The GAMP Board has a budget of £144k available, and applications are now invited for projects from community & voluntary or not-for-profit organisations and groups. Grant limits between £5,000 to £25,000 have been agreed, and projects must take place in the Great Aycliffe & Middridge Partnership (GAMP) area.

Proposals are invited for projects which help to support positive outcomes for children, young people and families and/or older people in the GAMP AAP area to live a happier, healthier and safer life. Our focus this year will be on an overarching ‘COVID Recovery’ priority theme, and projects should aim to address at least one of the following key issues:

• 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, or

• Support to small businesses (through a third party, not-for-

profit organisation to complement existing DCC and external


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

Groups are permitted to apply for more than one grant, so long as one funding allocation is not reliant on another.

Applications can be submitted for either capital or revenue funding (or both), and projects which include a specific element of capital spend are encouraged. If you need advice on the specific definitions for capital/revenue, please get in touch. Project proposals must also include a minimum of 5% match funding (either cash or in-kind, or both).

The callout window will be open-ended until all funding has been allocated – so we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

All eligible applications will be assessed and ranked by a panel of GAMP Board members, to determine which projects will successfully be awarded funding. Prospective applicants should allow at least 12 weeks from the date of submission to give sufficient time for our technical appraisal process.

Please contact us for an application pack, or if you’d like further information – Telephone 07834 147211 or email: