Area Action Partnership Funding 
 

Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP Older Persons Social Isolation Fund (OPSIF) 2018- 2019 Call for Projects 

Bishop Auckland and Shildon Area Action Partnership (AAP) has been allocated additional funding to support projects that address the social isolation of older people. The Older Persons Social Isolation fund (OPSIF) is an allocation of funds to each of the 14 Area Action Partnerships (AAP) to support community led initiatives that meet local needs, impact on County and AAP priorities as they relate to improving outcomes for older people who are socially isolated and encourage participation in activities and projects that provide opportunities for them to engage with their local communities. For the purposes of this fund an older person is someone over the age of 50 yrs. After assessing the priority, the partnership has identified the following challenges and areas for action, which it would like to see new schemes address: 

BASH AAP OPSIF Challenges Areas for Action 

Working Age (50-67+) · Unemployment · Relationship breakdown · Poor social networks · Being a carer · Back to work programmes / employability skills development · Provision of social and physical activity/interaction · Support for carers 

Retirement and later life · Bereavement · Loss of mobility · Poor quality living conditions · Being a carer · Provision of social and physical activity/interaction · Support for carers · Support for the bereaved 

The AAP has a budget of £25,000 a year for the next 3 years (£75,000 in total) to support projects that address social isolation of older people and we would like to hear from groups and organisations that have a project or an idea that can help us address one or more of these challenges. AAP resources should plug gaps in mainstream provision and add value to other funds and programmes wherever possible. A minimum of £5,000 funding can be applied for and we are looking for projects that can both supplement existing activity, link locally to complimentary projects and activity as well as maximising match-funding opportunities. We would like interested groups or organisations to contact the AAP either for further discussions on any proposals you may have or for you to obtain an application form. Please note the deadline for receiving completed applications forms is 26 October 2018. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact details are as follows: Bishop Auckland and Shildon Area Action Partnership, Durham County Council, Shildon Business Centre Dabble Duck Industrial Estate Shildon County Durham DL4 2RF Tel: 03000 268 663 / 03000 268 664 / 03000 268 075 Email: bishopshildonaap@durham.gov.uk Website: www.durham.gov.uk/bishopandshildonaap

Spennymoor AAP Older Persons Social Isolation Fund (OPSIF) 2018- 2019 Call for Projects 

Spennymoor Area Action Partnership (AAP) has been allocated additional funding to support projects that address the social isolation of older people. The Older Persons Social Isolation fund (OPSIF) is an allocation of funds to each of the 14 Area Action Partnerships (AAP) to support community led initiatives that meet local needs, impact on County and AAP priorities as they relate to improving outcomes for older people who are socially isolated and encourage participation in activities and projects that provide opportunities for them to engage with their local communities. For the purposes of this fund an older person is someone over the age of 50 yrs. After assessing the priority, the partnership has identified the following challenges and areas for action, which it would like to see new schemes address: 

BASH AAP OPSIF Challenges Areas for Action 

Working Age (50-67+) · Unemployment · Relationship breakdown · Poor social networks · Being a carer · Back to work programmes / employability skills development · Provision of social and physical activity/interaction · Support for carers 

Retirement and later life · Bereavement · Loss of mobility · Poor quality living conditions · Being a carer · Provision of social and physical activity/interaction · Support for carers  · Support for the bereaved 

The AAP has a budget of £25,000 a year for the next 3 years (£75,000 in total) to support projects that address social isolation of older people and we would like to hear from groups and organisations that have a project or an idea that can help us address one or more of these challenges. AAP resources should plug gaps in mainstream provision and add value to other funds and programmes wherever possible. A minimum of £5,000 funding can be applied for and we are looking for projects that can both supplement existing activity, link locally to complimentary projects and activity as well as maximising match-funding opportunities. We would like interested groups or organisations to contact the AAP either for further discussions on any proposals you may have or for you to obtain an application form. Please note the deadline for receiving completed applications forms is 26 October 2018. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact details are as follows: Spennymoor Area Action Partnership, Durham County Council, Transformation and Partnerships, Green Lane, Spennymoor, Co Durham DL16 6JQ Email - spennyaap@durham.gov.uk Phone - 03000 261134/03000 261135/03000 261136

It’s Up 2 U – Community Grant Fund is Back…..This Time with a Difference! 

