Contact the clerk on 01837871308
Please feel free to inform the clerk if one you know of is not listed.
Power cut safety advice
If you are affected by a power cut, it is the Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DNO) who is responsible for maintaining physical electricity supplies to your home or business. You can contact your local DNO by calling 105. If you need to light your home when you’re without power, we would prefer if you used torches and battery-powered candles rather than candles. If you must use candles, follow our candle safety advice. Don't try and cook using barbecues or using fires inside your home such as wood-burners. Turn off any appliances that may be a fire risk if they switch on when the power comes back on (such as hair dryers or electric hobs). If you're using a portable heater such as oil or gas, keep it a good distance (at least 1 metre) from people or furniture. Do not cover them with anything that could catch fire such as clothing.
Have you got teenagers?
'Let's Talk Teenagers' is a series of online sessions that are an opportunity for parents and carers of teenagers to hear about the challenges young people in Devon are facing today while being offered tips, techniques and resources to explore for more help and support. To find out more and book a place, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/.../lets-talk-teenagers-june...
DCC – The Connecting Your Community Grants Fund
Revenue grants of between £1000-£10,000 are available to local Devon organisations to trial
their own innovative transport solutions to tackle lonliness. Applying organisations will be
incorporated and established for at least 2 years. Beneficiaries should be Young People 16-
24 yrs and Older People 55yrs+. Applications can come from any part of Devon but the
following areas will be prioritised – Chulmleigh and South Molton; Kingsbridge area and
North Devon coast incorporating Ilfracombe, Lynton and Lynmouth. Further information
from https://www.traveldevon.info/accessibility/connecting-you Applications can be made
at any time up until the deadline and will be assessed on a rolling basis, and may close
earlier if enough applications are received.
Deadline 31 January 2023
Energy Affordability Fund – Western Power Distribution
Grants of up to £20,000 are available to support not-for-profit organisations in South West
England, seeking to help people struggling to pay for heating bills. Western Power
Distribution (WPD) is working in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) to
provide the next round of its Energy Affordability Fund.
WPD would like to support organisations to respond to the cost-of-living crisis and
escalating fuel prices by delivering in-depth advice, including:
advice and support to enable people in vulnerable circumstances to carry out home
improvements to make their homes more energy efficient
helping vulnerable households to lower and manage their bills
support and advice to increase resilience of vulnerable households to severe winter
weather and provide advice on what to do in a power cut.
identifying and supporting vulnerable or low-income households in rural and urban
working with healthcare providers, other support organisations and community
partners, to raise awareness of the links between cold, damp homes and poor
physical and mental health.
To qualify for a grant, organisations must be currently delivering energy advice and outreach
activities (or have done in the recent past). Applicants must be free to attend an online skill-
sharing workshop on 4 November 2022. Further information from
Deadline 30 September 2022
The Health Exchange Together Fund
Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community groups in England for sport and physical
activities that tackle health inequality in culturally diverse communities, among people with
a disability, lower socio-economic groups and/or people with long-term health conditions.
Projects should help the following groups make better choices about nutrition, diet and
exercise that improve their long-term sustainable health and wellbeing.
o Culturally diverse communities.
o Disabled people.
o Lower socio-economic groups, and/or
o People with long term health conditions
For enquires and to discuss your idea before applying, please contact Health Exchange by email at
email@example.com or phone 0800 158 3535 or go to
Applications can be made anytime up until the deadline of 31 December
Independent Age: Cost of Living Grants Fund. APPLY BY 16 SEPT 22
In response to the cost-of-living crisis, the charity Independent Age has launched a new
cost-of-living grants fund. The charity will offer grants of £40,000 to 25 charities and
community organisations to support older people struggling financially and help ensure they
do not have to choose between buying food to eat and heating their home this winter.
This fund will support projects such as: advice and information initiatives to help older
people access the benefits they are entitled to; budgeting advice and/or support to access
better energy deals; debt advice; and short-term help to deal with one-off costs or
Applications will be accepted from registered or exempt UK charities, charitable
incorporated organisations (CIO) or community interest companies (CIC) with an annual
turnover of at least £100,000.
