Minutes – 25th January 2017
Further to the DVP Board meeting which took place on Wednesday 25th January 2017, please find attached a copy of the Board meeting minutes for your information. These minutes have now been signed by the Chair as a true record.
Details of all our Task Groups, Board meetings and Forum dates 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 forthcoming Board meetings or attached minutes or would like more information about how to get involved, please contact us.
We look forward to seeing you at a future meeting.
Corinne Walton, Area Action Partnership Coordinator, Derwent Valley Partnership, 03000 260 725
Derwent Valley News Summer 2017 Edition - request for articles **Current**