Community Fund for rural East Devon (application deadline 29 June)

Rural communities planning capital building projects or refurbishments in east Devon can apply for financial help from East Devon District Council.

Applications are now open to apply for funding from East Devon District Council’s Community Buildings Fund.

The grants scheme – helps fund projects for village halls, community buildings and community shops – is offering grants of anything up to £5,000.

Village halls, community buildings and community shops in East Devon’s villages and rural areas are eligible – although those within a town council area are not.

The scheme’s purpose is to help rural community buildings and community shops all around East Devon with funding for various projects.

These can include new or improved toilet facilities, kitchen facilities, roof repairs, heating and new door fixtures.

Previously funded projects have included £5,000 towards an extention and new kitchen at Newton Poppleford Pavilion and £1,722 to improve access at Brampford Speke village hall.

The closing dates for applications are Friday 29 June 2018 and Friday 11 January 2019.

Limited funding is available so if all funds are granted in June there will be no funding available in January.

For further information, including how to apply, and to access an application form, visit East Devon District Council’s website.

Brampford Speke Village Hall