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Derwent Valley AAP priorities

Every two years we give local people the opportunity to vote for the priorities that they think we should take action on and on where we should focus our funding and resources.

We are updating our Derwent Valley Partnership Area Action Partnership on Facebook with any local information regarding the coronavirus. This includes changes to services or support in your area.

We use the results of the vote, statistical information (you can view this on Derwent Valley AAP - profile) and local knowledge to make a decision on what our priorities should be for the coming year. If you want to see a detailed breakdown of the results from the most recent vote, contact us.

Once we set our priorities, we use these priorities to help us decide where we should look to take action and allocate funding. 

Current priorities

Our current priorities are as follows:

Employment, enterprise and training

The Task Group will be focusing on developing effective partnerships and projects between employers and training and education providers to help local residents gain employment and access training.  The group will also be looking to include Children, young people and families as a cross cutting theme.


The Task Group will be looking at resource efficiency, reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality.  The group will also be looking to include Children, young people and families, Older people, Community Safety and Transport, traffic and roads as cross cutting themes.

Health and wellbeing

The Task Group will be looking at improving mental wellbeing for all ages including suicide prevention and reducing social isolation.  The group will also be looking to include Children, young people and families as a cross cutting theme.

Task and finish groups

We take actions on issues linked to our priorities. To do this, we have priority task and finish groups. These groups are made up of board and forum members and representatives from relevant partner organisations.

At task group meetings, we identify and discuss issues linked to our priorities, and we consider project ideas and requests for funding linked to these issues. If we want to progress any project ideas, we then send them to the board for approval.

If you're interested in getting involved with one of the task and finish groups or would like to discuss an idea you may have for a project, contact us.

Contact us
Area Action Partnership - Derwent Valley
03000 260 723
Our address is:
  • Customer Access Point
  • 36-38 Front Street
  • Consett
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH8 5AQ
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