18 November 2020


Community groups in Tavistock are invited to apply for funding for community facilities that can no longer meet local demand following the building of new developments.

West Devon Borough Council is inviting applications for the Tavistock s106 Community Facilities Grant. The £30,000 grant will support local not-for-profit community groups to provide new or improved facilities to meet an increased need, as a result of housing development.

Examples of projects that could benefit from the funding boost include; new or improved play and sports facilities, creation of open spaces or allotments, new or improved community centres, creation of workspace for community enterprises or provision of public art. 

West Devon Borough Council's Lead Member for Communities, Cllr Terry Pearce, said: "This funding is a fantastic opportunity for community groups to make a big difference. It will help provide new or improved facilities for the people of Tavistock.

"Housing development can sometimes mean more people want to use a space or facility. This money will help community groups to meet that increased need by expanding existing facilities, or by creating something completely new. Whether you run a local sports club, have a big vision for public art, or have any other projects you need help to deliver, I encourage community groups and Town or Parish Councils to take a look. Make an application to take advantage of the funding on offer." 

To qualify for a grant, groups will need to provide evidence that the existing facility cannot meet these additional demands.  There is no maximum limit for applications but organisations need to be aware that there will be competing projects and match funding will be looked upon very favourably.

Applications are open until 5:00 p.m. on Friday 12 March 2021. 

For further details of the Tavistock s106 Community Facilities Grant, including an application form and guidance notes, please visit Community Grants and Funding.