Monkey Project

Monkey is a Big Lottery Fund partnership project offering free money support to tenants in County Durham.

If you have applied to be housed with any of the partner housing providers through Durham Key Options, are a new tenant setting up home, an existing tenant needing support or have applied to be rehoused, they can help.

Their network of partners including housing providers and voluntary sector organisations will help you find support around finance, fuel and furniture.

Support can include:

  • Access to affordable, new and good quality reused furniture
  • One to one advice and courses to help you manage bills.
  • Help to get the best energy deals and fuel advice.
  • Low cost home contents insurance.
  • Help to open a bank or credit union account.
  • Help to deal with debts.
  • Advice to check that you are receiving the right benefits.

The following housing providers are partners of Monkey. If you have a tenancy with one of them, or have applied for a tenancy with one of them through Durham Key Options, you can register for Monkey support.  Private tenants are also eligible. Registration can be done on their website or by contacting the relevant housing provider listed below.

  • Cestria Housing
  • Dale and Valley Homes
  • Derwentside Homes
  • Durham City Homes
  • East Durham Homes
  • Home Group
  • Livin
  • Teesdale Housing Association
  • Riverside

When is it on?

Session information
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Fiona Christian
Contact position
Project Manager
01388 424 697

Where to go

Farrell House
Arlington Way
Co Durham
DL16 6NL

Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.

Useful documents

  • Monkey

Journey planner

Address: Arlington Way  Durhamgate  Spennymoor  Co Durham

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