The Torbay Community Fund is for small community-led schemes that improve people’s health and wellbeing. The Community Fund can be used for example to purchase equipment or to promote a project that enables local communities to get more active, look after themselves better, or become more connected.

Priority will be given to those projects from the areas of the Bay with the greatest need.

Applications may be from £25 to £500. Previously this was £300 but we have increased the amount available.

Below you can see what we have funded over the past two years from the Community Fund. To apply for this fund for this year more information is available on the Torbay Community Development Trust website as they are managing this fund on our behalf.

Grants awarded between 01 April 2021 and 31 March 2022 through the Community Grants Fund.
Name of Organisation Purpose of Funding £'s awarded
A Kind of Magic animal centre Costs of starting up fortnightly Saturday club for people over 55. £150
Apollo Sports Club - Hele Expansion of family fitness sessions. £400
Artizan Collective to showcase artwork of young carers at Torbay hospital gallery. £150
Ascend CIC Funding to purchase equipment, insurance, marketing, plus administration costs to extend services and support further into Watcombe, Barton and Hele. £300
Babbacombe Corinthian Sailing Club Sailing clothing for those young members who cannot afford it. £250
Barton Baptist Church Funding to improve facilities and expand services and support addressing wellbeing, mental health, loneliness etc. £300
Brixham Heritage Museum Costs of digitalising tapes to share with whole community and other equipment. £250
Brixham Swimming Club Costs of swimming equipment for children and young people. £150
Crafty Fox café n hub Costs of volunteer expenses, publicity and first aid kit etc for walking group out of community hub in Foxhole. £150
Drum Torbay Funding to offer drumming workshops to wider section of Torbay community. £150
Friends of Northview Gardens Creation of platinum jubilee garden – costs for equipment and other resources. £400
Gulls Netball Club Funding to support the setting up of a new over 25 's team. £300
Higher Chelston community team Funding for tools and storage container so volunteers have safe area to store equipment to look after local area. £190
Idle Games Club Funding to improve the library of games for young people in deprived areas of Paignton, plus publicity. £300
JATIS project CIC Funding for camping equipment. £300
Ladies Lounge Funding for new laptop for training volunteers. £300
Libraries Unlimited To purchase books and e-books aimed at supporting people with autism and their families. £300
Margaret Waugh Basket balls for use of exercise class participants aged 50+ at the Acorn Centre. £240
MS society south Devon Funding to restart exercise classes with physiotherapist in Paignton. £300
Nourishing Families CIC Targeted weaning workshops for new young mothers 16-24. £300
Paignton town centre and Preston Community Partnership Contribution towards costs of swing in Preston children’s park. £300
Paignton Villa FC Affordable safe sports provision for local community by subsidising fees for those on low incomes. Provision of additional equipment for increased participation. £400
Precinct centre, St. Marychurch Costs of tools for use of gardening club for older generation to support physical and mental wellbeing. £200
Punk Against Poverty Funding for hygiene packs for adults and children provided through food and clothes bank. £300
Ratchet Theatre Company Comedy workshops addressing mental health and wellbeing. Costs for room rental. £300
Reclaim the Night Devon costs of publicity and raising awareness of Torbay event to raise awareness of sexual violence and harassment experienced by women and girls on 2nd December. £200
Rising Moments Craft materials, food ingredients, cracker fillers etc for Christmas gifts. Funding for providing cooking lessons for those who have suffered domestic abuse. £300
Riviera Life Homestore PAT testing for electrical equipment donated to people living in poverty. £300
Rocket Park Costs of family fun day for platinum jubilee. £300
Rowcroft beekeeping group beehive maintenance costs, equipment, protective clothing etc for those looking to undertake garden activities but have no garden themselves. £300
Scadson Freeride To build more trails accessible to children and beginner riders. £250
Shelley Castle Contribution towards exhibition costs to celebrate achievements of local women. £175
SMART Torbay Cost of venue hire and refreshments to help deliver mutual aid group to help support each other from addiction from alcohol and drugs. £250
St Mary’s Park friends’ group Costs of COVID memorial raised planter £250
Taleblazers Costs of venue hire, publicity and hospitality for participants of Chelston heritage project. £300
Tea and Talk Funding for venue hire, printing and publicity for new group to support those with mental health needs. £300
