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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 the fund cannot support

Generally speaking, the following will not be considered eligible for support:

  • Projects that promote or support a particular political, faith or belief (including repairs to buildings used solely for these activities)
  • Individuals or projects that result in direct cash payments or awards to the end beneficiaries, or to ongoing staff salaries
  • Project sponsorship and fundraising events
  • Projects from purely commercial or for- “private-profit” organisations.
  • Projects considered likely to create a new or displaced dependency on other public and voluntary services.
  • Projects providing services which are a statutory duty
  • Regular Highways-related activity such as but not limited to grass cutting, ditch and drainage work or other associated ‘lengthsman’ duties and tasks
  • Projects benefitting one individual recipient, e.g. an individual carer.
  • Projects which have already been supported through the current year’s funding
  • Projects where more than 25% of the people benefiting from the project live outside the DCC administrative area of Devon.
  • Animal Welfare projects where the sole/majority of beneficiaries are animals (i.e. charity, rescue or therapy)
  • Projects seeking a commitment to ongoing support.
  • Projects where groups have more than 12 months running costs in unrestricted reserves
  • Projects that have already taken place.
  • Organisations or groups that do not have a bank account in their name with at least two unrelated signatories and/or do not have a management committee comprising at least three unrelated members. Unless you are applying using guidance note **(a) above