The Town Clerk, Pauline Cant said “Chilton is well know for its strong sense of patriotism and its recognition of the work of our armed forces, past and present, the Town Council are delighted to be working with the Community to ensure the anniversary is properly commemorated. Our intention is that we will be commemorating the event, in line with the national programme of events as set out by the national Pageant Master on the website www.veday75.org With our own Chilton style we will shortly be launching our competition for a junior and adult Town crier to help us commemorate the event. The next meeting of the VE Day Working group will take place at Chilton Community Sports and Social Club on Thursday 13th February at 6pm and all are welcome to attend and get involved in Chilton’s VE Day weekend celebrations”.
***INFORMATION FROM 4TOGETHER PARTNERSHIP***
NEW* Holiday Activities with Healthy Food (HAHF) – Easter 2020 via your 4 Together Partnership – Deadline 16th February 2020
Following a recommendation by the Poverty Action Steering Group, Durham County Council has allocated £10,000 to each Area Action Partnership for 2020. This money is to ensure that as many children & young people as possible, have access to food, alongside enriching activities in particular considering those Children and Young People who would normally receive a Free School Meal during Term Time.
In phase one (Easter 2020), funding of £3,000 has been made available for a Holiday Activity with Healthy Food grants scheme. This fund will provide the opportunity for groups and organisations to apply for a small grant to help them deliver projects locally.
Aim of the Scheme
The scheme aims to support local community groups and organisations based in the 4 Together Partnership area, Ferryhill, Chilton & Windlestone, West Cornforth & Bishop Middleham- to deliver Holiday Activities with Healthy Food during the 2020 Easter school holidays.
How much can you apply for?
Applicants can apply for amounts between £250 and £999 and are limited to one per organisation.
Projects who are looking to apply for between £500 and £999 would be expected to deliver activities at multiple locations within the area and/or over several days during the holiday period.
Projects that apply to the holiday activities fund must meet the following criteria:
• The beneficiaries of the project are from the 4 Together Partnership area
• The project must not have already started
• Applicants must provide a healthy snack, breakfast, lunch or tea as part of the activity that aims to meet Food Safety Requirements. If you need any further assistance on Food Safety Requirements then please contact Durham County Council, Food Safety Team on 03000 261016 or email email@example.com .
• Applicants must demonstrate how they will engage/target children young people and families who are most in need
• 4 Together Partnership is fully credited in all publicity associated with the project
Who can apply?
Any not for profit organisations including:
• Voluntary and Community Sector organisations
• Statutory bodies including DCC Services, Police, Fire and Health bodies
• Parish and Town Councils
• Schools and Colleges
• Church and faith-based groups who operate activities and services where there is wider community benefit
Your organisation must also have and be able to provide the following supporting documentation to be sent with the application: –
• An approved signed and dated constitution or governing document
• Latest set of signed/dated accounts- Up to date annual accounts (or for new groups, a 12-month projection of income and expenditure and welcome letter from your bank)
• A bank account in the group’s name that requires at least two signatories
• 1 Bank Statement dated within the last 3 months.
You will be asked to respond on your application in relation to
• Relevant safeguarding policies
Please note: If you have previously received funding from Area Action Partnerships, any outstanding monitoring must be satisfactorily completed before your HAHF application can be processed.
HAHF Grant Exclusions
The HAHF grants will not fund the following:
• Fund projects retrospectively. This means that a grant cannot pay for work or activities that have already started or taken place or pay for any goods or services that have been ordered or paid for (including deposits) before the applicant receives an offer letter. This means that you should allow enough time for the application to be processed and approved before the work or project is due to start.
• Services that have been withdrawn through the Council’s Medium-Term Financial Plan (MTFP) process, unless the circumstances are exceptional
• Items which only benefit an individual
• Fund religious projects that are deemed denominational, although faith-based organisations can be supported where there is wider community benefit
• Fund political activities
• Fund Equipment /Resources not directly linked to the current activity and Food Provision.
