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Grants help 10 Exeter community groups run events, festivals and projects

Published: 31 January 2020

Exeter Respect festival is among the organisations awarded a Small Grant

Ten more community groups and organisations have successfully bid for an award from the Council’s Small Grants Fund.

The fund provides a one-off grant of up to £3,000 to help run events, festivals and projects that aim to encourage community participation.

The maximum Small Grant is £3,000. It requires 20 per cent match funding, which can be volunteering hours in priority areas.

The fund is part of the Council’s Exeter Grants Programme, which has made around £1m available in grant support for community groups and organisations to work on projects that help make Exeter such a great place to live.

The following awards have just been announced:

Wren Music

Her Story: Sisters of Science

To create a community musical show to perform at International Women’s Day 2020, the show will focus on women’s contribution to science, technology and engineering and will include local residents.

Amount awarded: £2,654            

Exeter Respect

A two-day event to celebrate cultural diversity within the City.

Amount awarded: £3,000

FreeMoovement UK CIC

Farm Hill FreeMoovement - Support for costs to deliver free health and fitness session in Exwick specifically for residents living in or near the Farm Hill area.

Amount awarded: £2,400

Hospital Radio Exeter

To Update Hospital Radio room and purchase PC.

Amount awarded: £1,400


Art of the Possible Festival

Week-long festival raising awareness of disability arts and culture in Exeter, taking place in different locations to include performance, sculpture, digital and visual. The festival plans to incorporate a performance by a group of new disabled actors.

Amount awarded: £2,000

Magic Carpet

Project works with people with enduring mental health illness to build confidence and encourage people to take part in running workshops at community events.

Amount awarded: £2,810

Dreadnought South West

Occupy The Airwaves 2020

Platform for the voices, stories and ideas of women who are often marginalised, silent or invisible – on the radio during International Women’s Day.

Amount awarded: £1,000

PaddleBoat Theatre

Dreams & Aspirations - Project with Exeter Deaf Academy

Work with a group of deaf students from Exeter Deaf Academy aged 12-22 to create a performance sharing students' dreams and aspirations for the future. Deaf children/young people will learn puppetry, theatre and performance skills to share their 'voices' to inspire, encourage, and increase participation with Exeter's deaf community.

Amount awarded: £1,500

Better Health Exeter     

Help local residents to learn more about how to better manage their own health concerns and conditions. Organise a variety of health related talks, workshops, events and taster sessions at GP surgeries and community venues all over Exeter so that local people can learn more about how to manage and improve their health and wellbeing.

Amount awarded: £2,450

Park Life Heavitree

Park Life Events 2020

To contribute to the costs of holding free events across the year.

Amount awarded: £3,000



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