Guide East Devon Action on Poverty Fund

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5. How and when to apply

The first closing date for applications is 30 September 2022, all applications will be considered after that point. There will be a decision making meeting in late November 2022, and you will be told whether your application has been successful or not shortly after that. There may be a second closing date on 30 January 2023. However, the amount of available funding is limited, once it runs out we’ll close to applications, this may mean the second closing date doesn’t happen.

This grants scheme is competitive, with all applications being considered at the same time alongside each other at the decision making meeting in November 2022. Make sure you have read the guidance in full, clearly stated which parts of the Poverty Action Plan it works towards, and that you fill in your application with as much information as you feel is necessary for us to fully understand and appreciate your proposal.

To apply:

In addition you can send more details about your idea/initiative to go along with your application e.g. pictures, photos, video and audio:

  • By email to 
  • By post to Jamie Buckley, Community Engagement and Funding, East Devon District Council, Blackdown House, Border Road, Heathpark Industrial Estate, Honiton, EX14 1EJ.

Please clearly state which application they go with.

Although we will pay the grants upfront, we do require copies of invoices / receipts for the whole project / activity to be sent to us as soon as possible. If they are not sent then we will require the grant to be returned to us.    

If you would like to discuss your application or have any further questions about the grant scheme, please email or call 01395 517569.