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Grant Applications

Okehampton Town Council has a budget for the award of grants supporting community organisations and groups to the benefit of the residents of Okehampton.  Grant applicants are also encouraged to apply to the Okehampton Hamlets Parish Council for funding.

The Council has allocated a total of £29,000 in the current financial year (2019-20) to cover grants, both large and small.  A selection of the recipients can be seen below and a full list of grants awarded in 2018-19 can be found in the Annual Report.  The procedure for applying for a grant can be found at the Grants Policy document below.

Grant applications are considered at each meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee. Dates of meetings are posted on this website.

Grant applications must meet the criteria set out in the Grants Policy and applications for small grants only (not exceeding £500 with a typical grant award being around £300) must be made on the Town Councilís application form - see link below.  The form can also be obtained from the Town Hall.  Completed applications should be returned to the Town Clerk.  Please ensure you read the policy and procedure before submitting a grant request. 

Applications will be acknowledged after receipt and notification of decision will normally be sent out within 10 working days of the relevant council meeting.  All successful applicants are requested to complete a Feedback Form in order to ensure that grants have been expended to fulfil the stated aim.

The pdf documents below are available to download.

Listed below are some of the grants made by Okehampton Town Council:

Oct 2020 - Grant awarded to Everything Okehampton

A grant of £1,000 was awarded towards the cost of the provision of Christmas lights in the town.

Jun 2020 - Grant awarded to Meldon Viaduct Company

A grant of £500 was awarded towards the Trust's repairs and renewals fund for 2020/21.

Apr 2020 - Grant awarded to Ockment Centre Work Club

A grant of £497 was awarded for the purchase of a laptop to for work club users.

Apr 2020 - Grant awarded to Devon Development Education

A grant of £350 was awarded towards the cost of the purchase of exhibition banners and publicity materials for events in Okehampton, subject to the project going ahead in the 2020/21 financial year.

Feb 2020 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Otters Swimming & Lifesaving Club

The Town Council awarded a grant of £200 to assist with the cost of Safeguarding training for up to ten volunteers.

Okehampton Fairtrade Group

Feb 2020 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Fairtrade Group

A grant of £200 was awarded to Okehampton Fairtrade Group to support a Fairtrade Schools Conference being hosted at Okehampton Primary School with invitations to other schools within the Dartmoor Academy.

Devon Young Carers (Westbank)

Jan 2020 - Grant awarded to Devon Young Carers (Westbank)

The Council awarded a grant of £500 to Devon Young Carers to fund the attendance of 3 young carers from the Okehampton area at a weekend residential of the annual Young Carers Festival

Everything Okehampton

Dec 2019 - Grant awarded to Everything Okehampton

The Town Council awarded a grant of £1,500 to Everything Okehampton towards the provision, insurance, maintenance costs and safety check relating to the Christmas lights.

2443 Okehampton Squadron RAF Air Cadets

Nov 2019 - Grant awarded to 2443 Okehampton Squadron RAF Air Cadets

A grant of £500 was awarded to 2443 Okehampton Squadron RAF Air Cadets towards the cost of the purchase of 3 laptops and 8 tablets for use by Cadets for their training, lessons, research and exams.

Okehampton Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club

Oct 2019 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club

The Town Council awarded a grant of £500 to the Okehampton Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club towards the cost of flyers, flag and banner, website and hosting for the advertising and promoting of the club

Okehampton United Ecclesiastical Charity

Oct 2019 - Grant awarded to Okehampton United Ecclesiastical Charity

A grant of £500 was awarded to Okehampton United Ecclesiastical Charity towards the cost of maintaining the clock on St James Chapel

Okehampton District Community Transport Group

Oct 2019 - Grant awarded to Okehampton District Community Transport Group

The Town Council awarded a grant of £2,000 to Okehampton District Community Transport Group towards the purchase of a new 15-seater mini-bus

Okehampton Duke of Edinburgh Award

Sep 2019 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Duke of Edinburgh Award

A grant of £500 was awarded towards the cost of insuring the equipment held by the Duke of Edinburgh Award group

Jul 2019 - Grant awarded to Okement Rivers Improvement Group

A grant of £500 was awarded to Okement Rivers Improvement Group towards the running costs incorporating insurance, training and purchase of litter pickers, bags and the maintenance of seats

Jul 2019 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Community Archives

The Town Council awarded a grant of £500 to Okehampton Community Archives towards the purchase of a new photocopier and ink and assistance with rent and ongoing costs

Museum of Dartmoor Life

Jun 2019 - Grant awarded to Museum of Dartmoor Life

A grant of £3,500 was awarded to the Museum of Dartmoor Life to support the maintenance of the Museum and £1,500 to assist with the running of the tourist information facility.

Meldon Viaduct Company Ltd

Jun 2019 - Grant awarded to Meldon Viaduct Company Ltd

The Town Council awarded a grant of £500 as a contribution to the Trust's repairs and renewals fund for 2019/20

Mar 2019 - Grant awarded to Citizens Advice TNMWD

A grant of £4,000 was awarded to Citizens Advice to support the work of the group in Okehampton

Mar 2019 - Grant awarded to Wren Music

£500 was awarded to Wren Music to help fund the workshops as part of the Okehampton Lanterns project

Okehampton Fairtrade Group

Feb 2019 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Fairtrade Group

A grant of £250 was awarded to Okehampton Fairtrade Group to assist in funding events during Fairtrade Fortnight