Guide East Devon Action on Poverty Fund

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9. Projects that have already been funded

So far we have given out the following grants: 

  • Seachange Devon will receive £2,065 for a project to run Let’s Cook for Health family / community sessions for people who are on a low income, have mental health issues and / or are isolated in Littleham in Exmouth. Staff and volunteers will support people to cook healthy food and eat together, as well as providing information on all aspects of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Open Door Exmouth will receive £3,010.80 towards a project to expand their community café to Saturdays, and to equip staff and volunteers to better support people with financial worries. Their community café provides low cost food, free meals and free internet access for those that need it.
  • Project Food will receive £4,276 for a project to encourage people in financial need with mental health issues to take part in farm activities and healthy eating. This will improve their self-esteem and knowledge about food, as well as providing them with free fruit and vegetable boxes to take home.
  • Exmouth Stroke Survivors will receive £1,750 for a project to set up a community café focused on people in financial need in Littleham in Exmouth. People will be able to pay what they can afford, and be able to sit in the warm and be sociable with others.
  • EX5 Alive in Cranbrook will receive £4,950 to allow them to set up a community hub at the Younghayes Centre in the town. It will be a weekly event where residents can drop in, take part in free activities, cook communal lunches and access welfare information – as well as being able to be warm and socialise with others.
  • Re:Store Axe Valley CIC will receive £5,000 to help them deliver Christmas hampers containing food, treats, children’s books and local shop vouchers to families in need in the Axe Valley.
  • Sidmouth Rotary will receive £5,000 to help them provide Christmas hampers to people in need in the Sid Valley.
  • Exeter Community Energy (ECoE) will receive £5,000 to help them deliver an energy, debt and money advice project to East Devon residents struggling with the cost of living crisis.