Extra £30k funding now available for local wellbeing projects
2 February 2022
Voluntary groups in West Devon are invited to apply for their share of a £30,000 funding pot to support wellbeing projects across the Borough.
West Devon Borough Council has launched a new grant for local voluntary and community groups. Worth up to £1,000 per group, the money can be used for any project or scheme that makes a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of local people. Community groups should apply for a grant by 7 March 2022.
The £30,000 funding has been sourced via Devon County Council. It is part of the Borough Council's stated commitment to take positive, practical action to improve health and wellbeing.
Applications are welcomed from all voluntary community groups in West Devon, from local youth groups and befriending services to community transport organisations and sports clubs. Grants worth up to £1,000 will be made to those groups who can demonstrate that the money can be used to improve health and wellbeing. This could include, but is not limited to, projects to make it easier for more people of all ages and abilities to:
- Develop new friendships and reduce loneliness
- Learn new, healthy cooking skills
- Gain confidence or a sense of belonging
- Explore our natural environment and countryside
- Play a new sport or physical activity
- Enjoy gardening
- Get creative with art and crafts