Parishes Together Fund continues to provide local communities with financial assistance
East Devon District Council and Devon County Council have worked together again to put the sum of £1.10 per elector into a ‘Parishes Together Fund’ grants scheme, which town and parish councils can apply for.
The funding, which has been available for the past three years, is open to town and parish councils working together and involving the community to try and solve local issues. All applications must be submitted jointly from two or more parishes. The funding could be used for anything from permanent items to events, networks and one-off costs.
Each town or parish council involved can apply for up to £1.10 for every person in their parish who was listed on the electoral roll in February 2015. Voluntary and community groups can contact their local parish or town council if they have any projects they would like to put forward. Find out how to contact them.
There were 20 parish and town councils projects funded in 2014 / 2015, some of them were:
- The setting up of Ottery St Mary Youth Centre - £7,901
- Solar lighting on the Exe Estuary Trail - £26,454
- An outdoor public speaker system to be shared between Plymtree, Awliscombe and Yarcombe - £1,265
- First aid training and defibrillators for Brampford Speke and Upton Pyne - £636
- A footpath between the two parishes of All Saints and Axminster - £5,635
- Setting up a youth club in Honiton - £7,499
East Devon District Council’s part of the funding has come from the New Homes Bonus, which is paid by the Government to EDDC for every new home built or brought back into use. Devon County Council's part of the funding is from their main council budgets.