Devon Grants Fund

Make a difference in your community.

  • Have you got an idea?
  • Are you doing something that could be developed further?
  • Do you want to do more to support people in your community?
  • Is your project based in Devon, Torbay or Plymouth?

The Community Grants Fund is an initiative to support people like you in setting up something to help people develop community-driven initiatives which: 

support and empower people in Devon to have greater choice and control over their health and care by supporting them to increase their knowledge or skills or to support improved confidence and motivation.

Grants of up to £300 are available to support your idea. Schemes should benefit a group of people rather than just one individual, and they should benefit people living within an area of Devon. You do not need to be a constituted group or charity to apply for this grant.

Applying for funding

Applications are assessed by a panel of local people who will check whether schemes meet the criteria above and are likely to achieve their aims. Panels meet twice a year and you should make sure your application is submitted in time for the panel to discuss. You can apply using the form below or if you prefer use video, pictures or audio.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 31st January 2019

If you need support with your application to the grant fund, please contact and we will put you in touch with a local support worker. 

How will we know if we've made a difference? 

We expect projects to be able to show they have made a difference within 6 months of being granted funds. We are keen to understand how the money you have received has made a difference and we will contact you after 6 months to discuss your project with you and, where possible, arrange a visit to meet with you to see your project in action.

Further information

If you have any questions, or suggestions, about the Community Grants Fund please contact: 01626 326130

Download an application form here for Devon and Plymouth

Download an application form here for South Devon and Torbay

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