How to Apply

Available Grants


OPCC Community Grants

OPCC Community Grants Thanks to funding from the Police and

OPCC Community Grants provide short term funding for projects and initiatives that aim to prevent and deter crime. Apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000.

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Let’s Create Jubilee Grants

Let’s Create Jubilee Grants The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will

Grants supporting grass roots community groups to collaborate with artists to develop creative and cultural activity, taking place on or around the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend (2 – 5 June 2022)

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Household Support Grants

Household Support Grants We are very pleased to launch, in

DCF Household Support Grants are available for organisations working to alleviate food and fuel poverty across the county of Devon

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Thrive With 5

Thrive With 5 Grants DCF Thrive With 5 grants are

The DCF Thrive With 5 grant scheme runs alongside our Community Grants, providing themed funding of up to £5,000. Click read more to find out which priorities are currently being supported.

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Devonian Grants

Devonian Grants The purpose of the Devonian grant scheme is

Devonian grants are designed to alleviate mobility in relation to disability or ill-health. Individuals and organisations are invited to apply.

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Community Grants

Community Grants DCF Community Grants are designed to enable small,

DCF Community Grants are designed to enable small, local, grassroots organisations across Devon to support, encourage and develop thriving communities. Apply for up to £2,000.

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If your work involves the support of communities and people in Devon, then DCF would be thrilled to contribute to your vital work with a possible grant or grants.

Please read our General Guidance for applicants and FAQs below to find out all you need to know about the types of things we fund, our grants process and whether you are eligible to apply. 

Please find out about the grants we currently have available by choosing and clicking on a link or links below.

If you are interested in finding out more about how we work together with donors and supporters in order to be able to provide these funding opportunities, then please click here.

Grants by geographical area

Some of our grants, including our Community Benefit Funds are prioritised by place. Please select an area on the map to find available grants in your area.

Latest Funding News

This November DCF is excited to announce the launch of a brand-new grant scheme called Thrive with 5. Thrive With 5 is designed to run alongside DCF’s Community Grants that opened earlier this year, with both supporting community groups whose activity aims to improve lives and communities across Devon. Where Community Grants look to facilitate small and immediate grants ...

This November DCF is pleased to be able to announce good news for applicants seeking a grant to support someone with additional needs who may benefit from brain plasticity related training or therapy. The grant scheme, that was put on hold as a result of the pandemic, has now re-launched and is just one of a schedule of programmes that DCF are planning in the coming weeks and months.

What are the challenges and priorities of voluntary and community organisations in Devon currently? How do we know we’re doing our best to support those organisations? DCF staff talk to groups and organisations every day, but sometimes it’s important to cast our net a little wider. We recently surveyed grant applicants...

In July, thanks to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) DCF was able to launch two new grant schemes focusing on crime prevention and anti-social behaviour that included a focus on community recovery from Covid-19.

This week DCF will happily be dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on the admin process that sees charitable organisations in Devon in receipt of the first tranche of funding from its new Community Grants scheme. The Community Grants scheme, that opened at the end of May has been a welcome return to conventional grant-making after a turbulent period of...

Devon Community Foundation is delighted to announce that their Community Benefit Funds are once again open for applications. Community Benefit Funds are charitable funds that are often set up by renewable energy and land or property development firms to benefit the areas and people around them...

Community Grants

Ammounts: £500- £2000
Themes:Triving Devon Community

Feel Good Grants

Ammounts: £500- £2000
Themes:Triving Devon Community

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Before making any application to us we kindly ask that you have fully read and understood our Terms & Conditions.

If you would like to understand more about the way we work with our grant-holders and applicants please visit our Values page where you can read about the commitments we have made to responsive and responsible grant-making.

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