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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Apply for funding through the Great Aycliffe and Middridge AAP


We have access to almost £145,000 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.

Coronavirus information

We are updating Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership on Facebook with any local information regarding the coronavirus. This includes changes to services or support in your area.

Available funding

All AAPs have access to the funding below.

FundingWho can applyAmount you can apply forTotal available
Area budgetProjects that address main AAP prioritiesOver £5000£100,000
Older Person's Social Isolation FundProjects looking to address issues of social isolation with the over 50'sOver £5000£25,000
Welfare Reform fundProjects that are looking to tackle issues relating welfare, benefits and employmentOver £5000£10,000
Youth FundProjects working with young people 11 years and overBetween £1000 and £3300 £9902

Visit Great Aycliffe and Middridge 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.

Great Aycliffe and Middridge AAP funds

As well as the funds listed above we're also able to provide funding from the funds listed below. 

Young People's Small Grants Fund

We have our own children and young people's small grant fund. Organisations can apply for grants between £200 and £1000 to support their work.  

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. 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
AAP - Great Aycliffe and Middridge
01325 327 441
Our address is:
  • Pioneering Care Centre
  • Cobblers Hall
  • Newton Aycliffe
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL5 4SF
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