The closing date for applications is Friday 9 February 2018.

Torbay’s Elected Mayor, Gordon Oliver is once again making his annual pledge of giving half of his salary to charitable groups. In total, grants of over £197,000 have been handed out to local charities and organisations from the Mayor’s Fund.

Grants of up to £1,000 will be allocated to winning projects that will be progressed in the following 12 months, with priority going to organisations and individuals based and operating in Torbay.

Torbay Mayor, Gordon Oliver, said: “This pledge is part of my election promise, which I have committed to for the past 7 years. This Fund is in place to help support the voluntary organisations and charities that support the local area and people.”


Local charities, community and voluntary sector organisations or individuals who wish to apply, need to complete an application form and read the Grant Scheme Policy to check for eligibility.

  Download Mayor's Fund application form

Alternatively, you can request a form by emailing or in writing to the Mayor’s Fund at the Town Hall to receive a copy of the application form.

The Postal address to request an application form is:

Torbay Mayors Fund
Torbay Council
Town Hall

Successful Applicants

The following organisations/individuals have been awarded the amounts listed below for the Torbay Mayor’s Fund for 2015, following the recommendations of the review panel (Councillors Amil, Davies and Stockman).

Name Amount awarded
10th Torbay (Babbacombe) Sea Scouts £500
11th Torbay (Barton) Sea Scouts £750
Access to Community Education (ACE) £1000
Barton Cricket Club £500
British Red Cross - Local Torquay Branch £200
Brixham Battery Heritage Group £500
Brixham Blind and VI Club £1000
Brixham Does Care £500
Brixham GIG Club £500
Brixham Heritage Museum £500
CentrePeace £900
Chelston Action Group £750
Christmas Together £500
Co-ordin8 £500
Crossroads Care £400
Devon and Cornwall Lupus Group £300
Devon Bowling and Social Club for the Visually Impaired £827
Devon in Sight £500
Feline Network Cat Rescue £400
Friends of Brixham Library £274.50
Friends of Shoalstone Pool £1000
Friends of the Vigilance £500
Imagine Torbay Multi-Cultural Group CIC £800
Luca Tyrese Wickens £500
Lupton Trust £480
Menssheds Torbay £250
Myaware South Devon £300
Play Torbay £800
Purple Angel £945
Read Easy Torbay £450
Rework (Shekinah Mission) £500
Robert Owen Communities (ROC) £450
South Devon MS £1000
The Brixham Buccaneers £500
Torbay Neighbourhood Watch Feel Safe Scheme £500
Torbay Olympic Gymnastics Club £500
Torbay P.A.L.S. £500
Torbay Sailability Ltd £1000
Torquay and District Cats Protection £253.50
Torquay Athletic Rugby Football Club £510
Torquay Rowing Club £1000
Voluntary Services South Devon Health Care Trust £260
Watcombe Community Association £400
William Wakeham £500
YC drop in at Cool (Torbay Young Carers) £1000
Youth Genesis Trust £800
Total £27,000

The following organisations/individuals have been awarded the amounts listed below for the Torbay Mayor’s Fund for 2016.

Successful Applicants
The successful applicants of the 2016 Torbay Mayors Fund.