Just over £1m of Additional Restriction Grant (ARG) capital along with £1m of
its own funds, ensured EDDC delivered the Innovation and Resilience Fund to support
post-pandemic local economic recovery. 51 successful applicants received £2,082,918 of grants with a further £2.1m in volunteered match-funding.

As of November 2023, more than half of the 51 projects in receipt of IRF1 grants have been successfully completed. The success of this IRF scheme in providing a major boost to the East Devon economy has helped to set the standard in future-proofing the economy at a local level.

A few examples of these successfully delivered projects include:

Cosmic Studio 15

Waffle Live

Project Impact: A Project Specific Carbon Calculator

Factory growth and expansion of technical advancement for sewing

Castlewood Vineyards: creating a fully in-house winery

You can view our full list of businesses and community groups benefiting from the IRF.