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Grants and Community News


Compiled by the Grants Team at North Devon Council. Email grants@northdevon.gov.uk  or call 01271 388253 


Community Councillor Grants

The fund is now open to applications.

If you have any queries please contact the grants team.

Use the following link to apply:

Applying for a Community Councillor Grant


The Communities Together Fund (CTF) 2018-2019

The Communities Together fund (formerly the Town and Parish or TAP fund) is now open to applications from Town and Parish Councils only.

It will be open to other voluntary and charitable organisations on 22nd October 2018.

However, applications to the Strategic Fund may still be made by Voluntary and Community groups, Registered Charities, Not-for-profit organisations and Social Enterprises from 21st May 2018 to 31st October 2018.

Please check our website for details of the new scheme, to download an application form, or to apply online.





Coastal Revival Fund

The government is now inviting bids for a new 1 million pound Coastal Revival Fund round, which is for grant funding to be spent in 2018 to 2019.

The fund will support projects to help revive heritage assets that are important to local communities but have not yet reached their full potential or are facing neglect.

Bids of up to 50,000 pounds per project are to be submitted by 23:59 hours on Thursday 5 July 2018.

This Coastal Revival Fund round will support projects to help revive heritage assets that are important to local communities but have not yet reached their full economic potential or are facing neglect. Examples of eligible sites and assets include seafronts and public squares, as well as piers, parks, promenades, lighthouses, lidos, marinas, military structures and so on.

There should be a clear link between what the project aims to achieve and planned future improvements to the asset.

The prospectus explains the requirements to be fulfilled to access the funding covering:

  • eligibility for funding
  • criteria and expected outputs
  • transparency and engagement
  • how to apply

If you would like further information or to register your interest, please email coastalrevivalfund@communities.gsi.gov.uk


The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust - deadlines 2nd July and 1st October 2018

Community organisations, disability groups, sports clubs, schools and associations in the United Kingdom may apply to the Trust for a grant of up to 1500 pounds to enable people with a disability to play tennis.

Grants are available to enable disabled people in the UK to play tennis through the purchase of wheelchairs, tennis equipment and funding for coaching.

Applications will be considered at meetings at the end of July and October.

Applications can be downloaded from the website www.danmaskelltennistrust.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant and returned via email or post.


Trust House Charitable Foundation Small Grants

Grants of up to 50,000 pounds are available from a range of grant programmes for Charities, not-for-profit organisations, village halls, community centres and hospices. (who have 50 percent of the cost of their project already secured from another source).

The grants programme supports projects in the UK which address issues in Rural Communities and/or areas of Urban Deprivation. They want to support established organisations which are working in the following areas: Community Support; Arts, Education & Heritage; Disability and Health Care.

They have a range of grant programmes:

  • Small grants (up to 6,000 pounds) for revenue costs: only organisations with income up to 100,000 pounds may apply.
  • Small grants (up to 6,000 pounds) for capital costs: organisations with income up to 250,000 pounds may apply.
  • Standard grants (6,001 – 12,000 pounds) for revenue or capital: organisations with income up to 500,000 pounds may apply.
  • Large grants (10,000 – 50,000 pounds) for capital projects only: organisations with income up to 5 million pounds may apply.
  • Village hall and community centre grants (1,000 – 50,000 pounds) for improvements to buildings: only village halls and community centres may apply
  • Hospice grants (6,000 – 50,000 pounds) for improvements to buildings: only hospices may apply

All projects must fit into one or both of the following two main themes:

Rural Issues

‘Rural’ in this context means cities, towns, villages and areas with 10,000 or less inhabitants. They are looking for projects which address issues that are specific to rural communities, such as reducing isolation, providing transport, improving contact networks, and reducing unemployment.

Urban Deprivation

Applications will be considered from organisations working with communities which are classified in the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation as being in the lowest 20 percent. To find out if your area is within the lowest 20 percent, search by postcode at http://dclgapps.communities.gov.uk/imd/idmap.html

Within these overarching themes, projects should also focus on one or more of the following three areas: Community Support, Disability and Healthcare or Arts, Education and Heritage.

Complete the eligibility check on their website and then download a PDF application form which you can fill in on screen before printing out.

Print and send your application by post to Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, 65 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 2AD.

Applications for 6,000 pounds or less will be fast tracked, and you will receive an answer within 4-6 weeks of applying. All other applications will be assessed at quarterly meetings, which are usually held in April/May, July, October/November and February. Each meeting will assess applications that have been received up to 6 weeks before the meeting.

For further details please contact the Grants Manager, Judith Leigh on 020 7264 4990 or visit their website: http://www.trusthousecharitablefoundation.org.uk


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The Devon Delivers Business Promotion Grant

Businesses across Devon are being invited to apply for a grant to help them reach new audiences and promote Devon as a great place to do business. The Devon Delivers Business Promotion Grant aims to help Devon based companies promote their goods or services to national and international trade audiences at UK-based events.

Grants of up to 1500 pounds are being offered through a competitive bidding process.

The funding will support eligible businesses to cover direct exhibiting costs of attending trade shows or events outside of Devon between July 2018 and March 2019.

Application form, guidelines and terms and conditions are available for download from www.investdevon.co.uk/business/devon-delivers-business-promotion-grant/.

Applications should be submitted to daisy-rae.wynn@devon.gov.uk no later than noon on Wednesday 4 July 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 16 July.

For more information contact Geri Panteva on 01392 383884 or email geri.panteva@devon.gov.uk.