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North Devon community groups and clubs are being encouraged to apply for funding to support their work from North Devon Council.

The council’s Community Councillor Grant Scheme allocates each North Devon district councillor £1,000 per year to give away in grants. The grants are available to local voluntary or community groups, clubs or not for profit organisations that benefit the residents or environment of North Devon.

The grants can be used to help with equipment costs, activities or just to help with day-to-day running and operation costs.

Leader of North Devon Council, Councillor David Worden, says: “Our Community Councillor Grant Scheme provides the opportunity for our councillors to help out groups in their community. Now more than ever, we want as many local groups as possible to come forward and apply for this funding to provide the extra support they may need to continue running and provide support to their community during the coronavirus pandemic. Many groups have benefited from the scheme in the past including local schools, scout groups, sports clubs and local charities.”

Information about the scheme, including how to apply and details of who has received a grant in the past can be found on the grants page of the council’s website.