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DCF Feel Good Grants

DCF is awarding grants between £2,000 and £10,000 to organisations in Devon that provide mental health support. 

Grants will fund activity that directly supports individuals who are experiencing mental ill-health which is affecting their day to day lives. This could include but is not exclusive to:

  • One on one counselling
  • Group therapies
  • Other activities that aid recovery such as craft, nature 
  • Existing activity and new pilot approaches

Who can apply?

Organisations who are experienced in supporting individuals experiencing mental ill-health are welcome to apply for funding. This includes: 

  • Registered charities 
  • Social enterprises, including Community Interest Companies (CICs)  

Please read our Feel Good Grants Guidance notes for full details on eligibility.

What can be funded? 

We will fund activity that directly supports individuals who are experiencing mental ill-health which is affecting their day to day lives. This is likely to include forms of one to one or group counselling and/or therapy. We will also consider other activities that we know are beneficial in aiding recovery for example, arts and crafts activities, time spent in nature, support for family members etc.

Please read our Feel Good Grants Guidance notes for full details on eligible activity.

What can't be funded?

  • Applications from individuals 
  • Loss of income 
  • Large capital items, including vehicles 
  • Alcohol or medication  
  • Promotion of religious or political activity
  • Large scale building works 
  • Grants awarded to individuals by the funded organisation 
  • Support delivered by a national charity where there is no local branch 
  • Sponsorship or fundraising activities 
  • Retrospective funding 

What documentation do I have to provide?

Please read our Feel Good Grants Guidance notes for full details on supporting documents.

PLEASE NOTE. During the coronavirus pandemic we relaxed our requirements for emergency funding to make the application and administrative processes as simple and quick as possible. However, our application process has since been reviewed and OUR latest guidance notes detail the documents that will need to be provided with applications going forward. We would advise that it is important that you read the available guidance prior to submitting any application as we continually review and adapt our processes based on the learning gained.

How do I apply?

Please ensure you have fully read and understood the Feel Good Grants Guidance notes and our Terms and Conditions before completing our online application form.

When can I apply?

Applications will be accepted until 12pm on Thursday 24th June 2021.

When will I know if I have been successful? 

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application week beginning Monday 19th July.

Any other questions?

If you have a question that relates to our general grants process please read the guidance we have provided on our Applying for a Grant page here.

If you have a question that relates to the Feel Good Grants please read the Grant Guidance below. 

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If you question still hasn't been answered then please email grants@devoncf.com and we will endeavour to respond to your query as soon as we can.

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