Thanks to funding from Devon County Council and North Devon Council, we can provide three hours of advice free of charge to community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises in the district of North Devon. This can include:

  • Help with funding searches advice on evidence you may need to gather – statistics, strategies published by public bodies, community support etc, advice on writing a good funding application and reviewing applications you have drafted. 
  • Advice and guidance on governance and development issues such as legal structures, the role of trustees, policies and procedures, and more. 
  • Support to start up new projects or activities. 
  • Help with monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Signposting to good practice guidance and information as well as other relevant sources of support.
  • Business planning.
  • In fact, any aspect of running your organisation or group.

Please contact Jo Griffiths, our Development Officer on 01271 866300 or send an email by clicking here 

Further Help

We can continue to assist your community group or organisation after you have received your free three hours of advice, at a reasonable hourly rate.

Writing Funding Bids

Writing funding applications can be a time-consuming and, at times, perplexing exercise. We have expertise in writing applications, and understand the language and expectations of different funders. The charge for this service depends on the complexity of the application and the amount of work you have already done in preparation. Writing funding bids is not a subsidised service, so cannot be included in the three hours of free advice.

For more information about this service please contact Jo Griffiths, Development Officer on 01271 866300 or send an email by clicking here 

Opportunities for networking and partnership working

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Training

See our Training page

Fact Sheets & Sources of Funding

We have developed a range of fact sheets and information on sources of funding. Go to our Resources section to see what’s on offer click hereWe are updating the content of this page, so do let us know what other fact sheets would be useful to you.

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