The Devon Clinic CIC CCTV camera to ensure safety of staff and vulnerable clients with mental health issues. Hot water heater to improve facilities. £250
Thrive CIC Costs of running Sunday afternoon games club for those who are homeless for socially excluded. £250
Torbay long COVID support group Costs of room hire at Foxhole Community Centre. £400
Torbay Retired Activity Club Costs for new printer for newsletter. £130
Torbay Social Club for the blind and partially sighted Funding for printing and minibus trips. £150
Torbay Triathlon Club Cost of chains, shackles and concrete so people can safely store clothing etc and make open water swimming safe. £250
Torquay Athletic Rugby Club Funding for kit for women and girls rugby/fitness sessions. £300
Unleashed Community Drama Funds for publishing book of experiences of their members. £150
Visual Eyes Training costs for volunteers for support group for those who visually impaired. £295
Waldon Athletic disability football team Equipment for community football sessions, including mini soccer. £300
Watcombe primary school Creation of community pond and garden. £250
We Need Music CIC Development of a new after school music club. £250
Wellswood Community Partnership Cost of repairing iron benches in their local area. £250
YES Brixham Development of community garden by young volunteers in Brixham. £250
Young Adult Carers Funding for training workshops and transport. £250
Youth Mental Health Foundation CIC Set-up costs to provide Zoom assemblies for primary schools in Torbay to help build self-esteem. £300
Grants awarded between 01 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 through the Community Grants Fund.
Name of Organisation Purpose of Funding £'s awarded
11th Torbay (Barton) Sea Scouts Climbing wall has been refurbished and put back into use-need fire extinguishers to meet health and safety requirements. £300
Amelie Tilley Costs of producing easy read recipes and online materials for learning disabled adults. £300
Apollo Sports Club To adhere to social distancing measures by purchasing equipment which is easier to clean. £300
Apricot Centre Cic Nature therapy for veterans suffering from ptsd, stress, anxiety and mental health and wellbeing issues at Lupton house. £300
Bay Bouncers Equipment and resources to make activity Covid secure for participants. £300
Brixham Admiral Swim Company Purchase of tablets for swim school to enable coaches to keep a digital record of achievement of young children aged 2-10. £280
Cary Park Tennis Club Tennis coaching for adults with learning disabilities, costs of tennis equipment. £300
Centrepeace Items to make community hub premises Covid secure. £300
Disabled Sailing Association New main sail for one of their sailing boats-contribution towards costs. £300
Friends Of Clennon Lakes Tools to maintain nature reserve and for planting, £257
Headway Devon Purchase of art packs and other resources to use in day centre service £225
Healthscape Cic Funding for mental health first aid course for board and volunteers. £300
Ladies Lounge Programme and information for perpetrators of domestic violence in partnership with standing tall. £300
Libraries Unlimited Purchase of critically acclaimed published e books and books about domestic abuse to help educate people on how to get help, how to cope and understanding the situation they are facing together with an understanding of who can help. £300
Lorraine George Intergenerational activity packs for care home residents to reconnect with each other. £300
Punk Against Poverty School uniform bank at charity shop for families in need, particularly shoes, trainers and winter coats for children. £300
Seven Hills Abc First aid training for coaches. £300
Shiphay And Higher Chelston Community Partnership Restoration of concrete and timber benches in Kitson park. £300
Stanley Beau Foundation To provide sensory packs for children with life limiting illnesses. £300
The Devon Clinic Cic Co-ordination and facilitation of peer lead support group for single parents who have completed Devon clinics single parent stress management programme, costs of producing webinar series. £225
The Veterans Farm Able Foundation Delivery of land-based activities at Lupton house in partnership with the apricot centre costs of gardening tools. £300
Thrive Project Purchase computer for beneficiaries to use for benefit claims, accommodation applications and job searches etc £300
Tissues And Issues To raise profile of group and support available. £300
Torbay Table Tennis Academy To make sessions Covid secure and ensure safety of members. £300
Torre Abbey Museum Education project with prisoners and their families. £300
Yes! Brixham Supporting young people to clean up the local environment; costs of equipment and materials needed. £227
Youth Genesis Heads-up project-focusing on engaging young people in activities that benefit and improve mental health and emotional wellbeing as well as helping to tackle social isolation in lockdown. £300