Funding is available to ‘kick-start’ local projects and to encourage local action for projects and services that will make a real difference at community level.   Funding can be sought for capital and revenue projects that will benefit residents of at least two parishes, and meet identified community needs.

Applications which show that town and parish councils and voluntary and community groups are working together to trial solutions to local issues, empower communities and enable community resilience are welcomed.  Projects that develop community self-help within an area will be particularly supported.  

Parishes can also use this fund for ditching and drainage work to supplement the service offered by DCC, and separate criteria exist for this work.

Any underspend will be carried forward to the next financial year to be issued as the 'Strategic' fund.

Further information, and guidance can be found on the application form. 

Download the Application form for the TAP Fund for North Devon (doc 122kb)

Or apply online: 

Apply for a town and parish grant

For Frequently Asked Questions please read this sheet.  If your question is not mentioned please do give us a call on 01271 388253.


If you have any questions about this grant fund or the application process, please contact or call 01271 388253



The deadline for Applications was 28 February 2018.