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Grant funding success stories

Grant funding in our communities

These are just some of the success stories we've been hearing about from community groups around the city.

 

The Beacon Centre – Isca Community Enterprises

Grant awarded: £1,000

Ward-focused project in Mincinglake & Whipton

The Beacon Centre worked with Exeter City Council Wellbeing and their local Community Builder to ensure safe delivery of essential goods and services to those who are vulnerable and self-isolating. The £1,000 grant from Exeter City Council helped the Beacon Centre provide a services including food shopping, picking up medicine from local pharmacies and make ‘welfare’ calls to individuals to check in with them.

 

Pinhoe Community Support Group

Grant awarded: £1,000

Ward-focused project in Pinhoe

Pinhoe Community Support Group helped the most vulnerable people in the Pinhoe area by collecting and supplying shopping and prescriptions. The £1,000 grant from Exeter City Council also helped Pinhoe Community Support Group connect people in local areas to support each other by phoning and leaflets, to promote cohesion and wellbeing as well as support mental health.

 

Hill Barton Vale Residents Association

Grant awarded: £300

Ward-focused project in Pinhoe

Hill Barton Vale Residents Association delivered a range of support to residents in their area. The £300 grant from Exeter City Council helped Hill Barton Vale Residents Association leaflets and emergency cards, as well as minimising social contact from shopping for the elderly, vulnerable, those self-isolating and shielding by delivering small food parcels and fresh fruit and veg, bread, eggs, flour and milk. The project also helped create a sense of community in the local area.

 

Friends of Heavitree Health Centre

Grant awarded: £1,000

Ward-focused project in Heavitree

Friends of Heavitree Health Centre supported patients with transport to and from booked appointments, as well as delivering 220 prescriptions to patients at home during the lockdown. The £1,000 grant from Exeter City Council helped avoid the risks and queuing incurred by vulnerable people visiting the pharmacy.

 

Freemoovement

Grant awarded: £1,000

Ward-focused project in St Thomas

Freemoovement delivered in excess of 30 food parcels per week from the St Thomas Community Larder, particularly for those who did not qualify for the Government food parcels and additionally did not meet the criteria for the food bank. The £1,000 grant from Exeter City Council also helped Freemoovement deliver over 500 meals to the homeless or people desperate need of hot food.

 

 

Exeter Mosque & Cultural Centre

Grant awarded: £3,000.00

City-wide project

Exeter Mosque provided food for those most in need including people from different faiths, Syrian refugees and members of the Afghan community. The £3,000 grant from Exeter City Council helped Exeter Mosque feed over 400 people, to create a bond with vulnerable people, developing a sense of belonging and attachment.

 

Inclusive Exeter CIC

Grant awarded: £976.58

City-wide project

Inclusive Exeter CIC delivered frozen ready meals, food parcels, children’s books and information leaflets to those going through a tough time. The £976.58 grant from Exeter City Council helped Inclusive Exeter CIC benefit 998 people right across the City, including fulfilling requests from people as well as delivering to residential homes, a homeless shelter and some community groups with vulnerable members.

 

CEDA

Grant awarded: £1,000

City-wide project

CEDA delivered over 40 educational sessions in a range of topics including local history, sign language, cookery and music. The £1,000 grant from Exeter City Council helped CEDA allow essential opportunity to communicate, seek support, and improve skills and knowledge.

 

Exeter City Community Trust

Grant awarded: £1,000

City-wide project

Exeter City Community Trust used a number of their vehicles to provide 53 hardship packages and deliver over 50 medical prescriptions. The £1,000 grant from Exeter City Council helped Exeter City Community Trust support over 100 households with essential food supply shops.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 4 August 2020