Community Benefit Funds

********** GRANTS NEWS December 2019 **********

We’re excited to let you know that in the new year DCF will be reviewing the way it deals with grants. We’ve listened to our applicants and as a result we’re aiming to make the whole process simpler, give decisions faster and put more focus on funding core costs.

In order for our busy Grants Team to get all this done they will be taking a break from normal grant making until a brand new procedure launches in the autumn of 2020 in line with our new and improved website.

We are now closed for new applications.

For applicants who are invited to complete Stage 2 of our application process, we will require these to be completed by Thursday 30th January 2020. Applications received by this date will be processed as usual, and be submitted to our grants panel for a decision on funding during February 2020.

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Renewable energy and land or property development firms often make charitable investments in the communities where they work through Community Benefit Funds. Devon Community Foundation has a strong track record of working with developers to ensure these funds are invested effectively and with the active involvement of local residents. To discuss how we could work on a community benefit fund for your development, contact Scott Walker on 01884 235887 or email scott@devoncf.com

Babeleigh Barton Community Benefit Fund
To support community groups, individuals and organisations located or serving the Parkham Parish Council area, which tackle deprivation and make a positive difference to the lives of local disadvantaged people. 

Batsworthy Cross Wind Farm Community Fund
To support community groups and organisations in the area around the Batsworthy Cross Wind Farm to support the rural regeneration and sustainability of communities within the area of benefit. 

Blackdown Hills Countryside Fund
To conserve and enhance the natural beauty and communities of the Blackdown Hills AONB. 

Dart Harbour Community Fund 
To support organisations working to tackle disadvantage and provide opportunities across the Dart River Estuary area with a focus on children and young adults.

Diptford Community Fund
To support community groups and organisations in Diptford and the wider surrounding area, which tackle deprivation and make a positive difference to the lives of local disadvantaged people. 

Thorne Farm Wind Turbine Community Benefit Fund 
To support community groups, individuals and organisations in the Pancrasweek, Pyworthy and Holsworthy Hamlets area and where appropriate extending to the surrounding area, which tackle deprivation and make a positive difference to the lives of local disadvantaged people.