Developed collaboratively between East Durham Trust and Durham Community Action with the support of Durham County Council Area Action Partnership funding. The fund has been developed with recognition of the need for specific and responsive support for Community facilities to emerge successfully from Covid-19.
The fund will: • Provide specialist advice to support the decision making of those managing community buildings • Help to rebuild the confidence of staff and volunteers • Provide small grants of approximately £500 to help kick start Covid recovery • Provide resources and capacity needed to ensure community buildings are safe and covid secure
A member of staff will contact you and provide additional support and give a decision on your proposal. There are no deadlines, but applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis, so early applications are encouraged.
In addition we will be providing ongoing building network meetings to support all community facilities.
If you require any additional information and support, please contact:
Weardale, Derwent Valley, Teesdale, Great Aycliffe and Middridge, Bishop Auckland and Shildon, Stanley, Mid Durham, Chester le Street and District, 3 Towns Partnership, 4 Together Partnership, Spennymoor and Durham AAP areas: Tracy Emery Email: Tracy.Emery@durhamcommunityaction.org.uk Telephone: 07496 742040
Tesco Community Grants
Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme, which funds thousands of community projects every year. The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community. During October, November and December 2020 the grant scheme will provide grants of £1000 to support projects focused on local children and young people.
The next round of Tesco funding is focusing on Children and Young People, they would therefore encourage applications as soon as possible from groups who would benefit from this funding opportunity.
This theme could cover a large mixture of local causes. Examples include:
Mental Health support for children and young people – COVID-19 has had an impact on the health and well being of children, particularly mental health.
Outdoor activities – sport & green space provision for children & young people including use of green spaces support well being through physical activities.
Non statuary educational activities – to support, widen and rebuild educational support networks for children, web based activities. Sport, exercise, and arts.
Young carers– support for young carers as a result of current and continued isolation.
Bereavement counselling – offering support to children that have lost family members and support networks due to COVID-19
Child poverty – to support organisations that offer family support that are further impacted by COVID-19, which could include food/educational packs, free activities.
Vulnerable at risk children – the pandemic has impacted vulnerable children with challenging home & family circumstances.
Other local good causes supporting children and young people will also be considered.
For more information and how to apply click here.
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511
Charity No: 1117642 Company No: 05934124
What We Do
We help the communities of the former district of Easington which is made up 20 distinct areas, most of which are former Pit villages that continue to be hugely affected by deprivation and health inequality. East Durham Trust’s operates on a ‘hub and spoke’ approach through well-established partnerships with our communities. We work directly with community members and partners to facilitate prevention, intervention and crisis support services delivered in our communities, for our communities and by our communities.
We empower people to take ownership of their own needs and work to lift up those most in need in East Durham. We help build and maintain meaningful relationships within our community ensuring those on the margins are helped to be in reach of a spectrum vital services.