Grass Roots Grants

We really want to make the application process for a Grass Roots Grant as easy as possible and help you submit great projects that are likely to be funded and work for your community!

So…. please have a look at the guidance… then contact Dawn Rivers for advice before you spend hours pouring over forms and project plans!

This especially applies if you have applied for funding before but not been successful.

Dawn Rivers Programme Manager – Communities Exeter City Council, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter, EX1 1JN  Tel No. 01392 265531  grassrootsgrants [@]

Timetable: Please make a note of the current and the future grant rounds. It takes a while for decisions to be made so please consider this when you plan your project or when talking to other funders.

Deadline for applications       Grants Panel meeting     Decision by Full Council

12 noon 24th May 2017                            June 2017                      July 2017

Special guidance for this round: There is an overall total fund of £30,000 for community action and community collaboration grants available for this round and up to three capital grants  for buildings and equipment up to £30,000* (see note below).

12 noon 29th August                  September 2017                     October 2017

Special guidance for this round: this round will fund up to five capital projects for community buildings between £30,000 – £50,000* and aan expected £30,000 for community action and community collaboration grants.

Start here to find out about the Grass Roots Grants Programmes.

Or you can download a full copy of the  Grass Roots Grants Guidance for applicants. Please note: We’ve received helpful feedback from applicants and grants panel members from the first grants round in 2017. Text in blue has been amended /added in February 2017 to make items a little clearer. This only applies to the grants guidance on the website not the pdf. version.

* If your organisation wants to apply for a capital/equipment grant you should choose one round to apply for. Projects will not able able to apply for two capital/equipment grants.