We would like to see ideas for projects that help people to improve and promote wellbeing and address any challenges t that people may face. These funds are to support community groups to develop resources that are important to their lives.
Examples of projects that could be funded under this priority
Job clubs – sessions that support people to gain experience and develop the skills that would help them to get into work where they feel valued and rewarded fairly for their contribution.
Digital Inclusion projects – where people who don’t have their own equipment or need help to make more use of their IT can get the help and support to access information at the same time as meeting others and having fun!
Projects we have funded in recent years
Respect Festival - Exeter’s annual celebration of diversity at Belmont Park where the organisers use the performing and creative arts to engage the wider community in saying no to racism and all forms of prejudice.
The Club – A group in St Thomas was awarded a grant to buy a laptop and printer where volunteers can support people with their upcoming benefits reviews and ongoing applications. The group runs a community hub helping to reduce social isolation for adults with ongoing and severe mental health difficulties.
Wonford and St Pauls (WASP) Project – A community project that run a free 6 week family summer scheme with of a range of activities to suit all ages including crafts, games and adventures, and treasure hunts. The grant paid for the hire of the Community Centre.
Inclusive Exeter Drop-In Support Service – A community project for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities providing assistance with form filling like benefits, housing and job applications, as well as IT support. The project is for BAME communities, who often face barriers like language, limited familiarity of local services and No Recourse to Public Funds.