Winter Community Development Fund!

Our Winter Community Development Fund for 2022 will be opening for applicants on the 1st September!

Applications Open- 1st September 2022
Applications Close- 30th September 2022 at 9am
Winners Announced-
Beginning of October 2022


This fund is for anyone who is passionate about creating opportunities for recovery, in interesting and ‘out of the box’ ways. We welcome any innovative, recovery-focused project ideas that would benefit from a small amount of financial support.

We can fund between £50 to £750 per project. Project leads can also make use of our community development expertise. We offer light-touch mentoring, as well as a little more hand-holding if needed to start you off.

We encourage those with lived experience of mental health struggles to apply, especially if it’s something that will also help your own recovery. You do not need to have had any experience with running projects before, if this is your first venture in setting up something in your community then we can offer connections and resources to help.

Pinhoe Library, Summer Fund Winners

We’ve also been strengthening our close partnership with the Devon Recovery Learning Community and many of the projects we have supported in the past have gone on to create new courses.

If you would like to apply then please download the application form and guidance notes here.

If you would like some further guidance then please get in touch with the Community Development Worker in your area:

For Teignbridge / Torbay / South Devon contact Em Flint – 07840 506010 or email em@recoverydevon.co.uk

For Exeter/East Devon contact Sami Goulding – 07840 506011 or email sami@recoverydevon.co.uk

For North Devon/Torridge contact Jody Rogers – 07840 506012 or email jody@recoverydevon.co.uk

(Please note we are a small team so our time gets booked up quickly, if you would like some guidance please get in touch at your earliest convenience.)