Area Action Partnership Funding

Here you will find callouts for applications for funding for specific AAP areas and topics


BASH AAP Funding Callout **New**

The priorities for the Bishop Auckland and Shildon Area Action Partnership (AAP) this year are: 

Children, Young People and Families 
Community Safety 
Employment, Enterprise and Training 

The AAP has established Task & Finish Groups to assess the priorities and principally look at what the priorities mean for the Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP area. After assessing the priorities over a number of meetings Task & Finish Groups have now identified the following themes which they would like to see new schemes focus on:

Children, Young People and Families Supporting Children, Young People and Families to make informed choices and improve the link between education and the world of work Raising aspirations of Children, Young People and Families Health and wellbeing of Children, Young People and Families including, for example: suicide prevention, preschool/early intervention, mental health, developing resilience and coping mechanisms. 

Community Safety Task Group Youth Engagement Initiatives to help reduce Anti-Social Behaviour Supporting the local community, including local businesses through crime reduction and casualty reduction initiatives. Supporting individuals and families through a programme of crisis intervention, including flexible emergency provision. 

Employment, Enterprise and Training Supporting children, young people and parents/carers to make informed choices and improve the link between education, apprenticeships and the world of work. Employment support for the long-term unemployed, for example long term unemployed and those furthest from the labour market and projects that support the mental health and wellbeing of the unemployed, digital inclusion and support for job seekers. Supporting employment related training, with links to emerging growth sectors. 

The AAP has a limited and annually reviewed budget which includes an element of capital to allocate to projects which work towards these priorities and subsequently the themes which have been identified as key issue areas. AAP resources should plug gaps in mainstream provision and add value to other funds and programmes wherever possible. We are therefore looking for projects that can both supplement existing activity and maximise match funding opportunities. A minimum of £5,000 funding can be applied for with match funding being encouraged. AAP Budgets are limited and the total funding available for our three priorities is £110,000. We would like any interested groups or organisations to contact the AAP for either further discussions on any proposals you may have or for you to simply obtain an Area Budget application to submit your ideas for consideration for potential funding. 

Please note the deadline for receiving applications is 5pm on Friday 13 July 2018. For further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 03000 268663. Youth Grant Please be reminded that we are still seeking applications for the Youth Grant for 2018/19 in Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP for projects up to a maximum of £3,000. Youth Grant is an allocation of funds to each of the 14 AAPs 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 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, ages 11 upwards. A maximum grant of £3,000 per project has been set. For further guidance and an application please get in touch with Helen.Pinkney@durham.gov.uk Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 15 June 2018.

The 4 Together Partnership Project Callout Is Now Open!! **New**

Expression of Interest forms are available from: fouraap@durham.gov.uk (the closing date for Expressions of Interest is Monday 9th July 2018) 

The 4 Together Partnership is seeking projects from eligible groups that will improve the health & wellbeing of Children, Young People & Families and/or Older People in the area – Ferryhill/Chilton/West Cornforth/Bishop Middleham (£100k is available in total). 

Criteria: by way of project callout we are seeking eligible projects that demonstrate good value for money with at least 5% match funding, that meet and address the identified needs of our communities, and which deliver under one or more of the agreed headings as below. On your expression of interest form, we will need to know what your project proposal is, how you have identified a genuine need for your project, how you will ensure sustainability of the project beyond the lifetime of this funding, and what the lasting impact of your project and the benefits for those involved will be. 

Eligible groups can apply for revenue or capital projects, or a combination of both: • Revenue only projects – between min £5k - £10k; • Revenue and Capital mixed projects – min £5k - £10k revenue and up to £10k capital (potentially £20k in total); • Capital only projects – min £5k - £20k; • Applicants can apply more than once but their projects must not be reliant on each other; • Applicants must provide at least 5% match funding (in-kind or financial).

A Subgroup of 4 Together Partnership board members (with no declarations of interest wherever possible) will carry out the final ranking process on all eligible projects. After the ranking process has taken place, successful applicants will then be invited to complete a full Area Budget application form. 

The task group and board have agreed the following headings based on community consultation carried out to date that have emerged, during the issues, needs and concerns exercises. We are therefore seeking projects that will deliver under one or more of the agreed headings: 

• Transport • Activities (previously agreed by the group that one-off events cannot apply) • Staffing/running costs • Education/Training • Advice & Guidance • Mental Health & Wellbeing • Physical Health 

 Please contact the office if you’d like an Expression of Interest form: Email: fouraap@durham.gov.uk or telephone: 03000 267210 

Paula Nixon Community Development Project Officer 
4 Together Partnership (AAP) Transformation & Partnerships Durham County Council 3-5 Haig Terrace Ferryhill, DL17 8NR Email: fouraap@durham.gov.uk Tel: 03000 267210 Web: www.durham.gov.uk Follow us on Twitter @durhamcouncil Like us at facebook.com/durhamcouncil

Spennymoor AAP – Do you have a Proposal? **New**

Spennymoor Area Action Partnership (AAP) has been progressing with their two main priorities for the 2018/19 financial year, 

Safer, Stronger & Healthier Communities and Culture, Your Local Environment, Tourism & Heritage. After assessing the priority areas the AAP would like to invite organisations and groups to submit project applications. The AAP has a budget to allocate to projects however please note, the minimum amount you can apply for is £5,000. 

