Cash handouts of up to £20,000 are up for grabs in GAMP’s latest round of funding projects.
The Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership (GAMP) is now inviting local groups to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £20,000, which are available to groups which support its key priorities.
GAMP has an Area Budget of £100,000 available to fund projects within the Great Aycliffe and Middridge village areas.
There is £33,333 available within each of the 2017/18 GAMP priorities; and projects should address at least one of the following priorities and the specified key issues:
Children, Young People and Families
Projects are invited which help improve positive outcomes to support children, young people and their families from the GAMP area to live a happier and healthier life. Projects must address at least one of the following key issues:
• Risky behaviour, including alcohol/drugs/smoking/crime
• Provision of activities/things to do for 12-15 year olds
• Children’s physical, emotional and mental health
Projects are invited which help support older GAMP residents to live a happier and healthier life (older residents are defined by Age UK as 50yrs+). Projects must address at least one of the following key issues:
• Mental health, dementia, depression, access to social activity
• Access to activity; facilities, transport, welfare/money issues
• Social support; having regular contact with friends, family or neighbours
Employment, Enterprise and Training
Projects are invited which aim to help improve positive outcomes for GAMP residents to gain employment and/or access to training. The key issues of particular interest are:
• Gaining work experience
• Careers advice
Funding can be spent on either capital or revenue costs, but projects which include a specific element of capital spend are encouraged.
How to Apply
Contact the GAMP Team for an application pack. You can also contact the team if you are unsure if your project fits with our priorities.
Application packs are available now. All applications must be returned to the GAMP Office by the closing date, 5.00pm on Friday 28 July 2017.
Help is Available
As part of the project callout the GAMP team will be running an advice session to take you through the application process, and to give you some hints and tips to help you complete your application. We strongly recommend that you book a place at the session:
• Thursday 22 June, 3.00pm – 5.00pm at Woodham Community Centre
If you are unable to attend the advice session please contact the GAMP Team to arrange an alternative appointment.
To request an application pack, book a place at the advice session or to find out more about the GAMP project callout, please contact the GAMP Team:
Telephone: 01325 327 441