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Apply for funding through Chester-le-Street and District AAP


We have access to almost £585,000 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.

Coronavirus information

We are updating our AAP Facebook page with any local information regarding the coronavirus. This includes changes to services or support in your area.

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

Over £5000

£244,902

Towns and Villages

Projects that meet the key Towns and Villages funding themes;

  • Strategic Investment
  • Housing and Community
  • Environment and Health
  • Built Environment
  • Transport and Connectivity

Projects over £10,000

£300,000 over 3 years

Visit Chester-le-Street and District 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.

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 contact us.

Chester-le-Street and District 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 £29,400 that they can allocate to projects in the local community. £10,000 of this funding is 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.

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 - Chester-le-Street and District
03000 266 147
Our address is:
  • One Point Hub
  • Burns Green
  • Chester-le-Street
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH3 3QH