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Guide Rules for the Communities Together Fund

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4. What we won't fund

  • Projects that only benefit one town or parish council area within East Devon.
  • Projects where there is a significant benefit to Exmouth or where Exmouth is the only beneficiary. In this case you must apply to the Exmouth Community Fund through Exmouth Town Council.
  • Unsustainable projects. For example, projects that need to continue beyond the life of the funding but are unlikely to be able to.
  • Projects working with vulnerable people where there isn’t a Safeguarding Policy and / or appropriately trained staff / volunteers.
  • Projects for organisations that have more than 12 months running costs in reserves.
  • Projects where planning permission is required but hasn’t yet been given.
  • Funds can’t be given to help pay off debts.
  • Projects that promote religion or politics.
  • On-going costs including staff costs or costs for the day to day running of an organisation, unless this is during a transition phase with documented evidence of how the project will become sustainable post transition.
  • Regular activity such as grass cutting, ditch and drainage work and other associated ‘lengthsman’ duties.
  • Projects that are the statutory obligation of another statutory organisation for example Devon County Council, the Church or the NHS.
  • Projects that will have already started before grant offers are made.
  • Repeat projects. You can’t apply for funding for the same project twice, unless there is a compelling business case proving this will help the change to the project becoming sustainable. We also won’t fund projects that have previously received funding from the Parishes Together Fund.
  • Funds can’t be given to benefit individuals or private / for profit enterprises.
  • Projects that are eligible for East Devon District Council’s Community Buildings Fund.