Cash to celebrate Jubilee and Olympics

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FUNDING is available to make this summer one to remember.

East Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP) is launching a Community Events Fund to provide grants to groups organising events to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, or the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Grants from £250 to £1,500 are available for events in the area from May 1 to September 10.

Shealagh Pearce, principal AAP co-ordinator, said: “This fund will help to ensure that residents in the East Durham area are able to participate, so that they will remember these momentous occasions for many years to come.”

People can apply until July 31.

For an application form visit www.durham.gov.uk/eastdurhamaap or call 03000 262054.