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Funding applications open for East Durham Rural Corridor Area projects

Published August 09, 2019 12.59pm

Organisations who run projects that meet the needs of East Durham Rural Corridor communities are encouraged to apply for funding of up to £10,000.

East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership (AAP) is offering funding to projects that can help communities in Sedgefield, Bowburn, Cassop, Quarrington Hill, Kelloe, Coxhoe, Deaf Hill, Trimdon Station, Trimdon Colliery, Trimdon Grange, Trimdon Village, Fishburn, Bradbury and Mordon to live a happier and healthier life.

What sort of projects?

To successfully bid for funding, projects must address at least one of the following needs, which the community have chosen as priority issues for their areas:

Children, young people and families

  • activities for toddlers and youths
  • encouraging active, healthy lifestyles
  • community safety for children including road safety
  • holiday activities
  • tackling poverty and recognising families on low incomes

Health and wellbeing

  • encouraging active, healthy lifestyles for all age groups
  • mental health
  • community cohesion/family activities and events
  • older people/social isolation

Older people

  • activities for older people
  • social isolation
  • feeling safe in their homes/communities
  • getting around/transport to activities and facilities

Successful projects must also have regard, where relevant, to the following public health intelligence:

  • people reporting moderate to extreme anxiety and depression
  • deliveries to teenage mothers
  • children living in poverty
  • admissions to hospital attributable to alcohol (617 per 100,000 admissions)

How much funding is available?

Groups can apply for a minimum of £5,000 and up to a maximum of £10,000. Groups may only apply for funds towards one project via a single application and projects can be for revenue or capital, or both.

Who can apply?

Applications are open to any local, not for profit group working in AAP's area, including:

  • Volunteer led groups, faith based groups who operate activities and services which are not purely for religious benefit (they must demonstrate that there is a wider benefit to the community).
  • Schools, but their projects must show community focus and the application must be submitted by a community or voluntary organisation, for example a Friends of the School group or Parents/Teachers Association (PTA).

Groups must also have:

  • A signed constitution or governing document. If working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, appropriate safeguarding policies and DBS checks must be in place.
  • A bank account in the group's name that requires at least two unrelated signatories, and a copy of a bank statement no more than 3 months old.
  • Their most recent signed annual accounts (for new groups a projected budget will be acceptable).
  • All appropriate permissions and adequate insurance cover in place.

When to apply

Applications can be made throughout the year until the funds are spent. Applications will be considered at the following Joint Priority Task Group meetings:

  • Tuesday 3 September 2019. Projects for consideration on this date must not start prior to the end of November 2019.
  • Thursday 3 October 2019. Projects for consideration on this date must not start prior to the end of January 2020.
  • Friday 1 November 2019. Projects for consideration on this date must not start prior to mid-February 2020.

Find out more

To make an application, or to find out more, contact us via email or phone, or write to East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership, The Manor House, West End, Sedgefield, Co Durham, TS21 2BW.

Contact us
Area Action Partnership - East Durham Rural Corridor
03000 261 129
Our address is:
  • The Manor House
  • West End
  • Sedgefield
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • TS21 2BW
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