Devon County Council
The County Council has overall responsibility for services including social care, childcare and child protection, transport and roads, emergency planning, libraries, Trading Standards, recycling centres and waste disposal.
Although the council can no longer do everything directly, there are funding opportunities available for communities. Each of the 62 county councillors has an annual budget, to spend in their division, which allows them to respond to local needs and projects more effectively.
They carefully consider which projects and activities would be most beneficial for a community before agreeing to any financial support.
If you would like to discuss an idea for your community, you can find your local county councillor and further information about locality budgets at Democracy in Devon.