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Local Community Groups

“There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.”
― Idowu Koyenikan, author

We are here for community groups and organisations because we know that however big or small they may be, they all have in common the desire to make their community better.  We can advise on numerous potential funding options currently available, that may cover anything from new equipment for a village hall, wider broadband coverage for a community, to new and exciting community projects.

We know that community organisations are vital for getting things done because they are comprised of people who live and work in the community they are trying to help. As a not for profit company ourselves, we at DR understand the challenges facing community interest groups, charities and volunteer organisations. We offer advice, funding, support and services to help new and existing groups committed to improving lives in rural communities.

Below are a number of current available funding or grant options – but if you have a specific project in mind and need some help/advice – please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!



£92million Culture Recovery Fund – National Lottery Heritage Fund

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Village Halls & Community Buildings – current regulations

National Lottery – Awards for all (£300 – £10,000)

More than a Pub – Community Pub Support Programme. (CURRENTLY SUSPENDED)

NFU Mutual – Community Giving Fund

Charities Aid Foundation – £5million Emergency Fund

Top Tips – How to Increase Your Broadband Speeds

Buildings for Communities – WMN Article March 2020

Rural businesses go from strength to strength

Liz Abell’s Blog: Flexible Volunteering

Case Study – Pilgrim of Brixham

Greater Dartmoor Local Enterprise Action Fund South Devon Coastal Local Action Group Trading Standards Approved Cyber Essentials Plus