Many of the organisations listed below offer grants for projects.  The criteria and timescales for each funder should be checked carefully but this list is designed to help you get started.

If you would like assistance with obtaining funding, we can offer bid writing services.  For more details, contact us.


Department of Business Innovation and Skills

Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Department for Communities and Local Government (formerly ODPM)

Department of Media, Culture and Sport

Department for Children, Schools and Families

European Commission – Agriculture and Rural Development

English Heritage

Natural England

Forestry Commission


Regional & Local Government

Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership

Devon County Council

North Devon Council

South Hams District Council

West Devon Borough Council

Torridge District Council

East Devon District Council

Mid Devon District Council

Teignbridge District Council

Torbay Council

Exeter City Council

Plymouth City Council


Dedicated Funding Organisations

The BIG Lottery

Heritage Lottery Fund


Business Advice, Support & Training

Business Information Point

National Careers Service


North Devon+

Federation of Small Businesses

South West Tourism Alliance


Voluntary & Community Sector

South West Regional Infrastructure for Social Enterprise (RISE)

Community Council of Devon

Council for Voluntary Services – (West Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, East Devon, Mid Devon and North Devon)