Durham County Council Area Action Partnerships (AAPs) cover all areas of the county. AAPs have been set up to give people in County Durham a greater choice and voice in local affairs. There are 14 AAPs that cover County Durham. Across all 14 AAPs, local people are asked to vote on what priorities they would like to see their AAP boards work on for the following year.
In recent years, DBN members have benefited from two business growth programmes supported by the Derwent Valley AAP (under their Employment, Enterprise and Training Priority). Every two years residents and businesses are asked to vote on what priorities they would like to see their AAP boards work on and allocate funding to for the following year. During 2017/18, the AAPs allocated £2,704,913 and helped bring into the county over £2,431,863 of matched investment to deliver 825 local projects across the county.
To vote on the priorities for your local area click here, this only takes a couple of minutes to complete but could make a big difference.