Grants and Community News 4th August 2023 – North Devon Council

Clean energy start-ups can apply to take part in the TechX Clean Energy Accelerator starting in February 2024. This is a programme of mentoring, business support and prototype development along with a grant up to £100,000 to support innovative start-up businesses in the clean energy sector.
Your business must be developing a novel clean energy technology in the one of the following focus areas:
All technologies accepted to the programme need to have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Technologies must have industrial applications: technologies solely with commercial or residential applications are out of scope.
Applicants must be committed to participating in the 15-week programme which includes travelling to Aberdeen for three in-person weeks
Full details available at
JoJo Maman Bébé Helping Hands Community Grant Fund is open!
Helping people has always been an important part of the JoJo ethos.  And they want to make a difference to the communities around them.
Helping Hands is their charity initiative designed to shine a spotlight on the cause that matter to their customers…. Providing grants of up to £10,000.
These community grants are open to applications from not for profit organisations, charities, and community projects in the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands.
A shortlist will be selected by the JoJo Board of Directors and the final winners voted for by customers, through an online poll on their website. The grant is a one-off payment of up to £10,000.
Only one application per charity or community project will be considered, the application for the project that is submitted first will be the one that is reviewed. If you are unsuccessful you may apply again during the next application period.
Projects which benefit a diverse range of individuals, demonstrate environmental awareness or support pregnant women and young children are especially encouraged to apply. However, they will consider all applications.
If you wish to apply to try to win one of the six cash grants please visit their website to download an application form: JoJo Maman Bébé
Once completed, email the form to
Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000 through the Ironmongers Company’s grants programme.
Projects must meet all of the following criteria:
The Company is particularly interested in enabling primary age children to develop a strong foundation for the future. Projects could, for example:
Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience.
The next deadline for applications is the 15th December 2023.
Apply online at
The Branching Out Fund is now accepting applications towards the costs of community planting projects.
Branching Out supports applications ranging in value from £250 up to £2,500, with specific criteria for those under £500, and those above £500.
Schools, community groups, residents’ associations, Parish Councils, charities and many others are eligible to apply,
You will find everything on their website that you need to know, from the types of trees that qualify, to recommendations around protection.
Visit the website for the budget sheet and application form:
Thanks to support from the Sussex Heritage Trust, Ashley Family Foundation and Essex Community Foundation – Heritage Crafts invites craft practitioners and organisations in the UK to apply for small grants to fund projects that support endangered crafts (the craft must be listed as endangered or critically endangered on the current Red List of Endangered Crafts).
Applications may, for example, include:
Grants between £500 and £2000 are available: Apply to the Endangered Crafts Fund
Calvert Exmoor is entering an exciting and challenging period after 27 years of successfully delivering residential adventurous activity breaks for people with disabilities of all ages. They have recently appointed a new Centre Director and now wish to recruit an additional five or six Trustees with a mix of skills, experiences, and backgrounds, who have the energy and expertise to supplement the current Trustees and help management deliver the strategic change that is necessary for the charity to deliver its charitable objectives. 
Calvert Exmoor aims to change society’s perceptions of disability through indoor and outdoor adventures which enable our guests to develop their potential and enjoy new experiences. They are a registered charity providing exciting, enjoyable, and accessible breaks and activities for children, adults, families, and groups with disabilities. Since 1996, they have been welcoming guests with physical, behavioural, sensory, learning and complex disabilities to our dedicated activity centre, encouraging them to take part in an exclusive range of adventurous activities and push themselves in a positive, safe, and challenging way. 
Situated on the edge of Exmoor beside Wistlandpound Reservoir, the trust’s fully accessible centre offers high-quality facilities and professionally adaptive accommodation for up to sixty residents, in the tranquil environment of the stunning Devon countryside.
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