Devon County councillors

Devon County councillors each have £10,000 of funding to give to worthy projects in their areas. It is easy to apply, contact your local Devon County councillor.

In Kind Direct

In Kind Direct receives surplus goods from companies that it then gives out to voluntary organisations around the UK for a fraction of the real cost. A wide variety of goods including toiletries, clothing, household appliances and food. Goods must not be sold, bartered or traded. Applicants must be a charity, voluntary or not for profit group or a social enterprise. For more information phone 020 7398 5510.

Local community projects

Some Town and Parish Councils have funding available for local community projects in their areas. Contact your local parish or town Clerk to see if this is available for you.

Local clubs

Have you thought about contacting your local Lions Club or Rotary Club to ask them if they have any funds available for projects in their local area?  
To find out where your local Lions Club is phone 0845 8339502.
To find out where your local Rotary Club is phone 01789 765411.

The South West Foundation Small Grants Fund

Grants of up to £1,000 from The South West Foundation Small Grants Fund are available to support small community organisations operating in rural areas, market and coastal towns (not urban areas). The funding must be used for activities that enable people from diverse backgrounds to become engaged in their neighbourhoods and communities to bring about real change to the lives of people in the community. For more information phone 01761 471104.

Devon Funding news

Devon Funding News is issued monthly and offers practical assistance with raising money for projects in the UK.  Devon Funding News is free and available monthly by email. You may, however, need to register first and receive a user name and password.

Devon Communities Together

Devon Communities Together focus on work with rural communities including East Devon.

The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sustainable Development Fund 

The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sustainable Development Fund gives grants to a wide range of community groups, organisations and businesses to make a real difference to their local environment or the way in which they do carry out their activities. The fund is available to any individuals, groups or businesses with ideas for projects that will benefit the East Devon AONB, its users and surrounding area. For more information phone 01404 46663.

The Duke of Devonshire’s Charitable Trust

Funding is available from The Duke of Devonshire’s Charitable Trust to registered charities of typically between £250 and £10,000. They fund all sorts of projects.


Springboard is the new investment fund created to support the development of innovative ideas that will have a significant impact on the economy of Devon and Cornwall by creating jobs.  Investment of over £30,000, in the form of a loan, or possibly a grant, is available to any organisation in the public, private or voluntary sector, as funding to support early stage development, feasibility studies or 'step change' activity. For more information phone 020 7921 0420 or email

Sir John and Lady Amory’s Charitable Trust

Sir John and Lady Amory's Charitable Trust has funding of various amounts for good causes in Devon. Examples of what has been funded before; Tiverton Market Centre (£2,000), Knightshayes Garden Trust (£17,000), Relief for the Elderly and Infirm (£1,000). Apply in writing to:
Sir John and Lady Amory’s Charitable Trust,
The Island,
Lowman Green,
EX16 4LA

Or to find out more phone 01884 254899.