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County Durham community grants scheme deadline looms
COMMUNITY groups across County Durham have less than two weeks left to apply for a share of a council funding pot.
The Your Money, Your Area, Your Views community grants fund is being ran by Durham County Council’s 14 area action partnerships (AAPs) and the deadline for applications is Friday, September 13.
Each AAP has between £20,000 and £80,000 available and the public will get to choose which organisations should benefit.
In five AAP areas the fund has been boosted by a grant of £20,000 from the North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Grants will range from £500 to £5,000 and projects must meet the priorities of the local AAPs to qualify, the final decision on where the money goes will be made at public voting events in October and November.
Similar events in the past have attracted hundreds of people so groups also have a chance to promote what they do and attract new members.
Coun Brian Stephens, Durham County Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships, said: “This is the last chance to apply and I don’t want any group who would like to apply to miss out.”
For details visit durham.gov.uk/aap, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03000-262056.
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