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Three very local grants schemes which may be of use to you and the community groups in your area.

Voluntary, community and social enterprise sector groups within our area may be entitled to three very local grant schemes

EDDC’s own Action on Poverty Fund: https://eastdevon.gov.uk/…/east-devon-action…/overview/

Grants of up to £5,000 that work towards the aims within our Poverty Strategy. The first closing date is 30 September 2022 and there is a match funding requirement. Our Poverty Strategy is much broader than you may think, some ideas of what might be funded (but not a complete list):

• Projects that tackle hidden poverty, those who are struggling but aren’t currently seeking help.

• Providing recognised and qualified advice on budgeting, money and debt issues to residents.

• Helping people access support from the council and others to see if they are entitled to welfare benefits and other financial help and support.

• Supporting low income residents to access the internet and develop digital skills.

• Increasing the number of people volunteering for local voluntary and community groups within East Devon.

• Projects that seek to understand and address the causes of food poverty.

• Sustainable support to residents in fuel or water poverty, helping them to reduce their energy and water costs.

• Environmental improvement projects in our more deprived Wards such as Littleham in Exmouth and St Pauls in Honiton.

• Free events that celebrate diversity and promote community cohesion, in partnership with local equality and diversity organisations.

• Supporting young people in reaching their employment potential.

• Improving health outcomes for people due to financial hardship and debt, including access to good diet, cookery classes, healthy lifestyles and ill health prevention.

• Helping to manage mental health issues arising from any impact of poverty, including low income, debt and fuel poverty.

Devon County Council’s Connecting You Community Grants Fund: https://www.devon.gov.uk/…/connecting-you-community…/

Grants of up to £10,000 for innovative transport solutions to loneliness, for older people aged 55+ and / or young people aged 16 to 24.

Devon County Council’s Growing Communities Fund: https://www.devon.gov.uk/…/devon-county-council…/

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to projects that support Devon communities wishing to build self-reliance, tackle hardship such as food and fuel inequality, improve mental health and wellbeing, address loneliness and isolation, or respond to the climate emergency.

22 July 2022
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22 July 2022
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