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.


Pete Wilby TriathlOn

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...

Thh Box, Plymouth

The Box to receive £211,500 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

The Box in Plymouth has received a further funding boost to help it deal with the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a grant of £211,500 from the second round of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery...

Nominate a community group for their chance of a stake in £20,000 grant fund

Boost drinks, leading functional drinks brand, as created a £20k fund, which is being made available to community groups who are looking for funding to help drive change in their communities.

As part of the brand’s 20th anniversary celebrations, they have launched their ‘Choose Now, Change Live’s initiative – offering grants that benefit the local community and positively impact...

Tech South West StartUp Studio

New Growth Programme for early StartUps launched in South West England

StartUp Studio , a growth programme for early stage tech startups in the South West of England, has been launched.

Tech South West has teamed up with virtual accelerator Activate and startup advisor Skowt Consulting to provide fully-funded opportunities for up to 30 pre-seed companies a year to progress their business through the programme, and then pitch to regional, UK and global...

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

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

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...