The Spennymoor Area Action Partnership (AAP) is once again providing an opportunity for local groups and organisations like yours to apply for a community grant. As has been the case in previous years, this year the ‘It’s Up 2 U’ event will aim to support local community groups and organisations to deliver projects and activities that will help address the AAP priorities…….and this time you can apply for more money! The grant will once again be administered through a process we call Participatory Budgeting (PB). PB directly involves people in making decisions on how money is spent locally. On the day of the event, local residents will be encouraged to come along and vote on a range of projects developed to benefit our area. 

Funding of £25,000 has been made available by the Spennymoor AAP for this process and we would like to provide groups/organsiations the opportunity to submit an application, this year however It’s Up 2 U will be different! The £25,000 available will this time be split into two pots, one of £15,000 and one of £10,000. Groups/organisations will be able to apply for either up to £5,000 from the £15,000 pot or up to £1,250 from the £10,000 pot. Please note that your group/organisation can only apply to one of the two pots available. 

The minimum grant you can apply for is £250 and your project/activity must fit in to one or more of our local priorities, which are as follows: 
• Safer, Stronger & Healthier Communities 
• Culture, Your Local Environment , Tourism & Heritage 

If your application is successful, you will have to attend the ‘It’s Up 2 U’ event which takes place on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at Spennymoor Leisure Centre in order to display your project information. This event will be a great networking opportunity for all groups across our area. There will also be additional ‘Have Your Say’ activities taking place at the ‘It’s Up 2 U’ event, which will include the chance to vote on your local AAP priorities. If you would like to apply to take part in the ‘It’s Up 2 U’ event/Community Grant Fund, please contact us on the details at the end of the article. As highlighted above, if your application is successful, you will be expected to attend to display your project/activity information at the ‘It’s Up 2 U’ event. More information on the display format will be sent to those successful applicants nearer the time. If your application is not successful, we will provide a valid explanation as to why we could not progress your application on this occasion and offer advice and guidance. We will also, where possible, signpost you to alternative sources of funding for your project/activity. 

Please note that as this is a competitive process, not everyone will be successful in being awarded a community grant. Please be aware however that projects who have taken part in these events in the past have gained much more than just an opportunity to secure funding. The overall experience has provided groups/organisations with the chance to network with others, an opportunity to recruit new members to their group/organisation and the chance to better understand what else is happening in their local community. The event will also give you an opportunity to showcase all the good work your group/organisation is involved in and raise your profile in our community. 

Application forms can be obtained by emailing the Spennymoor AAP Team at spennyaap@durham.gov.uk . Once you have completed your application form, please return by Friday 9th November 2018 to spennyaap@durham.gov.uk . 

To help us with the organisation of the event/application process, please feel free to contact us and let us know to expect your application. Also, please get in touch if you want further information or to discuss your project idea. The Spennymoor AAP Team will be happy to give you any additional support you require in order to help you participate in the application process and the event itself.

YOUTH GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE from the 4 Together Partnership 

Applications will be open from 27 November –31 October 2018 (no projects to start before December 2018) 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 in Chilton & Windlestone, West Cornforth, Bishop Middleham, Ferryhill. 

The overall purpose of this funding is to support the improvement of social, emotional capabilities of young people, aged 11 upwards. Projects will need to contribute to locality and countywide priorities such as those in the County Durham Children and Young People and Families Plan 2016 – 2019, - Projects must relate directly to young people aged 11-19, 25 for young people with Special Educational Needs or Disability- SEND) The minimum grant limit is £1,000, and the maximum is £3,000. 

How are applications made? Applicants are requested to complete an expression of interest form in the first instance- as attached , also please note the guidance including information on repeat funding - responses required within the timescales stipulated. 

Please return completed Expression of interest forms to expression the 4 Together team: fouraap@durham.gov.uk Telephone: 03000 267210 Paula Nixon Community Development Project Officer 4 Together Partnership (AAP) Transformation and Partnerships Durham County Council 3-5 Haig Terrace, Ferryhill DL17 8NR 07976571272 tel: 03000 267211