• Fund the purchase of alcohol
• Any project that is a statutory responsibility of any organisation or that duplicates statutory fund
• Funding for the purchase or maintenance of road vehicles
• Profit making organisations
• Recoverable VAT
• Support projects where the applicant has not managed a previous grant satisfactorily
• Where the majority of beneficiaries reside outside the 4 Together Partnership area
Please note: Grants should not give rise to an expectation of future funding
How to apply
• Carefully read through these guidance notes and funding criteria.
• Complete the application form and send it signed & Dated along with your supporting documentation, to: Resources – 4 Together Resources – 4 Together AAP firstname.lastname@example.org
4 Together Partnership (AAP)
Transformation and Partnerships
Durham County Council
3-5 Haig Terrace,
Application process and timescales
When we receive your application form, we will check to make sure it is complete and that all supporting documentation is attached. We will then contact you to acknowledge receipt of the application form and inform you of the next steps in the application process.
Please note that if there is an over subscription to the grant scheme, the AAP will make a decision on the funding allocations.
Good Luck with your application!
If you have any queries or concerns relating to the cemetery please call into the Town Council office (Hutton House, Durham Road, Chilton, Co. Durham DL17 0EP) or telephone 01388 721788.
The next meeting to discuss the VE 75th Anniversary is scheduled for Tuesday 21st January at 2pm in the Council offices.
All are welcome, the first meeting took place on 4th December 2019 which was very interesting and lots of suggestions discussed.
If you wish to be involved you are more than welcome to attend. We are aware that not everyone can make the meetings due to other commitments. If you do have any suggestions please forward for discussion.
A Free couch to 5k group in Chilton is starting. The group will meet every Tuesday for 10 weeks and is designed to help those wanting to start or get back into running.
Working with qualified run leaders on a weekly basis we take you through a progressive program which will hopefully enable you to have the fitness and confidence to run 5K in just 10 weeks.
Here are the details:
When: Tuesdays starting 28th January 2020
Where: Meet at Chilton Sports and Social Club
If you’d like to sign up please go to the following link and sign up for the sessions and add yourself to each week.
Please see attached leaflet regarding the above.
NOTE: The Town Council are NOT involved with the development. The offices are being used purely for public consultation so people can call in at an easy and accessible location.
(SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS)
We are currently collating information in relation to identified gaps in provision from service providers points of view based on a true identified need, it is vital that this information is collated early doors.
At this stage, it is not a promise of money – But this information will be very helpful for the work of the task group, who will be looking at gaps and how to address, and setting the criteria in preparation for Area Budget allocation 2020- 2021,it would help for any potential Neighbourhood Budget requests, future Holiday Hunger funding, or any other sources of funding that may be coming our way. We will have more details in relation to funding available at a later date!.
In the meantime – It really is vital that we know what gaps are out there in our 4 Together Partnership area to ensure that we are meeting an identified need within our communities.
If you could take the time to read through our remit below– and let us know if you have already identified a gap from a service providers point of view in relation to:-
Health and wellbeing, the quality of people’s lives, the things that can help support positive physical and mental health – such as the resources and opportunities for people to live a full life no matter what their circumstances, helping to assist to prevent illness, recover and bounce back from illness and any other problems-
Creating opportunities and environments for Children young people & families, and or older people to be Happier, Healthier & to thrive (feeling good about life and yourself)
what gaps do you feel there are/ or what needs more support / or made better for Children Young People & Families, and or Older People to be Happier, Healthier & to thrive?
We do not need full project ideas at this stage please, you can either fill in the questionnaire or just drop us a line – but it is important that you let us know at this early stage if you already have identified gaps in provision, and any plans you may have to try to address, just a brief sentence will suffice for now!.
If you as a service provider /group have findings from recent consultation and you would like us to include it in the work of the task group please let us know!
Feel free to pass this email on to other groups that you may feel could contribute with information from their prospective as a service provider in the 4 Together area regarding gaps in provision!
If you could respond back to me email@example.com by 21 January please, that would be great!