Devon Voluntary Action is thrilled to announce that, delivered in partnership with OneDevon and working with local partners across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay, we will be facilitating a grant award process for voluntary organisations that support people who have been disproportionately affected by the cost-of-living crisis.

Organisations interested in receiving grants are now able to bid for between £500 and £10,000 to support their work. In their bids, organisations must be able to demonstrate how their work will support those affected by the cost of living crisis, that they have a clear plan of how their grant will be spent, and that the amount they claim will not exceed the amount allocated to them. Groups also must not already be receiving funding for their undertakings elsewhere.

Once submitted, each groups’ application will be assessed to verify that it meets the above criteria. The assessment processes for bids are as follows:

  • Applications for grants of under £5000 will be assessed and awarded by your local partner
  • Applications for grants of £5000 plus will be assessed by a panel comprising of voluntary organisations from across Devon and facilitated by Devon Communities Together.

All organisations that make successful bids are required to report back on how the grant fund has been spent and what difference it has made. We expect all projects funded to be able to have started activities by 31st March 2023.

If organisations would like more information they should contact their local partner. Our partners and the areas they cover are as follows: