Coxhoe Parish Council and the Active Life Centre@Coxhoe has submitted bids for grant aid to an annual funding competition.
The East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership Board would like to invite you to attend its ‘Up 2 U’ Participatory Budgeting / Forum Event to be held on Saturday 3rd November 2018 between 10.00 am – 2.00 pm at The Active Life Centre, Linden Grove, Coxhoe, DH6 4DW
The It’s Up 2 U scheme is a method of ‘Participatory Budgeting’ that allows people to take part in deciding the allocation of an amount of public money. In practice, this can range from funding community and voluntary groups to deliver projects of local value, to allowing residents to shape what and how mainstream services are delivered in their areas. East Durham Rural Corridors’ Area Action Partnership has put £33,000 into the It’s Up 2 U scheme. Four votes will be allocated to each of those attending who live, work, volunteer or study in the AAP area and are aged 11 or above.
The East Durham Rural Corridor AAP covers the parishes of Old Cassop, Bowburn, Parkhill, Cassop, Old Quarrington, Quarrington Hill, Coxhoe, Kelloe, Trimdon Station (Deaf Hill), Trimdon Colliery, Trimdon Grange, Trimdon Village, Fishburn, Sedgefield, Bradbury and Mordon.
The overall aim of the scheme is to support projects in the AAP area that have the potential to improve the lives of residents, increase activities and opportunities on offer and enable change. The scheme aims to support community groups and organisations to deliver projects that will help address the priorities chosen by local people. Projects should address one or more of the priorities being tackled by the partnership in 2018/19.
Coxhoe Parish Council has made a bid for almost £7,500 to fund proposals to refurbish the cricket pavillion. the Active Life Centre has made a bid for a similar amount to upgrade their special events area including extra staging, a sound sysrtem, addional tables and chair covers.
Other groups submitting bids include:
Fishburn Parish Council
Fishburn Academy Band
Sedgefield Primary PTFA
Sedgefield Development Trust Ltd
Bowburn and Parkhill Community Partnership
Sedgefield Youth Football Club
Sedgefield Cricket Club
Fishburn Youth and Community Centre
Deaf Hill Ward Regeneration Partnership
If the two Coxhoe schemes do not get enough votes the money will go elsewhere and as you can see there are significant bids from Sedgefield and Fishburn particularly.
Please, please come along along and vote for the Coxhoe projects. Various free fun activities will be going on such as meeting Santa Claus and face painting and food and refreshments will be available to purchase throughout the day. Please note: Registration will close at 1.45 pm and voting closes at 2.00 pm.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact the East Durham Rural Corridor AAP office who will be happy to assist you. We look forward to seeing you on the day! Please, please
Contact the East Durham Rural Corridor AAP
Tel: 03000 261129