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.
Devon County Council grants up to £20,000
From sometime in May 2019, Devon County Council's £329,000 Doing What Matters Fund will provide up to £20,000 for individual projects that have significant impact on the wellbeing of local people and communities. Bids will be encouraged from local groups, councils, organisations and collaborations. Successful bids will be required to provide matched funding of at least 25 per cent.
Devon County Council's Making the Connection Fund
The Making the Connection Fund provides small, one-off non-repeatable, grants of up to £300 to support community-led ideas and initiatives across the area of Devon administered by Devon County Council. It aims to provide funding to community-led schemes, benefitting one or more community groups which bring people together to identify and/or achieve relatively quickly the small but important things that matter to them. Encouraging and enabling communities to be stronger; in terms of their independence, ability to respond to issues, resourcefulness and capability, as well as being more connected, kinder and safer.
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.
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.
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,
Or to find out more phone 01884 254899.