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This is not a complete list, but may give you a few ideas.

Covid-19 Prompt Action Fund Small Grants

Devon County Council has launched the COVID-19 Prompt Action Fund to provide flexible resources to organisations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the social and economic consequences of this outbreak.

There is:

  • A small grants fund for up to £500
  • A larger grants fund for between £500 and £5,000

Through the COVID-19 Action Fund, DCC will rapidly provide small amounts of grant funding to community-led schemes, which identify and/or achieve the small but important things that can safely address some of the issues that are arising because of this Coronavirus outbreak.

These can include:

  • Safe deliveries of essential goods and services to those who are vulnerable, such as foods and medicines.
  • Support for accessing online information and services
  • Virtual support groups to help people to stay connected and informed and to maintain and support mental health and wellbeing
  • Transport related initiatives that support safe community responses to the outbreak.  

Locality Budgets

Each Devon County Councillor has £10,000 available every year, which they give out in grants to worthy community projects. We've had confirmation from Devon County Council that you can apply to both this fund and their Covid-19 Prompt Action Fund for the same projects.

Crowdfund East Devon

East Devon District Council has extra funding available through Crowdfunder. You would need to run a crowdfunding campaign, which takes time to set up and run. This would be more suitable for longer term projects, or for projects when we're getting back to normal.

Devon Funding News

Sign up to Devon Funding News, which is produced by Devon County Council. It may have information on useful grants in the coming weeks and months.

Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

One-off grants of £5,000 for small charities that support disadvantaged children aged 0-3 and that are affected by coronavirus in a loss of income or an ability to deliver services. Application deadline, 28 April 2020.

Our own webpages

Our normal grants and funding information pages may have useful funding opportunities, even though not directly related to Coronavirus projects.