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Devon County Council and East Devon District Council have allocated a sum of money to be given in grants through the Communities Together Fund. This fund exists to encourage communities to work together; identifying new ideas for their mutual benefit. Projects should benefit, enhance and make a difference to communities.

Projects are more likely to be funded if they involve organisations working together. This could include voluntary and community groups, clubs, town and parish councils, community interest companies or registered charities. All applicants must demonstrate how they have explored opportunities to work together with others on the proposed project.

Projects must benefit two or more town or parish council areas within Devon. For example, this could be factors such as residents of neighbouring parish attending your project, or the project being delivered in multiple locations in different parishes.

Exmouth, as part of a pilot scheme, are managing their own funding so must not be included when counting how many town or parish council areas your project benefits. Although we will consider applications that include a small benefit to Exmouth as well as a larger benefit to two or more other town or parish councils, where there is a significant benefit to Exmouth or where Exmouth is the only beneficiary you must apply to the Exmouth fund through Exmouth Town Council.

The funding is available initially for this year only, there is no guarantee of it being available in future years.