Funding body information

Devon County Council

Devon County Council
County Hall
Topsham Road
0345 155 1015

Point of contact:

Locality Budgets Department,


Devon County Councillor Locality Budgets 2015/2016

Each of the 62 Devon County Councillors has a Locality Budget Fund of £10,000 that they can use to respond to local needs over the period to 31 March 2016. Councillors can, if they wish, make grants to support projects or activities that benefit the communities they represent.

Locality Budget funding adds value to projects that are beneficial to local communities, and help meet the Council's strategic objectives as described in the Council's Better Together 2014-2020 plan. Projects are diverse and reflect the needs of local communities. Projects should include some other financial contribution(s) and/or local support.

Any properly constituted not-for-private profit voluntary or community group (including town and parish councils) can apply to their local County Councillor for a grant from the Locality

To discuss a Locality Budget Fund application, you should contact your local County Councillor in the first instance. If your County Councillor wishes to support your application, you should complete Part A of this application form and then send it to the Councillor so that they can complete Part B.

Further information can be found on the Devon County Council Website.

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your Commissioner'

Useful organisations:

East Devon Council for Voluntary Service

It was not possible to obtain any information from this council; no information was published on the council's website and the council declined to provide any information through telephone and email contact.

Through searching the council's website we were able to find information on support-in-kind services, but no evidence of grant-funding was advertised.

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