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Projects supported by 4 Together Area Action Partnership

Find out about the range of activities and events that we support in our community.

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For 2019-20 the partnership supported the following projects through Area Budget funding:

Bush Crafts, Play & Adventure (Approach Too CIC)

This project will provide a free holiday programme of activities based around play, adventure and bush crafts. Children will learn new skills, enjoy the outdoors and have fun with friends with activities encouraging creative, communicative and exploratory play.

Toilet Refurbishment (Chilton Community Sports and Social Club)

This project will see a much-needed refurbishment to the toilet and washroom facilities at Chilton Community Sports and Social Club.  The club is a central hub for the Chilton area, providing facilities for a wide range of community and social events and activities.

Facilities Upgrade (Dean Bank & Ferryhill Literary Institute)

This project will refurbish toilet facilities and the cafe flooring in the centre as well as flooring in the communal kitchen.  New energy-saving LED light fixtures will also be fitted.  The refurbishment will help improve access, comfort and safety for all those using the facilities.

Active Playgrounds (Dean Bank Primary School)

Funding will be used to provide outdoor gym equipment and a wooden climbing balance trail, providing better opportunities to help improve the physical and mental wellbeing for members of the community.  Children will be able to play outside in a safe and engaging environment, and local groups will also be able to access this resource.

Supportive Woodwork for Ex-Service Personnel (Endeavour Woodcrafts CIC)

The project will fund a series of wood-crafting workshops for ex-service men and women in the local area.  This provision of creative woodworking opportunities will help to support people who may be at risk of social isolation and loneliness, helping them to remain active, independent and positively engaged.

Caring for Carers (Endeavour Woodcrafts CIC)

This project will deliver a series of workshops suitable for resident carers in the AAP area, helping to provide respite, care and support for all those who attend.  The general theme will be to promote better health and wellbeing, and will include activities such as reiki, massage and mindfulness.

Dean Bank Park Bungalow Renovation (Ferryhill Town Council)

This is part of a larger scale project, which will bring a run down, neglected building back into use as a community resource.  The project will renovate, extend and convert the bungalow located in the grounds of Dean Bank Park into a Heritage Centre for use by local community groups and schools.

Learn Healthy Live Healthy (Ferryhill LADDER Centre)

Weekly sessions will be provided for members of the community, particularly those over the age of 50, to help educate, motivate and instil a knowledge and commitment to health improvement.  A range of sporting and health-related activities will be provided including health walks, tai chi and seated exercise, as well as awareness sessions around stopping smoking, mental health, healthy eating etc.  The overall aim will be to improve health and help tackle social isolation.

Team Solan Supports 4 Together Warriors (Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust)

This project will support residents' families experiencing an ongoing cancer diagnosis - "Warriors".  This will include provision of regular support group meetings and activities in the AAP area, and support with transport to access activities outside the area.  The aim is to improve inclusion, social interaction, and family and peer support.

Projects supported by your local county councillors

You can find out more about the local projects supported by your local county councillors through their Neighbourhood Budget on the Your councillors page.


Contact us
Area Action Partnership - 4 Together Partnership
03000 267 210
Our address is:
  • 3-5 Haig Terrace
  • Dean Bank
  • Ferryhill
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL17 8NR
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