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Apply for funding through the 3 Towns AAP


We have access to almost £410,000 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

Amount you can apply for

Total available

Area budget

Projects over £5000

£144,902

Fun and Food

Projects over £500

£44,938

Towns and Villages

Projects over £10,000

£210,000

Healthy Relationships Fund

Projects over £2,000

£10,000

Visit 3 Towns 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.

3 Towns Partnership funds

If you have a project idea and would like to apply for AAP funding you will first need to talk through any proposal with the AAP team.  Please contact us if you are interested.

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 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 - 3 Towns Partnership
03000 267 539
Our address is:
  • Civic Centre
  • Crook
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL15 9ES