Six local good causes have been successful in obtaining a Small Grant Award from the Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund for 2019/20.

A total of over £9000 has been awarded to; The Thrive Project, Brixham Future Community Interest Company, Friends of the Vigilance, Babbacombe Corinthian Sailing Club, Wren Music and Youth Genesis Trust.

Organisations can apply for funding to cover the specific outlay of an activity or for the purchase of small items of equipment once a year.

Decisions on funding applications are considered once a year, the Torbay Lottery funding panel can award up to £2,000 to local charity, voluntary and community sector organisations that demonstrate how their work reflects the Council's Corporate Priorities.

Councillor Darren Cowell, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance at Torbay Council, said, "The Torbay Lottery continues to be a great initiative and we are pleased to be able to support local good causes and community groups in this way. We have recently seen an increase in the number of tickets sold which demonstrates how much people care about the work being carried out in our communities. As a Council we want to empower communities and the Torbay Lottery is one of the ways we are actively supporting this.”

The Torbay Lottery is a Council initiative, which allows local groups to generate vital funds in a fun and effective way, while enabling players to support the causes they care about the most.

Applications are not currently being accepted, the application window will reopen in early 2021.

Since its launch in 2017, over 116 local causes have signed up and the Torbay Lottery has raised over £103,000.

If you are a local good cause that would to sign up and raise funds for your organisations visit:

Draws take place every Saturday night. To be in with a chance to scoop up to £25,000, go to and sign up today.

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