4. What we can't fund
This fund is currently closed to new applications, it is likely to re-open again in early November 2022. If this temporary closure will cause significant issues to you due to the timescale of your project, please contact us to discuss: firstname.lastname@example.org
Generally speaking, the following will not be eligible:
- Projects where you haven’t got the majority of any match funding in place already.
- Projects that promote or support a particular politics, faith or belief (including repairs to buildings used solely or mainly for these activities).
- Individuals or projects that result in direct cash payments or awards to the end beneficiaries, or to ongoing staff salaries.
- Project sponsorship and fundraising events.
- Projects from purely commercial or for- “private-profit” organisations.
- Projects considered likely to create a new or displaced dependency on other public and voluntary services.
- Regular highways-related activity such as but not limited to grass cutting, ditch and drainage work or other associated ‘lengthsman’ duties and tasks.
- Projects benefitting one individual recipient, e.g. an individual carer.
- Projects where more than 25% of the people benefiting from the project live outside of East Devon.
- Animal welfare projects where the sole/majority of beneficiaries are animals (i.e. charity, rescue or therapy).
- Projects seeking a commitment to ongoing support.
- Projects that have already taken place.
- Projects where work has already started and / or finished before we’ve confirmed you’ve been successful in your application. We cannot fund projects retrospectively.
- Organisations or groups that do not have a bank account in their name with at least two unrelated signatories and/or do not have a management committee comprising at least three unrelated members. Unless you are applying using guidance note **(a) above.
- Unsustainable projects. For example, projects that need to continue beyond the life of the funding but are unlikely to be able to.
- Projects working with vulnerable people where there isn’t a Safeguarding Policy and / or appropriately trained staff / volunteers.
- Projects where planning permission is required but hasn’t yet been given.
- Funds that are required to help pay off debts.
- Projects that directly benefit individuals or for profit organisations.
- Ongoing costs including ongoing rent costs, ongoing salaries, costs for the day to day running of an organisation, unless this is during a transition phase with documented evidence of how the project will become sustainable post transition, or as part of a pilot project.
- Work that a statutory organisation has to do by law, for example Devon County Council, the Church or the NHS, unless this is over and above what they would ever provide.
- Projects that have a negative effect on one or more of the priorities listed in our council plan.