6th Dec 2017

The Call Out for Projects offers eligible groups and organisations to bid to the AAP through its Area Budget allocation, with ideas on how the issues could be addressed locally. 

Projects must be within the AAP area or the beneficiaries must be from the area and must address at least one of the key themes identified below.

The themes identified under the priority are:

Support for Families around:

o   Budgeting and cooking (especially on a budget) and resilience of families to be able to deal with Welfare Reform

o   Support for Young Carers

o   Issues relating to gambling and gaming, payday lenders, high interest lending, loan sharking, exploitation of vulnerable people in terms of lending and the rise of social media as a way of illegal money lending

o   Partners, agencies and services joining up and working together to provide support in terms of Support for Families on the above issues

Feeling Safe

o   Education and awareness in terms of alcohol and drug and substance misuse in children and young people

Mental Health

o   Preventative measures especially in relation to children and young people

o   Promotion of positive mental health and resilience in children, young people and families

It should be noted that the minimum project grant would be £5,000 and whilst there is no maximum grant, the Area Budget pot is limited with the AAP focusing on five priorities this financial year. Whilst match funding is not essential it will be looked on as favourable in order to maximise the budget available.

The Task Group are especially keen to consider projects that demonstrate partnership working and those that can show how they provide additionality to other local services.

To apply please contact to request an application form. The original Deadline for applications was Friday 15 December 2017.

We are proposing to extend this until 2nd January to give groups more to develop projects. This won’t impact our decision timings due to Christmas leave period. The Young People’s Task Group will start looking at these projects at their meeting on 9th January before bringing proposals back to the AAP Board.

*To be eligible groups must be not-for-profit and can include voluntary and community sector organisations, statutory bodies, parish and town councils and schools and colleges.  Churches and religious groups can apply as long as the project doesn’t exclude other faiths or doesn’t explicitly promote religious activity. To discuss your projects eligibility please contact the team. 

Andrew Megginson

Principal Area Action Partnership (AAP) Co-ordinator (North)

Chester-le-Street & District AAP

Durham County Council

One Point Hub

Burns Green



03000 266144

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