Exmouth Town Council were given £30,905 from the Communities Together Fund to run a pilot Dragon's Den project within Exmouth. The town council invited applications to the Exmouth Community Fund from projects where the majority of the benefits would be to Exmouth.
All the eligible applications went forward to a community voting event run by Exmouth Town Council and Action East Devon. Project proposers and a maximum of ten of their supporters, local Councillors and community leaders were invited along to an evening event. Project proposers gave a presentation at the event to everyone there explaining what their project was and how it would benefit Exmouth. A panel of 'dragons' then had the opportunity to ask the project a few questions. All the people at the event then got to vote for their 5 favourite projects.
Projects that applied and were given the funding they asked for by Exmouth Town Council were:
|Project proposer||Project||Amount asked for and granted|
|Exmouth Sea Cadets||Purchase of support vehicle to help launch and retrieve safety vehicle and for towing when attending training and competitions||£4,000|
|Open Door, Exmouth||Weekly creative arts workshop||£5,000|
|Health and Local Food for Families||Fortnightly cooking sessions at Community College for young carers of helping to care of family member with a disability or medical condition||£3,141|
|Brixington Blues||Weekly inclusive football session for young people with additional needs and disabilities.||£800|
|Pete's Dragons||Indoor Festival on World Mental Health Day||£3,695|
|Whizz Kids||Monthly pop up balance bikes and trike circuit events for children||
|Exmouth Museum||Pop up mobile museum||£950|
|Exmouth Pride||Key stage props for Pride Event to be made in conjunction with Exmouth Youth Centre & Exmouth Artists and Creatives Hub||£300|
|St John's Court||Start up of a carer's support group||£500|
|Exe Sailing Club||Purchase motor boat for use by disabled individuals in the community to experience the feeling of being on water||£5,000|