Hot Funds

Woodland Trust: free trees - Free trees for schools and communities

Henry Plumb Foundation - funds young people (18-35) with interests, business ideas, study plans that will lead to a career in the agricultural or food industry 

Enhance Social Enterprise - Business support and advice for new and established social enterprises within the Heart of South West LEP area

Fast Track to Growth - Devon companies can apply for free business support to help with their growth plans

Responsible Finance - Membership body for responsible lenders who make fair and affordable loans. Includes the Finding Finance search facility.

National Marine Aquarium - For small projects which help to raise awareness of the marine environment

CSJ Social Justice Awards 2018 - Awards for grassroots charities and social enterprises which support people in disadvantaged communities

Music For All - To help people discover and participate in music-making activities

Wakeham Trust - For small-scale projects led by volunteers

Leonard Laity Stoate Charitable Trust - Small grants for charitable organisations in the South West of England

Playing Fields Legacy Fund - To get more people playing outdoor sport through more effective use of playing fields

Tycoon in Schools - Start-up loans to encourage young entrepreneurs in schools and colleges

Devon County Council: Locality Budgets - To support projects or activities that benefit communities in Devon

VCSE Health & Wellbeing Fund - To reduce health inequalities by setting up or expanding social prescribing schemes

Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs  - for disabled entrepreneurs and the award is open to all forms of entrepreneurship (including pre-revenue start-ups)

Devon on Earth - looking to support community groups that seek to reconnect people – physically, intellectually and, above all, emotionally – with the wider ecological community. 

Core Strength - Local Communities for 2017/18Comic Relief is working with Community Foundations across the UK, to deliver this 12 month programme which will provide funding for groups’ core costs and NOT direct project delivery

Alec Dickson Trust - supports young people (under the age of 30) who, through volunteering or community service, aim to enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society.

Small Business Grants - A monthly competition that gives small businesses a chance to win a £5,000 grant to invest in their company’s growth

Coastal Communities Fund – To support the economic development of coastal communities by promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs. Round 5 opens for applications in early 2018.

Litter Innovation Fund - For innovative and creative solutions to tackle litter problems, including marine littering

2018 Ashden UK Awards - £10,000 prizes for successful initiatives which increase access to sustainable energy, promote sustainable travel and help to build a low-carbon future

Barclays LifeSkills - Support for young people to set up a Crowdfunding campaign for an idea that benefits their local area

Devon Community Foundation: Youth Social Action Fund - To encourage young people to get involved in volunteering and develop their skills through activities that benefit the community

People’s Health Trust: Active Communities - To help people make a difference in their local community

Comic Relief: Core Strength – Local Communities - To support the core costs of community groups which support people who are excluded or disadvantaged

Education Endowment Foundation - To raise the attainment of children and young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds