Small Grants Now Available for Torbay Community Projects
Over £55,000 is being made available for community projects in Torbay that help improve the health and wellbeing of the residents in Torbay.
The small grants are funded by Torbay Council and managed by the Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT). The £55,000 enables local groups to apply for a grant of up to £500 to support their community project.
The fund was initially launched in 2013 and since then it has helped over 300 Torbay based community groups. The groups include carers, women’s support groups, garden project, homeless support, drug and alcohol support, theatre projects, sports clubs and so much more.
Applications are currently being sort by the Torbay Community Development Trust for between £25 and £500 from individuals or new groups who meet the following entry requirements:
- Improving the health and wellbeing of residents
- Developing arts, culture and experience within Torbay
- Improving the environment of where we live
- Supporting the positive ageing and community cohesion
- Improving children and young people’s experiences in Torbay.
Christine Carter, Torbay Councillor and Cabinet member for Corporate and Community Services at Torbay Council said:
We want to promote joint working and empower local community organisations. The Fund, managed by the community, for the community ensures that our local groups and organisations can continue to provide a range of life changing and life enhancing experiences for residents of all ages.
Individuals and groups who have applied previously can apply again, however it cannot be for the same project that they applied for.
The small grants community fund will be given throughout 2022/2023 in May, August, November and February.
Further details and for an application form can be made via contacting Robin Causley at the Torbay Community Development trust.