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Calor offers £85,000 worth of grants to rural communities

Authored by News Desk

Now in its fourth year, leading off-grid energy supplier, Calor, is once again calling on worthy rural community projects of all shapes and sizes to enter its Rural Community Fund for 2020 and be in with the chance of securing grants from its £85,000 fund pot.

Calor is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year and is marking the milestone by making this year’s investment bigger than...

Devon County Council to continue funding local community projects

Authored by Mary

Devon County Council has contributed over £274,707 to local community projects across the county so far this financial year, and will continue to support local projects in 2020-21.

Three schemes, Doing What Matters, Crowdfund Devon Pilot and the Making the Connection fund, all support local projects and encourage community resilience and cohesion.

They aim to make...

South Hams school children raise more than £2,000 for NSPCC with Rock Star fundraiser

Authored by Mary

Primary school children from the South Hams have raised more than £2,000 for the NSPCC by taking part in a special rock star themed fundraising event.

Woodlands Park Primary School in Ivybridge arranged the fundraiser for the children’s charity following a visit by the NSPCC’s Schools Service team, which delivered its ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme to the children.

The...

£16,000 cash boost to local children’s charity from the Morrisons Foundation

Authored by Mary

The Morrisons Foundation has donated £16,000 to Care for Kids North Devon, a charity that helps families who have a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

The support from the Morrisons Foundation will fund the refurbishment of cubicle 4 at the Caroline Thorpe Children's Ward. The much-needed grant will transform this individual bedroom, making it a more comfortable place...

Up to £20,000 in funding available for local projects

Authored by Mary

Local charities and good causes are being encouraged to apply for funding of over £3 million that has been raised by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Applications are open from 21st January until 4th February, and a whole host of good causes from voluntary groups to community interest companies, as well as registered charities can apply for grants between £500 up to £20,000...

Tesco Bags of Help looking for grant applications in Plymouth

Authored by Sarah Parker

Community groups and charities in Plymouth are being invited to apply for thousands of pounds’ worth of funding through the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

Applications are now officially open for 2020, and anyone can nominate groups and charities benefiting local communities. Three groups will be awarded grant amounts of £2,000, £1,000 or £500 every three months.

The scheme sees...

Devon awarded £4m of Safer Roads Funding

Authored by News Desk

Devon County Council has welcomed long awaited news of more than £4 million of funding for road safety improvements on two A-roads in Devon.

The Department for Transport has announced that Devon has successfully bid for Safer Roads Funding, with the County Council set to receive £1.9 million for improvements on the A3121 and £2.2 million for the A3123.

Both of the roads are...

SMEs shun big banks for funding

Authored by Martyn King

Businesses in the UK are shunning traditional overdraft and loan facilities from the high street banks according to in-depth nationwide study.

The SME Finance Monitor, which is funded by the high street banks themselves, shows that 50% of small and medium-sized companies describe themselves as “permanent non-borrowers” which is up from 33% from 2012. Indeed, only one in three SMEs are...

Plymouth at cutting edge of culture nationally with huge funding boost

Authored by News Desk

Plymouth’s vision of powering the regeneration of the city through culture is paying off with £16 million worth of Arts Council funding coming to the city.

The amount of ‘National Portfolio Organisation’ investment from the Arts Council England coming to Plymouth is set to almost double with 10 thriving arts organisations to receive regular funding from 2018 to 2022.

The...

Funding for study which could lead to new drug treatment for dementia diseases

Authored by News Desk

Scientists from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) have received funding of more than £58,500 from BRACE, a charity which supports research into Alzheimer’s disease, for a pilot study to investigate how a failure in our cells’ ‘recycling centre’ could hold the key to new drug therapies for dementia diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease...

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