If you have a project that will benefit your local community, we may be able to offer some financial support.

There are a number of different funding streams and grants available to Community Groups in West Devon.

  • Community Project Grant

Funding to provide financial support to community groups to help purchase equipment or fund building related costs.  These could include funds for sports equipment, repairs to a village hall or tree planting.

The maximum grant you can normally apply for is £5,000 or up to 50% of the project's cost, whichever is the lower, however in some  circumstances we could consider a grant of up to £10,000 for exceptional projects. You will need to find other sources of funding for the remaining costs but we can give you advice on where you can apply to or who to contact.

To make an application for a Community Project Grant please use the guidance notes and Community Project Grant application form under the downloads section of this page.

  • Locality Fund

West Devon Councillors each have £500 a year to spend on projects to support communities in their ward.  The minimum grant that can be applied for is £100.  Funding can be used to support local events, spaces and training as well as equipment and facilities.  If you have more than one councillor in your area you might be able to request funds from each of them to support your project.  To find out which councillor(s) represent your area see Find Councillors by Ward.

To make an application to the Locality Fund please use the guidance notes and Sustainable Communities Locality Fund application form under the downloads section of this page.

  • West Devon Crowdfunder

Crowdfunding is a great way to raise funds quickly online from a wide range of funders.  The Council has joined forces with Devon County Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and other local authorities to provide dedicated crowdfunding.  To find out more about the funds on offer see Crowdfund Devon.

  • SeaMoor Lotto

A lottery to support local community groups and good causes.  To find out whether your local good cause might benefit from joining the lotto see SeaMoor Lotto.

  • Devon County Community Funding

A wide range of grants available to communities throughout Devon for further details see Devon County Community Funding.


Need more help?

If you would like some advice or help with completing an application or securing additional funding for your project, you can contact the Localities Team by e-mail at localities@swdevon.gov.uk