In relation to our priority areas would very much like applications/project submissions to focus on one or more of the following: 
• Culture 
• Local Environment 
• Tourism & Heritage 
• Employment 
• Children and Young People 
• Health & Wellbeing 

Please note that the AAP would very much welcome proposals that may cross cut across the above themes/issues. If you want to discuss any proposals you may have or if you simply want to obtain an application form, then please use the contact details below. 

The deadline for receiving applications is 5pm, Friday 13th July 2018. The contact details for the Spennymoor AAP are as follows: Spennymoor Area Action Partnership, Durham County Council, Assistant Chief Executives Office, Green Lane, Spennymoor, Co Durham DL16 6JQ Tel: 03000 261134 Email: spennyaap@durham.gov.uk Web: www.durham.gov.uk/spennymooraap

Grants Available – the Derwent Valley Partnership Project Callout is now OPEN !! **New**

The Derwent Valley Partnership Board has a budget of £75,000 available, and applications are invited for projects from community & voluntary or not-for-profit organisations and groups. Minimum Grant limits have been agreed at £5,000, our average grant level in 2017 was around £9,000. Projects must take place in the Derwent Valley Partnership AAP 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 15 June 2018. 

There is £25,000 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, however all applications need to have a minimum 25% capital element to them. If you need advice on the specific definitions for capital/revenue, please get in touch. Applications which have qualified ‘match’ funding are encouraged. Our partnership priorities and the project criteria for applications are as follows: 

 • Employment, Enterprise and Training Projects are invited which aim to help improve positive outcomes for Derwent Valley residents to gain employment and/or access to training, we wish to also encourage enterprise. The key issues of particular interest are: o Develop future workforce skills in partnership with employers, training and education providers by supporting the development of higher level Science, Engineering and Manufacturing (STEM) skills/qualifications, specifically in certain sectors o Raise the profile of the visitor economy in Consett and the Derwent Valley and its social, cultural and environmental attractions to make it a go-to place for residents and visitors. A more detailed action plan for this priority will be available as part of your application pack 

 • Environment Projects are invited which help improve the Environment of Derwent Valley for communities to gain pride in where they live and also in tackling climate change issues. Projects must address at least one of the following key issues: o Encouraging people to improve their environment from a visual/aesthetic perspective both in terms of natural and built environment o Encouraging people to appreciate and improve their environment from a cleanliness perspective. o Energy Efficiency and Reducing Carbon Emission A more detailed action plan for this priority will be available as part of your application pack 

• Health and Wellbeing Projects are invited which help support residents in the Derwent Valley area to live a happier and healthier life. Projects must address at least one of the following key issues: o Reduce smoking and drinking (alcohol and caffeine in the form of high energy drinks). o Mental health and isolation which includes both older, younger residents and families. o Reducing childhood obesity. A more detailed action plan for this priority will be available as part of your application pack 

The Derwent Valley Partnership Team will be running some application advice sessions to help those who want to apply and would like to find out more about the process: 
• Fri 18 May, 1.00pm at Dipton Jubilee Community Centre 
• Mon 21 May, 10.00am at Blackhill Community Centre 
• Mon 21 May, 5.30pm at Delves Lane Village Hall 

These sessions will take applicants through the relevant paperwork and the application process itself, giving hints and tips on completing your application. We strongly recommend that you book a place at one of the sessions, please get in touch with the team (contact details below). Please note, any prospective projects should have a start date no earlier than October 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 our respective task groups for each of these priorities, where a series of questions may arise. You will be expected to attend a task group meeting in response to questions raised. The task group will then choose which projects are ‘recommended’ for support by the AAP Board who will have the final decision. Your project may not be recommended by the task group or indeed be agreed by the Board. On average 30% of applications we receive through this process are supported. 

Please contact us for an application pack and guidance notes, or if you’d like further information about the process Telephone the DVP team on 03000 260725 or email: dvaap@durham.gov.uk

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 from community & voluntary or not-for-profit organisations and groups. Grant limits between £5,000 to £11,000 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 11 May 2018. 

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, young carers and their families from the GAMP area to live a happier and healthier life. Projects must address one of the following key issues: o Risky behaviour, including alcohol/drugs/smoking/crime o Provision of activities/things to do for 0-19 years (or 19-25 years for those with special educational needs and disability) o Children’s physical, emotional and mental health o Economically disadvantaged children, young people & families 

· Older People Priority 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: o Health, including mental health, dementia, depression, access to social activity o Access to activity; facilities, transport, welfare/money issues and lifelong learning opportunities o Social support: having regular contact with friends, family or neighbours 

· 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: o apprenticeships, particularly aimed at targeting specific skills shortages o gaining measurable work experience (preferably for the long-term unemployed) o careers advice

The GAMP Team will be running some application advice sessions to help those who want to apply and would like to find out more about the process: · Wed 25 April, 10.00am-1.00pm at Woodham Community Centre · Thu 26 April, 5.00-7.00pm at Pioneering Care Centre · Tue 1 May, 2.00-5.00pm at Pioneering Care Centre These sessions will take applicants through the relevant paperwork and the application process itself, giving hints and tips on completing your application. We strongly recommend that you book a place at one of the sessions, please get in touch with the team (contact details below). Please note, any prospective projects should have a start date no earlier than December 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’d like further information about the process Telephone 01325 327441 or email: gampaap@durham.gov.uk