Spennymoor AAP – Call for projects - Do you have a Proposal?

Spennymoor AAP – Call for projects - Do you have a Proposal?


Spennymoor AAP, along with the other thirteen AAPs across the county, have been working intensively to help deliver emergency schemes to support our local residents and communities in combating the challenges presented to us all as a result of the COVID pandemic.  Included within the wide-ranging work which the AAPs have undertaken since the outbreak of the pandemic, is the allocation of over £95,000 to projects within the Spennymoor AAP area. 

Although there continues to be global uncertainty as to how the pandemic will be managed moving forward, Spennymoor AAP, along with the other thirteen AAPs across County Durham, are progressing with their Area Budget allocations for the 2020/21 financial year. Taking into consideration the current challenging situation we all find ourselves in, it has been agreed that there will be a generic focus, this financial year, on COVID Recovery.  COVID Recovery could mean a number of different things, depending on the environment you are delivering in and also the community within which your work is carried out. Taking on board the wide-ranging remit that COVID Recovery could cover, we have provided a list below of the potential areas that we think COVID Recovery could focus on:

  • Employability Initiatives
  • Advice and Guidance
  • Physical Activity, Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Organisational Sustainability
  • Food Provision and Support
  • Social Isolation
  • Support for the Voluntary and Community Sector
  • Support to Small Businesses (through a third party, not-for-profit organisation to complement existing DCC and external opportunities).

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and there may be other recovery areas that need to be taken into consideration.


Taking the information above into consideration, Spennymoor AAP would like to invite organisations and groups to submit potential project proposals to the AAP, based on the COVID Recovery theme and the suggested area/s highlighted above.  Please note that, when considering your application, the minimum amount you can apply for is £5,000. 


If you want to discuss any proposals you may have or if you simply want to obtain an application form, then please use the contact details below.  The deadline for receiving applications is 12noon on Monday 12th October 2020. 


The contact details for Spennymoor AAP are as follows: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Telephone: 03000 262 062