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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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All the projects supported by the AAP and the local councillors over the last year are listed in the Icon for pdf 4 Together Annual Report 2018-19 (PDF, 3.5mb) .  Details of the projects funded by 2020 - 2021 AAP Area Budget can be viewed below.

Approach Too - Outdoor Adventure & Play Holidays (£5,199.95) - The project will deliver free outdoor activities for local children aged 5-11 based around play, adventure and bush crafts. Children will learn new skills, enjoy the outdoors and have fun with friends. The activities will encourage deep, creative, communicative and exploratory play.

Bishop Middleham Village Hall - Toilet Refurbishment (£20,000) - Funding will be used to completely renovate the toilets and washrooms in Bishop Middleham Village Hall. The current amenities are out of date and no longer fit for purpose.

The Cornforth Partnership - Feeding the Community (£9,829.60) - The provision of a cost-effective hot meal delivery service across the AAP area, emergency food parcels to those residents most in need, as well as weekly food hampers at a cost price for residents of the 4 Together Partnership to purchase, encouraging them to stay indoors where possible and follow all government recommendations. The project will primarily be aimed at older residents but will welcome referrals from all in need.

The Cornforth Partnership - REACH (£10,259.90) - REACH will offer participants an opportunity to access structured mentoring support to aid them to build financial resilience, upskill, re-train and move closer to the employment market.  The project will include a programme of weekly job club provision in community venues with access to IT equipment, a tablet hire scheme to support local residents to access job search and training at their leisure, a programme of work skill training, a programme of mentoring support, and digital skills training.

Dean Bank Early Years Centre - Garden Project (£7,166.86) - The project is to enhance and introduce new areas for the children to learn and develop in the nursery garden.  Enhancements will include outdoor rooms, or areas which are covered so that all children and families can access the outdoors in all weathers, raised beds and a mini greenhouse, gardening equipment, and storage.

Enter CIC - A Pocketful of Hope (£9,828) - Funding to support staffing costs associated with recovering services after Covid-19, helping to maintain our services for the old and young, with the key outcomes being combatting social isolation and encouraging positive mental wellbeing for a wide array of ages across the AAP Area.

Ferryhill Sport and Education Centre - Heating Improvements (£10.411.46) - Funding towards the costs of installing new heating solutions for the Centre as well as a new hot water cylinder to service hot water to all older parts of the building.  This will help support groups and service users, allowing activities to continue for the benefit of the wider community of Ferryhill and the surrounding area, so important now with social isolation and physical and mental health being a major fallout and consequence of the pandemic.

Groundwork North East - Social Isolation Support & Holiday Enrichment (£10,000) - This programme aims to ease the impact of food insecurity, relieving pressures and stress from households during periods of self-isolation and throughout school holidays by providing enjoyable, meaningful activities and the provision of healthy meals alongside support visits to help people adjust to the new normal.

Ferryhill LADDER Centre - Secure Futures (£10,000) - The project will offer a free daily Advice & Guidance Service to people living across the AAP area, providing support with: finding and keeping employment; compiling a CV; completing application forms; preparing for an interview and identifying employment opportunities; support to access skills and training; advice, help and support to maximise income; support with making new claims for Benefits; identifying opportunities to signpost people who require support to partner services e.g. Debt Support, Mental Health Support Services.

Lifeline Community Action - COVID Recovery Project (£5,006.88) - The project will offer targeted support to residents with provision of household cleaning packs and baby packs.  The packs will include everything a household needs to keep themselves, their belongings and their homes clean, providing support to those who need it the most, especially those who are afraid to ask for help.

Livin Housing - ALVIN Project (£8,438.90) - A pilot programme to support ten tenants in the AAP area who are at risk of becoming socially isolated due to Covid and are digitally excluded.  This project will build capacity with tenants to use technology to allow them to be safer, remain independent, reduce energy costs and improve their health and wellbeing. Support will include smart home technology, access to digital peer support groups, improved access to services, shopping, online banking, connections with family and friends, and support to manage utility bills and usage.

Mainsforth Community Centre - Roof Repairs (£10,000) - The project is to repair the roof of Mainsforth Community Centre which has fallen into disrepair and is now leaking. Having the roof repaired would enable the trustees to carry out further internal repairs, decorating and upgrading of facilities in order to provide a safe, clean environment for activities within the venue.

Premier Foundation - Durham Day Activities (£8,893) - The project will introduce a multi-activity programme promoting physical activity, with sessions available to 45 participants (aged 5-12) per day across a 20-day programme. Activities such as soft archery, football, cricket, scooter-board games, dodgeball and other multi-skill games will be provided. The camp would focus on children who would not normally have access to such activities due to their socio-economic status.

Capture Films - Chilton & Windlestone: Triumph over Adversity (£9,767.44) - The aim of the project is to capture 150 years of historic events that made the residents of Chilton and Windlestone what they are today. Working alongside the community, the project will produce films, audio programmes and digitising documents and photographs to create an online digital archive. The project will highlight key times in history which show community triumph over adversity such as the depression, World Wars, closure of the mines and today's Covid-19 pandemic.

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