Area Action Partnership Funding

 

 

Area Budget Project Call Out

The East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership have recently launched an Area Budget Project Call Out and we would be extremely grateful if you could promote this amongst your contacts please -

http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/21924/Funding-applications-open-for-East-Durham-Rural-Corridor-Area-projects

Marie Ainscough Support Officer

East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership

The Manor House West End Sedgefield TS21 2BW Tel:  03000 261129 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CHESTER-LE-STREET & DISTRICT OLDER PEOPLE'S SOCIAL ISOLATION FUND (OPSIF)

Chester-le-Street & District Area Action Partnership (AAP) have launched the AAP Older People's Social Isolation Fund (OPSIF) - Project Call Out for 2019/20, to provide one off grants for projects that address social isolation for the over 50's across the Chester-le-Street & District AAP area - which links to our Supporting Chester-le-Street & District Action Plan 2019 -20.

The OPSIF is an allocation of funds to each of the 14 AAPs across the County, to support community led initiatives that meet local need, impact on the County and AAP priorities as they relate to improving outcomes for older people.

CHESTER-LE-STREET & DISTRICT AAP'S YOUTH FUND

Chester-le-Street & District AAP have launched the AAP Youth Fund- Project Call Out 2019/20, to provide one-off grants for projects that address the mental health and poverty issues affecting Young People across the Chester-le-Street & District AAP area - which links to our Supporting Chester-le-Street & District Action Plan for 2019-20.

The Youth fund is an allocation of funds to each of the 14 AAPs across the County, 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, aged 11 upwards.

The closing date for both funds is Friday 23rd August 2019 - any applications received after this date will NOT be considered.

If you are interested in finding out more about the AAP OPSIF & Youth Funds, and wish to discuss or be sent an application and criteria then please contact the AAP Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.<mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> or telephone: 03000 266145 - All applications must be returned back to this address, not the individual e-mail address of a member of staff in the AAP Team.

Derwent Valley AAP Welfare Reform Fund 2019/2020 – Now Open!

The Derwent Valley AAP Welfare Reform Fund 2019/2020 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 that can be applied for is £5,000, the maximum is £10,000.

Please find attached the Welfare Reform Fund Guidance which should be read thoroughly prior to any expression of interest being made. There are specific criteria for applicants to meet in order for their application to be considered in the first instance, pages 1 and 2 of the Guide provide further detail relating to these requirements.

If you or any organisation that you are involved in are interested in applying to the fund, then please complete and return the attached Welfare Reform Fund Expression of Interest Form for us to consider. You can also contact the DVP Team on 03000 260704 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 30th August 2019.

BASH AAP Funding

Youth Fund

Youth Fund is an allocation to each of the 14 Area Action Partnerships 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.

Each AAP receives £9,902 annually to support youth projects and / or community based organisations to deliver opportunities to young people 11-19. Grants of up to £3,000 are available. Please see attached for the guidance notes. If you would like to apply please contact one of the team by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 03000 268663. Please note that deadline for applications is 12noon on Friday 6 September 2019.

BASH AAP Children, Young People and Family Small Grants 

Following the last round of Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP’s Children, Young People and Families Small Grant, the fund is now reopen. Grants of between £400 and £999 are available.

The previous round of funding allocated £13,849.79 to 17 projects across the BASH AAP area meaning £3,891.45 is still to be allocated. Please see attached for the guidance notes, if  you would like more information or an application form, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 03000 268665. Please note that the deadline for applications is 12noon on Friday 6 September 2019.

AAP Older Peoples Social Isolation Fund 2019 - Launched

Chester-le-Street & District Area Action Partnership are pleased to launch their Older People’s Social Isolation Fund 2019 – Call for Projects.

The Chester-le-Street & District Area Action Partnership (AAP) have been granted £25,000 each year, for the next 2 years (2019/20, 2020/21), to support projects and/or community based organisations to deliver opportunities to reduce social isolation in older people. We would expect applications to be around £5,000 or over, and would anticipate supporting a number of projects with this fund.

This fund aims to support community led initiatives that improve outcomes for older people who are socially isolated, and encourage participation in activities and projects that provide opportunities for them to contribute positively to their local communities. For the purposes of this fund an older person is someone over the age of 50 yrs.

If you know of any local organisations who would like to apply to this fund for support with a project that they are developing, then please forward this e-mail with the attached criteria and ask them to contact the Chester-le-Street & District AAP Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 03000 266145 to discuss. Their details will be registered and they will be forwarded an application form to complete. The closing date for this fund is Friday 23rd August 2019, and all applications MUST be returned either by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (attaching both the application form, and supporting documents) or posted to the following address by that date:

AAP Youth Fund 2019 – Launched

Chester-le-Street & District Area Action Partnership (AAP) are pleased to launch the AAP Youth Fund– Project Call Out 2019/20, to provide one-off grants for projects that address the mental health and poverty issues affecting Young People across the Chester-le-Street & District AAP area. £10,000 available, minimum grant £1,000 per project, with a maximum of £3,000 per project.

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 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.

If you know of any organisations locally that would like to apply to this fund for support with a project that they are developing, then please forward this e-mail, and ask that they contact the Chester-le-Street & District AAP Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 03000 266145 to discuss. Their details will be registered and they will be forwarded an application form to complete. The closing date for this fund is Friday 23rd August 2019, and all applications MUST be returned either by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (attaching both the application form, and supporting documents) or posted to the following address by that date:

Chester-le-Street & District AAP Office

Chester-le-Street One Point Hub

Burns Green

Chester-le-Street

Co Durham
DH3 3QH