Fully-funded, bespoke support launches for businesses in East Devon

Authored by News Desk

To help businesses in East Devon at this challenging time, East Devon District Council are funding a £40,000 package of Business Support.

The support programmes, delivered by Cosmic and Business Information Point , will include packages of training, advice and direct consultancy. This is specific, tailored support for East Devon businesses over and above any other regional support...

Housebuilder welcomes charity bids from all community groups

Authored by Mary

A leading housebuilder which has donated more than £300,000 to groups supporting people over 70 during the pandemic is re-opening its charity fund to all groups.

Persimmon Homes South West launched Community Champions in 2015 with a view to helping a wide range of community causes such as village halls, sports clubs, friendship groups and foodbanks across the region with two...

Small businesses to benefit from kickstart growth funding

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Small businesses and the tourism sector across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay are among those who can benefit from the Growth Support Kickstart Grant Scheme offering grants of up to £3,000.

Application forms for the grant are available on the Growth Support Kickstart Grant website from noon on Tuesday 1 September.

It follows the recent government announcement of a £10...

National Lottery funding for digital youth work services

Authored by Space Youth Services

We are proud that we’ve been successful in securing funding from The National Lottery’s Coronavirus Community Support Fund, which will enable us to continue our online support for young people across the county.

Since we closed the doors of our youth centres in March 2020 we have developed online alternatives, which can now be extended and developed during our transition to reopening...

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Good causes impacted by COVID-19 urged to apply for share of £4m funding pot

Authored by Mary

Organisations can apply to Postcode Neighbourhood Trust for grants between £500 and £20,000 from now until Wednesday 19th August, when applications will close.

The funding boost is available thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery .

Local charities and good causes impacted by COVID-19 are being urged to apply for up to £20,000 in funding.

Groups looking to...

NSPCC in Plymouth receives funding boost to help protect children from harm

Authored by Mary

The NSPCC in Plymouth has received a £25,000 donation from retail chain The Range to help the charity still be here for the children, young people and families its workers support.

The service centre in Cattedown has long provided therapeutic support for children who have been sexually abused, and workers have continued to provide support virtually to these young people throughout...

New round of discretionary grant funding opens for East Devon businesses

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The second round of funding for East Devon businesses will be launched on 6 July. It follows the first round of Government’s Discretionary Grant Fund for small businesses and charities which closed on 24th June.

The second round will be open for online applications from 12 noon on the 6th July to 5pm on the 17th July at .


Shaldon Wildlife Trust is closed because of coronavirus but the work continues!

Authored by Mary

Despite shutting on the 23rd March due to the coronavirus outbreak, work at Shaldon Wildlife Trust continues. The zoo, based in Shaldon, houses over 50 species and is renowned for its success with endangered species and for the conservation work it does.

With the doors closed all visitor income has ceased and so a fund raiser has been launched to keep the zoo going through the...

Calor offers £85,000 worth of grants to rural communities

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Now in its fourth year, leading off-grid energy supplier, Calor, is once again calling on worthy rural community projects of all shapes and sizes to enter its Rural Community Fund for 2020 and be in with the chance of securing grants from its £85,000 fund pot.

Calor is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year and is marking the milestone by making this year’s investment bigger than...

Devon County Council to continue funding local community projects

Authored by Mary

Devon County Council has contributed over £274,707 to local community projects across the county so far this financial year, and will continue to support local projects in 2020-21.

Three schemes, Doing What Matters, Crowdfund Devon Pilot and the Making the Connection fund, all support local projects and encourage community resilience and cohesion.

They aim to make...