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We help dozens of projects to become a reality every year, by providing guidance and assistance at all stages of project development and delivery.

Examples of the types of projects we work with include:

  • Economic projects –  such as mentoring and support to get people into work or set up a new business.
  • Business Development –  such as projects premises expansion and fit out, developing a new product range or introducing new equipment.
  • Community projects – such as building or refurbishing village halls, community shops, play parks, allotments and supporting community groups themselves.
  • Collaborative projects – such as projects that bring together businesses from specific rural sectors eg farmers, foresters, fishermen.
  • Tourism and Outdoor projects – such as new trails and paths, new tourism partnerships, visitor attractions and outdoor activity business partnerships.
  • Culture and Heritage – such as restoring heritage buildings, converting agricultural buildings into work space, cultural trails.

We have extensive project management experience, both capital and revenue, from start to finish. This includes:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Project planning
  • Finding suitable funding
  • Writing funding applications
  • Technical advice including State Aid guidance
  • Market and evidence researching
  • Setting up and running financial systems
  • Managing the project itself
  • Troubleshooting problems and assessing the success of projects.


Masterclass in Application Success

Community Recovery Grant

Trees – Call to Action Fund

Case Study – Teign Corinthian Yacht Club

Become a Community Developer…

Together for our Planet National Lottery Community Fund

Case Study – Port Waterhouse

New – Community Ownership Fund £150million

New – Reconnect Rebuild Recover Community Fund

£12.2 million funding bid for Community Renewal

National Lottery Heritage Fund up to £5million available

SURVEY – Have your Say!

Local Community Support (Research & Survey)

Now Open – Woodland Support, Creation & Maintenance Grants

Article 2 – The benefits of woodland planting

Article 1 – The Benefits of Woodland Planting

Grants and Funding for Community Projects

Case Study – A community facility for all

Communities invited to ‘take control’

Funding & Grants for Innovation Projects

Innovate UK Smart Grants £25million to be allocated

New Funding Opportunities (Sport & Leisure, & Housing)

Case Study – The Printworks, Tavistock

Article – Benefits of Investing for long term growth

Woodland Creation Grant (Countryside Stewardship Scheme)


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

£10m to boost tree planting – woodland carbon guarantee

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

NFU Mutual – Community Giving Fund

Charities Aid Foundation – £5million Emergency Fund

Article – Rural businesses go from strength to strength

Successful grant application? Need help with claiming?

Local woodlands, global difference….

Liz Abell’s Blog: Flexible Volunteering

Case Study – Emily Fleur, Young Entrepreneur

Interview with Ella Sparks – Walnut trees and Agroforestry

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