• Community Support


Please see below for the latest advice and information for residents during the coronavirus outbreak.

Updates are being issued regularly, so please do check back.

This page was last updated on 5th January 2020

Community Support in Dartmouth

During this time, there are a number of Community Groups who are helping the people of Dartmouth.

For information about these groups, please follow the link below to our Volunteer Group List of Contacts.

Volunteer List

If you would like your Community Group to be added to this list, please email reception@dartmouthtowncouncil.gov.uk

Emergency Grant Funding for Community Groups

In response to the increased need for financial help from local charities and community organisations, Dartmouth Town Council has streamlined its grant application process. The limit for minor grants has been increased from £250 to £500 as the Council recognises that the demand for help from charities and community organisations has massively increased due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Charities and organisations in need of financial support are invited to apply for a grant using the official form. The request will then be fast-tracked and the Finance Committee will consider it via email, as all council and committee meetings are currently suspended.

Minor grants are available to charitable, voluntary and community organisations based in Dartmouth. The council cannot consider individual requests.

Application forms can be obtained by emailing a request to the Finance Officer: finance@dartmouthtowncouncil.gov.uk

Charities and organisations can check their eligibility here

Grant Awarding Policy

Application Forms can be found here.

Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund

Devon Community Foundation has set up the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund to raise funds for local charitable groups that are supporting the most vulnerable people affected by the outbreak of coronavirus.

For more information, please follow this link.

The criteria for the funding can be found here.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund Rural Response Emergency Grants

These grants aim to sustain rural communities, improve the prospects of viability for farm and rural businesses, and support aid delivery in an emergency and build resilience.

Information regarding eligibility can be found here. 

To be eligible for a grant you will need to demonstrate that your project is providing emergency relief to vulnerable or isolated individuals in rural or farming communities across the UK.

The Fund will assist projects that support farm businesses or other rural business and rural communities to cope with the effects of Coronavirus.

This many include but is not limited to: –

  • Fuel costs for grocery and prescription delivery from rural community shops, pubs, and hubs –
  •  Costs associated with emergency support by farm and agricultural support groups –
  • Rural foodbanks and food delivery

For more information, please follow this link.

Applications close on Wednesday 15th April at 12pm.

Devon County Council - COVID-19 Prompt Action Fund

Devon County Council has launched the COVID-19 Prompt Action Fund to provide flexible resources to organisations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the social and economic consequences of this outbreak.

There are two separate grants available through the Fund; one of less than £500 and one of between £500 and £5,000.

Applications can be submitted online – there are two application forms so please ensure you complete the correct one.

Martin Lewis - Helping Small Registered Charities with Grants

Martin Lewis is making £1m available to small registered charities or local arms of bigger charities to help with Coronavirus-related poverty relief. He will be providing grants of £5,000 to £20,000 to help with projects such as food banks, community aid and financial help.

For more information, please follow this link.

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