Funding available to ‘kick-start’ local projects

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Posted on: 28 July 2017

Funding is available to ‘kick-start’ local projects and to encourage local action for projects and services that will make a real difference at community level.

North Devon Council is inviting applications for the Town and Parish Fund (TAP Fund) from town and parish councils and voluntary and community groups who are working together to trial solutions to local issues, empower communities and enable community resilience.

The council works with Devon County Council to allocate money from the fund. Funding can be sought for capital and revenue projects that will benefit residents of at least two parishes, and meet identified community needs. The councils make available £1.10p per electorate, of which £1 is given by Devon County Council and 10p from North Devon Council.

Executive Member responsible for leisure and culture at North Devon Council, Councillor Dick Jones, says: “It’s great that through schemes such as the TAP fund we can provide support to local projects and groups across the district to facilitate the valuable work that they do now and wish to do in the future. Information about the fund, and other grants that are available, is on our website so why not check it out and see what’s out there for you.”

Leader of Devon County Council, Councillor John Hart says: “Through this fund, we’re encouraging local communities to identify projects that will make a real and positive difference to their town or village. We’re particularly keen to see applications that support new projects that will benefit whole communities.”

For more information about the TAP fund contact North Devon Council on 01271 388253, email or find more details and an application form online at

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