World’s first zero-emission all-terrain electric commercial vehicle hits Crowdcube funding target after just four days

Devon-based EMotive, creator of the world’s first zero-emission all-terrain six-wheel commercial electric vehicle, has surpassed its £180,000 Crowdcube campaign funding target in just four days.

Ranging from fire rescue all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to farm, forestry and adventure tourism trucks, EMotive’s disruptive E-ATV platform addresses a huge gap that currently exists for 6-12...

Tesco brings £300k New Year cheer for Plymouth community groups

Tesco is bringing a positive start to Plymouth communities’ year by launching a campaign to give good causes part of a £300,000 boost.

From 17 January to 6 February, Plymouth listeners to Heart and Smooth radio stations who work with charities or not-for-profit organisations will be encouraged to apply for a £5,000 cash grant.

Priority will be given to projects that provide...

Heart of the South West LEP announce funding call for digital projects

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership has announced a new funding call for projects to tackle key economic and societal challenges through data analytics and digital innovation, a priority in the region’s Build Back Better plan.

The Heart of the South West LEP has identified ‘Digital’ as the highest priority for investment to deliver clean and inclusive growth,...

Theatre Royal Plymouth to receive £700,000 from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Theatre Royal Plymouth in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.

Theatre Royal Plymouth is the South West’s principal centre for performing arts and has an extensive education and community engagement programme that...

Feniton flood prevention works get much needed funding

Funding for much-needed Feniton flood prevention works, costing nearly £4million, has been secured after two years of waiting.

News about the vital works will come as a huge relief to residents, living in the 66 properties that are at risk of flooding, as well as the wider community which has had to live with the main road and other areas being flooded regularly.

The school...

Devon's e-bike cycle network is being expanded thanks to £125,000 of government funding

Devon's e-bike cycle network is being expanded thanks to £125,000 of government funding.

Devon County Council has secured the grant from the Department for Transport (DfT) to expand on-street electric bicycle hire across Exeter.

The main element of the scheme will introduce six new Co Bike dockless sites, including new sites in Newtown and St Thomas and those already...

Honiton TRIP receives funding boost from East Devon District Council and Devon County Council

A popular East Devon community project based in Honiton will receive nearly £7,500 from East Devon District Council, and £5,000 from Devon County Council in a crowdfunding campaign worth more than £20,000.

TRIP has spent many years working in East Devon’s communities, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation with services such as transport and befriending. Prior to the covid...

School funding top concern for leaders in Devon

At a roundtable last night, in which school leaders from across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay met to discuss the top concerns in education with local MPs, a poll of attendees revealed that the vast majority were most concerned about school funding – followed by mental health in schools.

The event, which took place via Zoom, was chaired by local Exmouth primary school head teacher Dr...

Restart Grants are now available for businesses as the economy starts to re-open in line with Government’s roadmap

The new Restart Grant is a sector-based grant which is different from the Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) – it could pay between £2,667 to £18,000 to eligible businesses. Please check the details and find out if you are eligible at . Every claim is checked and verified and any fraudulent claims will be subject to legal action.


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Local triathlon club receives vital funding from Swimathon Foundation

A local triathlon club has received vital funding from Swimathon Foundation.

Pete Wilby TriathlOn, applied for the grant as part of Swimathon Foundation’s second Covid-19 Relief Fund, announced in February, to mitigate loss of income whilst pools are closed.

The Teignmouth organisation coach juniors and adults in triathlon and open water swimming, and cater for beginners...