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See the latest information and advice in Exeter. We are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS, who are well prepared to deal with this virus.

Update for groups in receipt of a grant

We recognise that the Covid-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an impact on community groups and organisations. We want to offer reassurance that we will be completely understanding about all of the activities that now need to go on hold. 

We understand that there will be times when staff and volunteers will not be available, when beneficiaries may need support to be provided in different ways, or when projects need to be flexible to ensure that needs are met.

If your community, services or organisation are affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, and you already have a grant from us, we are committed to supporting you to adapt activities to meet the new needs in your communities. We recognise that you may experience difficulties achieving some of the outputs or outcomes we agreed for your grant during the outbreak. Please keep us updated if you are affected in this way and let us know if you have ideas about spending the existing grant in other ways.

We don’t want to add pressure, so we are delaying all end of project impact reporting initially for three months.

All other grants are now suspended while we focus resources on the Coronavirus response.

Any grants that have been applied for prior to the Coronavirus outbreak will not be processed, unless they have a role to responding to the crises. We will be in touch with you to let you know if your application does fall into this category.

Please let us know if you wish your application to be considered once the grants programme is re-opened later in the year. You can email us at

When this content has been updated

Last updated 31 March 2020