2. What we will fund
- Community led ideas and initiatives that will benefit East Devon’s communities.
- We can give grants of between £500 and £5,000.
- We would prefer to fund medium sized projects, rather than be contributing a small percentage of big costly projects.
- Projects where a minimum of 50% of the total funding for the project / activity comes from elsewhere, and at least 70% of that money has already been raised.
Projects must help achieve one or more of the priorities / actions listed in our Poverty Reduction Strategy and Action Plan. This strategy aims to resolve the root causes of poverty.
Just a few examples of what might be funded:
These are just examples and NOT a complete list. Please see out Poverty Reduction Strategy and Action Plan to see the full extent of what might be funded.
- Projects that tackle hidden poverty, those who are struggling but aren’t currently seeking help.
- Providing recognised and qualified advice on budgeting, money and debt issues to residents.
- Helping people access support from the council and others to see if they are entitled to welfare benefits and other financial help and support.
- Supporting low income residents to access the internet and develop digital skills.
- Increasing the number of people volunteering for local voluntary and community groups within East Devon.
- Projects that seek to understand and address the causes of food poverty.
- Sustainable support to residents in fuel or water poverty, helping them to reduce their energy and water costs.
- Environmental improvement projects in our more deprived Wards such as Littleham in Exmouth and St Pauls in Honiton.
- Free events that celebrate diversity and promote community cohesion, in partnership with local equality and diversity organisations.
- Supporting young people in reaching their employment potential.
- Improving health outcomes for people due to financial hardship and debt, including access to good diet, cookery classes, healthy lifestyles and ill health prevention.
- Helping to manage mental health issues arising from any impact of poverty, including low income, debt and fuel poverty.