Fund title: Making the Connection

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Small grants for projects in Devon that bring people together, enrich and strengthen communities and improve wellbeing

Application deadline:

31 January 2020

Fund description:

Making the Connection is a new fund providing small, one-off grants of up to £300 to support community-led ideas and initiatives across the area of Devon administered by Devon County Council. No match funding is required.

The fund will support community-led schemes, benefitting one or more community groups which bring people together to identify and/or achieve relatively quickly the small but important things that matter to them. The aim is to encourage and enable communities to be stronger – more independent, responsive and resourceful – as well as being more connected, kinder and safer.

Making the Connection grants can be used for a range of imaginative ideas or initiatives where a small amount of funding, not available elsewhere, can make a difference to people’s lives in communities in Devon.

Applications are accepted from constituted voluntary and community groups and organisations, social enterprises, Town and Parish Councils, charities or not-for-private-profit businesses, or a combination of such groups working together.

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