Final Call for Businesses to Benefit from Grant Funding

East Devon District Council is urging local businesses to submit Expressions of Interest for the Innovation and Resilience Fund 3 (IRF3) before the deadline on 8 May 2024.

Councillor Matt Hall, East Devon District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economy, said: “If you have a transformational idea to boost your productivity and grow your business, we could provide up to £30,000 of...

Simon Jupp MP secures debate on Devon hospice funding in Parliament

Simon Jupp, MP for East Devon, has secured a debate on hospice funding in Devon on Wednesday 15th January as part of his campaign for NHS Devon to improve its financial support to local hospice care providers. The Minister of State for Care, Helen Whately MP, is expected to be in attendance for the debate which will take place in the House of Commons.

Having first raised the matter...

Hele Village Community Association helping the community across Torbay to after securing vital funding for heating repairs

Hele Village Community Association is offering a warm space with Information advice and guidance after the Charity successfully applied for funding to help tackle fuel poverty in their local area.

The Windmill Warm Hub project offers a warm space for the community to come for and receive impartial information, advice and guidance and enjoy a hot drink.

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Road repair schemes to benefit from extra funding

More than 65 road repair schemes in Devon are being brought forward with additional funding recently announced by Government.

Devon County Council is receiving an extra £6.663 million for highway maintenance this financial year.

The money is a share of the Government’s £8.3 billion investment in roads over the next 11 years using funds redirected from the cancelled HS2 rail line...

South West communities receive funding boost to improve mobile connectivity

The Connecting Devon & Somerset Mobile Boost scheme has secured over £430,000 from the Heart of the South West LEP, to provide vital mobile connectivity to rural communities.

The Mobile Boost scheme ran from February 2021 to March 2023, and funded over 1,700 installations across the region, helping small businesses and homeworkers with poor indoor mobile coverage.

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Partnership awarded almost £2million for regeneration projects

Around 160 affordable homes will be built on brownfield sites in parts of Devon and Torbay with the help of a near £2 million funding award.

The Devon & Torbay One Public Estate partnership has successfully bid for £1.99 million from the Brownfield Land Release Fund 2 (BLRF2) delivered by HM Government’s One Public Estate (OPE) Programme.

It's a share of £60 million...

Devon hip hop record label given boost by social enterprise funding

Torbay hip hop record label, Oceanside Records, is producing more music and engaging with more young people than ever thanks to grant funding from Torbay Council.

The record label is run by the social enterprise Sound Communities and provides a platform for marginalised young people to share, promote and celebrate their music.

The organisation was awarded £7,950 from the...

Funding awarded to support walking and cycling routes

Walking and cycling schemes in the county have received a £2.1 million cash injection after Devon County Council secured Active Travel Funding from central government .

A number of priority active travel projects in Exeter, Newton Abbot, North Devon and Torridge will be supported with the funding to enable and encourage more people to walk and cycle.

The schemes to benefit...

Devon-based sailing charity gets £5k funding boost from local housebuilder

A Devon-based sailing charity has received a major funding boost from a leading housebuilder.

Dart Sailability, a volunteer-run organisation, has secured a £5,000 donation from Persimmon Homes Cornwall and West Devon, which will support the group’s annual operational costs. Based at Dartside Quay at Galmpton, the organisation supports anybody with any disability to enjoy sailing,...

Funding boost to YMCA South Devon

The south Devon branch of the renowned charity YMCA, the largest and oldest youth charity in the world, has received a £1,500 boost from a local housebuilder.

YMCA South Devon runs various projects for young people, this can include providing temporary safe community accommodation for them if they find themselves homeless (Nightstop), Social & Emotional support for young people...