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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Apply for funding through East Durham AAP


We have access to almost £120,000 of funding to support our local community groups and organisations. You have to apply for funding, but we can help you complete the application forms.

Available funding

All AAPs have access to the funding below.

Funding

Who can apply

Amount you can apply for

Total available

Area budget

Projects that address main AAP priorities

Minimum grant is £5000

£119,900

Visit East Durham AAP priorities to see our current list of priorities. If your project addresses one of these priorities, you may be able to apply for our area budget.

East Durham AAP funds

As well as the funds listed above we're also able to provide funding from the funds listed below. 

If you're interested in applying for any AAP funding, contact us for more information. We are able to help organisations with the application process.

Neighbourhood budget

Each county councillor has a budget of £19,400 that they can allocate to projects in the local community. County Councillors also have funding for projects linked to the 'Towns and Villages' agenda.

You have to apply for funding.

How to apply

If you have a project idea you will need to discuss this with and get the support of your local County Councillor before an application can be considered.

See Your Councillors for a list of  councillor contact details and information on the local projects they have supported with their Neighbourhood Budget.

Fun and Food

Funding is available to support schemes that offer enriching activities and meals to children and young people over school holidays.  For more information, please contact us.

Other sources of funding

If you are looking for funding for your community group - including sports clubs, local charities, school fundraising groups and credit unions - sign up to our free, easy to use, community funding website to:

  • search for funding schemes available for your group
  • apply for funding
  • get advice on producing your funding application

Login or sign up to our Durham 4 Community website to search for funding available.

Contact us
Area Action Partnership - East Durham
03000 262 054
Our address is:
  • Spectrum Business Park
  • Seaham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • SR7 7TT