See the Stanley Area Action Partnership (AAP)  website for full details.

Stanley AAP is the main engagement mechanism of Durham County Council in Stanley to ensure that local residents are engaged with the Council’s policies and have a voice in their community.  The AAP takes forward neighbourhood issues, works with Partner Organisations to shape local service delivery, develops projects in the local area to address priority issues and links with local Elected Members to support them in their community leadership role.

Stanley AAP Small Grants Fund Launch 2014/15

Stanley AAP is providing the opportunity for local groups and organisations to apply for a small grant to help them deliver projects and activities in the Stanley area.

Funding of £30,000 has been made available by Stanley AAP and we would like to invite local organisations to consider submitting an application.  You can apply for a grant of between £200 and £2,000 and your project / activity must fit in to one of our local priorities:

Stanley AAP Priorities:

Regeneration of Stanley & its Villages

Opportunities and Activities for Young People

Support for the Elderly, Carers, and Disability Groups

Projects applications submitted by the required deadline and that meet our grant criteria will be considered by a Stanley AAP Small Grants Awards Panel.

If you would like to apply for a small grant, please contact us for an application form.  Guidance Notes will also be included to assist you with the completion of your form and to see if your group is eligible to apply, but if you would like any further help or support then please contact a member of the Stanley AAP team and we will be happy to assist.

If your application does not meet the criteria, or is unsuccessful we will provide a valid explanation as to why we could not progress your application on this occasion and offer advice and guidance. We will also, where possible, signpost you to alternative sources of funding for your project/activity.

We can send you a hard copy or electronic version of the application form and once complete, please sign and return your form along with your supporting documentation by Friday 9th January 2015 to the Stanley AAP Office, Durham County Council, Customer Access Point, Front Street, Stanley. DH9 0SU
For more info: Email: [email protected] or Telephone: 03000 265 323

Stanley AAP Board Meeting:

The next Stanley AAP Board Meeting will take place on:

Monday 8th December 2014 – 6.00pm – 8.00pm, in Stanley Civic Hall (formerly the Lamplight Arts Centre), Front Street, Stanley, DH9 ONA.

The December 2014 Meeting will include:

  • Durham County Council Budget Consultation 2015 – 2016.  Presented by Councillor Simon Henig, Leader of Durham County Council and Gordon Elliott, Head of Partnerships and Community Engagement, Durham County Council
  • Safe Durham Partnership Plan 2014/17 Refresh – Consultation.  Presented by Dr Lynn Wilson, Consultant in Public Health, Durham County Council
  • Update from Stanley AAP Priority Task Groups
  • Area Budget Applications

Under the opening ‘Neighbourhood Issues’ section of the agenda, the opportunity exists for local residents and the local community to submit items for discussion direct to the AAP Board and Staff Team.  Intended issues should be received prior to the Board Meeting in order that they can be researched and information provided to the Board.  Please submit any intended items by 12 noon on Wednesday 3rd December 2014.

To register to attend the Board Meeting, or to raise any issues to be included within the ‘Neighbourhood Issues’ section of the Board Meeting please email: [email protected] or telephone 03000 265323