Equality Grants

Important update:

Please note that due to the coronavirus pandemic I am currently suspending the equality grants process in order to focus funding towards supporting the pandemic response. This does not mean funding will not be available to you and funding for other projects may still be available later in the year. Please check again when the pandemic is over.

If your project meets criteria for the Covid-19 Prompt Action Fund, please apply for funding through this route.

If your project does not meet the criteria for the Prompt Action Fund but you have identified an important community need from people with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, please email me at equality(at)devon.gov.uk to discuss. Please note that due to homeworking, I am not currently receiving post.

Jo Hooper



We recognise the need to work in close partnership with local communities and organisations (voluntary sector/not-for-profit) and therefore have a small grants budget which can be used to support activities which challenge inequality, advance equality and celebrate diversity in the Devon County Council area (this excludes Plymouth and Torbay).

Information about other funding opportunities can be found on our Communitities website – please try these routes first, particularly for larger amounts or projects/activities linked to a local area.

Download and complete the Funding Application Form. Email your completed form to equality(at)devon.gov.uk (or contact for alternative formats). You can also post your form to: Corporate Equality Officer, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4QD.