There is particular interest in supporting local community-based charities that are providing
advice, practical help and support to older people in their neighbourhoods. Projects must be
in addition to or an extension of existing work. There is a two-stage application process: if
you are successful at Phase 1, you will be invited to apply in Phase 2. Projects should be
ready to start from November 2022 and completed by 31 December 2023. Further
information from https://www.independentage.org/community/our-grants-fund
Deadline: Stage 1 applications by 16 September
The Jamieson-Bystock Trust
Devon-based (and Devon- focused) grant-making Trust with the following charitable
objectives: To promote the relief of sickness and the relief of financial hardship; To promote
the education of all ages; To promote such other charitable purposes as the Trust may from
time to time deem fit. Generally, grant awards - which range from £100 to £5,000 - tend to
be confined to charities providing services in Exeter, Exmouth and the county of Devon. The
Trust's primary focus is on helping groups to support those experiencing difficulties such as:
o Homelessness; o Physical or emotional abuse; and o Exclusion because of race or religion
or are otherwise isolated and stressed. Initiatives which enable people to improve their
situation for themselves or aim to prevent difficulties arising are particularly welcomed by
the Trust. For further information go to https://www.jbtrust.org.uk
Applications may be made at any time via the application form available on the Trust's'
Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust
Capital and/or revenue grants up to £5,000 are available to registered charities, as well as
voluntary and community organisations for art and music activities that benefit
disadvantaged and/or disabled children in the South West of England. Further information
Deadline 30 September
The Morrisons Foundation
Grant funding for registered charity for projects which make a positive difference in local
communities. In the main they prefer to fully fund projects up to £25,000. Applicants will
need to do an eligibility quiz - go to https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/grant-funding-
Applications can be made at any time
The National Survivor User Network: Sustaining Spaces Fund
Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available to community groups in England to create
community spaces in which people faced by mental health challenges, shared identities and
experiences can come together in support of each other’s wellbeing Further information
Deadline 16 September
Ocado Fund for Good
Grants of up to £1000 are avaialable to a wide range of not-for-profit organisations to
support skills and education development and/or sustainability projects that benefit local
communities. Applicants will need to create a BizGive account in order to access further
information and make an application – go to https://www.bizgive.app
Deadline – applications can be made up until 31 December.
Our Local Nature Grants (The Linnean Society)
Grants of up to £1000 available to individuals and organisations who are linked with a group
of young people eg community group, student group, school staff for projects that are
designed and led by young people. Eligible projects ideas will increase access to natural
spaces and improve understanding of local biodiversity for young people. Further
information can be found by following the link https://www.linnean.org/the-
Deadline 1 st November
Thomas Wall Trust
Revenue grants up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities that are developing
communication skills for disadvantaged adults aged 18 and over so that they can improve
their employment prospects, self-confidence, resilience and life-chances. Further
information from https://www.thomaswalltrust.org.uk
Deadline 19 September
The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Small Grants
Small to medium sized local registered charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply
for revenue grants of between £2000-£10,000, for local, grassroots community initiatives
that help reduce deprivation in rural and urban communities. Grants can be used for core
costs, salaries and running costs. Further information from
Applications can be made at any time
This link provides essential information and contact details for a wide range of support available across the borough from the Council and other groups.
West Devon Borough Council’s support for local communities extends beyond helping individuals in crisis situations. It has been working closely with the voluntary sector as well as Devon County Council and the NHS to provide grants and support to reduce health inequalities and rural poverty. This includes working with Tavistock Youth Café to offer mental health support for young people.
To apply to the Household Support fund, please go to westdevon.gov.uk/household-support
For more support and useful contacts for help, please go to www.westdevon.gov.uk/Benefits
Please use this link to view further funding available for households
Projects that support Devon communities have the opportunity to apply for funding through a new scheme.
Grants ranging from £500 to £3,000 are available through the Growing Communities Fund.