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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.

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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 2020/21 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 15 projects were supported across a wide range of initiatives and organisations. Projects covered issues such as crisis and food bank support, activities for children and young people, IT equipment for schools, care and employability and training support.

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.

A total of 10 projects were supported during 2020/21 including Summer 2020, October half-term 2020 and February half-term 2021. Projects covered a wide range of holiday activities and delivery organisations.

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