Area Action Partnership Funding

 

 

Derwent Valley Welfare Fund – Now Open!

The Derwent Valley AAP Welfare Reform Fund is now open for expressions of interest. The Welfare Reform Fund of £10,000 aims to support either new or existing projects aimed at reducing the impact of austerity within our communities and can include themes such as poverty, low income, low employment opportunities, financial inclusion/debt and money advice, hunger, limited digital access, fuel poverty and access to/awareness of available benefits. The minimum amount which can be applied for is £5,000, the maximum is £10,000.

If you or any organisation that you are involved in are interested in applying to the fund, then please complete the attached Project Summary Pro-forma for the AAP to consider. You can also contact the DVP Team on 03000 260725 to discuss your project idea or e-mail the team to request more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that the closing date for completed Welfare Reform Fund Expressions of Interest is 12noon, Friday 11th January 2019.

The Welfare Reform Fund has also been publicised on our Facebook page and Derwent Valley Life website, please feel free to forward this opportunity to any other interested parties or via your own networks as appropriate.

Youth Fund Reminder

We have just launched our ‘Youth Fund’ for local projects. This year, the Derwent Valley Partnership (DVP) would welcome projects which are focused on reducing drug and alcohol misuse by young people. The partnership are especially interested in projects which specifically address social media’s influence on substance misuse among young people; this is in response to information supplied by partner agencies which suggests that this is an increasing problem in the locality.

Applications should range between £1,000 and £3,000 and the deadline for Applications is Friday 14th December 2018.

For an application and guidance notes please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Derek Snaith Area Action Partnership Coordinator Derwent Valley Partnership (AAP) Direct line: 03000 266146 Mobile: 07769 131417

Great Aycliffe & Middridge Partnership: Funding Available

Are you part of a not for profit group that works in the Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership (GAMP) area? Do you have a project idea that requires funding? Great Aycliffe & Middridge Partnership has three funding streams now available, for projects within the Great Aycliffe and Middridge village areas.

Welfare Reform There is a total of £10,000 available for schemes which respond to local needs and circumstances resulting from welfare reform / employability / poverty type issues.

Youth Fund We have £12,242 available for schemes which provide youth activities for 11-19 year olds in the GAMP area (or up to 25 years for those with special educational needs or disability).

Older Persons Social Isolation Fund We have an allocation of £25,000 for projects which help improve outcomes for older people who are socially isolated.

How to apply: Please contact the GAMP Team for further information and an Expression of Interest form in the first instance – please tell us which funding stream you’re interested in so we can send you the correct paperwork. You can email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Telephone: 01325 327441 All completed expressions of interest must be submitted by 5.00pm on Wednesday 21 November 2018. Potential projects should have a start date no earlier than March 2019.

Kind regards, Brian Riley AAP Coordinator Great Aycliffe & Middridge Partnership Transformation & Partnerships Durham County Council Pioneering Care Centre Cobblers Hall Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4SF Tel: 01325 327441 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once you have completed your application form, please return by Friday 9th November 2018 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.