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Exeter Ward Grants

Community groups can apply for a maximum grant of £350. A Ward Grant can support a community project, a local community festival, a local theatre production or a craft group. Examples of costs that could be supported include equipment or resources, publicity, materials, and refreshments. Applicants for a Ward Grant will need to demonstrate that there is community support for your project. 

Ward grants are for one-off purchases or events and cannot be used for on-going running costs such as wages, utility bills; or rent or fees for facilitators or musicians on an ongoing basis etc.

You can apply for a ward grant for a project to cover one or two wards, but cannot apply for a project covering more than two wards.

We recommend that you talk to your local Ward CouncillorsCommunity Builders or Exeter Connect before submitting an application as they will be able to provide advice and support.

If you need any further support to help with your application, please visit the Exeter Connect website.

Exeter Connect offers the support of experienced Development Workers who can provide advice and support in making successful grant applications. They can help to ensure that you have the policies you need and evidence to support your application, as well as helping new groups to become constituted. They are also able to hold small funds for one off projects or new groups who do not have their own bank account.


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Apply now

Clicking on the start button will take you to our online application form for the Ward Grant fund.

It will take about 30 minutes to complete and you'll need to tell us how we can contact you, details about your project, your organisation's bank information, and the priorities you will be meeting.

Once we have received your completed application form we will respond to you by email to give you the outcome within two weeks.


When this content has been updated

Last updated 13 June 2023