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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We would like to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS. For guidance on coronavirus and the latest information on the situation, visit Devon County Council’s coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page.

To find out what support is available in your local community, visit our Community Support Group page.

What sort of ideas might be funded?

Ideas and initiatives which:

  • strike up a new community conversation; bringing people together to identify, prioritise, develop and achieve, relatively quickly, those small but important things that matter to them,
  • strengthen and develop existing community networks, connections and conversations to achieve those things mattering most to a community,
  • establish, strengthen or help expand a much needed social or physical activity or offer in a community, such as a youth group, cooking skills workshop, the room hire for a new self-care or social group, and/or tools and equipment for a group, such as a new shed for a community gardening club or fruit tree saplings for a community orchard.
  • focuses on inclusiveness and removing inequalities, loneliness, isolation, exclusion and/or anti-social behaviour across the age range; enriching the community making it a safer and kinder place to live,
  • encourage and help people to live more connected, positive, fulfilling, healthy and/or active lives,
  • support, strengthen and develop people’s learning, knowledge, expertise and skills and/or encourages people to be more active citizens and volunteers within communities.

We will consider other imaginative ideas or initiatives where a small amount of funding, not available elsewhere, can help benefit quickly a community and/or make a big difference to people’s lives within it; helping to make a safer, kinder, more connected and stronger community.