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Projects supported by Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP

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

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

All the projects supported by the AAP and the local councillors over the last year are listed in Icon for pdf Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP Annual Report 2020/21 (PDF, 903.2kb) .  Some examples of projects are detailed below.

Covid emergency/response

In April 2020 the Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP launched its £100,000 Covid Emergency Fund.  The fund was made available to eligible groups and organisations in the AAP area to:

  • Support with essential running Costs
  • Fund projects that support the community during the Covid crisis

A total of 17 projects were supported across a wide range of initiatives and organisations. Projects covered issues such as crisis and food bank support, debt advice, running costs for community groups, activity packs, children's activities, care packages etc.

Covid recovery

It was agreed that our priority for 2022/23  would be covid recovery and area budget funding was made available for projects that addressed the following issues:

  • Supporting children, young people and families
  • Supporting individuals and families through a programme of crisis intervention
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Supporting older people
  • Employment support for the unemployed
  • Support for the voluntary and community sector.

A total of 10 projects were supported across a wide range of initiatives and organisations. Projects covered issues such as grief and bereavement support, emotional and mental health support for children and young people, crisis and food bank support and employability and training. 

Holiday activities with healthy food

HAHF funding ensures that as many children and young people as possible have access to healthy food and enriching activities during school holidays.

This fund provides opportunity for groups and organisations to apply for small grants to help them deliver projects locally.

Projects were required to provide a healthy snack, breakfast, lunch, or tea as part of the activity.

For a full list of projects supported by the AAP please contact us.

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 - Bishop Auckland and Shildon
03000 268 663
Our address is:
  • Hackworth Park Rest House
  • Central Parade
  • Shildon
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL4 1DL