New fund will help households with the rising cost of living

Devon County Council has announced a new pot of funding to help residents who are struggling to afford to pay for their gas, electricity or water usage, buy food or other essential items.

The Household Support Fund is a government initiative, and in the latest funding round Devon will be allocated around £5 million.

There are conditions on how the money can be used, but the...

Devon grant scheme receives half a million funding boost to support local businesses

The Heart of the South West LEP ’s Devon and Somerset inward investment grant scheme has received an additional £450,000 funding boost to support business growth.

The funding comes from the European Regional Development Fund, part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020, and invites foreign-owned companies to invest in the area to boost the region’s...

Mental health support charity to receive funding boost

A mental health charity based in Exmouth in Devon is receiving a £1,000 funding boost thanks to regional housebuilder Persimmon Homes South West.

Heads Up Mental Health Awareness CIC applied for the donation from the Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme, which was created to financially assist regional charities, organisations and good causes.

Paula Baker from Heads Up...

Third and final round of investment for foreign-owned businesses in the region

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) is inviting

foreign-owned companies to apply for the remaining funds in a £900,000 grant scheme to boost business growth and local job opportunities.

This funding is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020, and invites foreign-owned companies to invest in the area to...

New one-off community grant scheme launch by East Devon District Council

Grants of up to £500 are now available from East Devon District Council for voluntary, community and other not for profit groups.

The council has set up a one-off Small Community Grants scheme to provide grants to support community-led ideas and initiatives across the area. Applications are sought from groups looking to fund smaller projects, rather than it being a small percentage...

SW charities are invited to apply for a share of £100,000 to help prevent violence against women and girls

Trevi, the leading women's charity in Devon, is pleased to invite grant applications from other third sector organisations working to prevent women with multiple disadvantages from being affected by domestic violence and abuse.

As part of the Southwest Women's Spark Project, Trevi is gifting grants of up to £5,000, £10,000 and £20,000 to other charities across Devon, Cornwall, and...

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...