What is it?

The Community Grants Fund is an initiative where we are funding small community-led schemes to improve people’s health and wellbeing. The Grants are provided to those who submit an application that demonstrates how the funding will be used (e.g. to purchase the necessary equipment or to promote their project) to enable 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 - £300.
Projects are not expected to be supported where the funding is used to support individual people (it should support groups), for paying salaries, equipment that is not to be used directly to support peoples wellbeing (e.g. laptops or tills), where the project requires such amounts so that the funding awarded through this scheme is insignificant to the overall total or is not able to clearly demonstrate how local communities will benefit.

Who can apply?

Any person, group or project based in Torbay.


The funding from us is given to Torbay Community Development Trust who administer at least 3 panels’ across Torbay, each panel will review the applications and determine if the project meets the aspirations above. The Panel is chaired by a chair from Healthwatch Torbay, with representatives with lived experience from local communities making up the rest of the independent panel.

Any application which does not meet the criteria will be offered support and advice to amend their application and resubmit if applicable.

For more information call us on 01803 212638 or email robincausley@torbaycdt.org.uk.

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. £300.00
Amelie Tilley Costs of producing easy read recipes and online materials for learning disabled adults. £300.00
Apollo Sports Club To adhere to social distancing measures by purchasing equipment which is easier to clean. £300.00
Apricot Centre Cic Nature therapy for veterans suffering from ptsd, stress, anxiety and mental health and wellbeing issues at Lupton house. £300.00
Bay Bouncers Equipment and resources to make activity Covid secure for participants. £300.00
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. £280.00
Cary Park Tennis Club Tennis coaching for adults with learning disabilities, costs of tennis equipment. £300.00
Centrepeace Items to make community hub premises Covid secure. £300.00
Disabled Sailing Association New main sail for one of their sailing boats-contribution towards costs. £300.00
Friends Of Clennon Lakes Tools to maintain nature reserve and for planting, £257.00
Headway Devon Purchase of art packs and other resources to use in day centre service £225.00
Healthscape Cic Funding for mental health first aid course for board and volunteers. £300.00
Ladies Lounge Programme and information for perpetrators of domestic violence in partnership with standing tall. £300.00
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. £300.00
Lorraine George Intergenerational activity packs for care home residents to reconnect with each other. £300.00
Punk Against Poverty School uniform bank at charity shop for families in need, particularly shoes, trainers and winter coats for children. £300.00
Seven Hills Abc First aid training for coaches. £300.00
Shiphay And Higher Chelston Community Partnership Restoration of concrete and timber benches in Kitson park. £300.00
Stanley Beau Foundation To provide sensory packs for children with life limiting illnesses. £300.00
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. £225.00
The Veterans Farm Able Foundation Delivery of land-based activities at Lupton house in partnership with the apricot centre costs of gardening tools. £300.00
Thrive Project Purchase computer for beneficiaries to use for benefit claims, accommodation applications and job searches etc £300.00
Tissues And Issues To raise profile of group and support available. £300.00
Torbay Table Tennis Academy To make sessions Covid secure and ensure safety of members. £300.00
Torre Abbey Museum Education project with prisoners and their families. £300.00
Yes! Brixham Supporting young people to clean up the local environment; costs of equipment and materials needed. £227.00
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. £300.00