Funding map, and how our funding works
The Singing Elf is a Social Enterprise based in Pittington near Durham. Since summer 2020, we have been delighted to receive funding support from various sources, which has helped us to deliver our projects in Sunderland and County Durham.
Our projects include online singing and craft sessions, activity packs and envelopes and in-person events and activities (coming in summer 2021), all aimed at helping people through the COVID pandemic.
On this page, you can find out about where we have funded projects, and what those projects are.
Previously funded areas
We worked with a number of funders to allow us to provide free packs to people most affected by COVID-19 in villages around Durham and Sunderland. We will be delivering packs in different phases to people in different areas.
You can find out when we will be delivering packs in your area, and exactly which areas are covered by the funding here.
Zone 1: Hetton-le-Hole, Easigton Lane, East Rainton & Moorsley
Zone 2: West Rainton, Pittington & Sherburn
Zone 3: Carville, Belmont & Gilesgate
Zone 4: Elvet & Durham City
Zone 5: Framwellgate Moor, Newton Hall, Pity Me and Brasside
Zone 6: Neville's Cross & Aykley Heads
Zone 1 - Now Closed
Zone 1 includes Hetton-le-Hole, Easington Lane, East Rainton and Moorsley.
Between December 2020 and February 2021, we delivered 100 Winter Activity Packs to people in this Zone, with support from our friends at ELCAP (Easington Lane Community Access Point).
Coming Soon - Our Rainbow Craft Envelopes will soon be available in this Zone, thanks to funding from Sunderland City Council. To find out more, click on the link below.
Zone 2 - Now Closed
Zone 2 includes West Rainton, Pittington, Sherburn & Shadforth.
Since Summer 2020, we have delivered over 1,500 Activity Packs to people in this zone, funded by Durham AAP and Durham County Council's Neighbourhood Budget. This included 500 Summer Activity Packs and 1,000 Winter Activity Packs.
In March 2021, we will deliver 1000 Rainbow Craft Envelopes to people in this zone. Any individual household can get their envelope from a local collection point or receive one via a community group they are connected to. All pupils of West Rainton, Pittington or Sherburn Primary have been sent an envelope via their school.
Our Collection Points can be found at:
West Rainton: St. Mary's Church | Julie's Deli | Storehouse Pharmacy | Downey's Fish & Chip Shop | Homer Hill Farm
Pittington: Pittington Village Shop (Jubilee House)
Sherburn Village: Shergill's Newsagent
Sherburn Hill: Taylor's News
To find out about how you could get involved, click on the link below.
Zone 3 - 6 (Some limited availability)
Zone 3 includes Belmont, Carrville and Gilesgate (Now Closed)
Zone 4 includes Elvet and Durham City (Limited packs available)
Zone 5 includes Framwellgate Moor, Newton Hall, Pity Me and Brasside. (Limited packs available)
Zone 6 includes Neville's Cross and Aykley Heads (Now Closed)
Our Rainbow Activity Pack is available in selected areas, and they are funded by the Durham AAP and Durham County Council's Neighbourhood Budget.
Packs will be available from April 2021. To find out how you can get a pack, click on the button below.
Zone 7 - 10 - Available Now
Zone 7: Brandon, Langley Moor and Meadowfield
Zones 8: Esh Winning, Ushaw Moor, Bearpark and Broompark
Zone 9: Esh, Langley Park and Witton Gilbert
Zone 10: Lanchester and Burnhope
Our Rainbow Activity Pack is available in this area, and they are funded by the Durham AAP and Durham County Council's Neighbourhood Budget.
Packs are available now, click on the button below and complete our short online form.
What if I don't live in these areas?
Anyone can be involved in Rainbow Voices, even if you don't live in one of our funded areas. Our online singing and craft sessions are available for FREE to anyone, although donations are always welcome.
If you would like one of our Activity Packs or Rainbow Craft Envelopes, they are available to purchase through the website.
Purchasing packs costs £12 for one, £22 for 2, or £10 each for 3 or more. We can offer the packs at these low prices because we are lucky to be supported by a team of hard-working and dedicated volunteers who help put the packs together.
As a Social Enterprise, we are expected to support our charitable aims through our trade, as well as through funding. You can support our project by purchasing packs for yourself or to send as gifts to anywhere in the UK.
To keep up to date with all of our projects, you can join our mailing by clicking on the button below.