Need a small grant for your Torbay community project?


Over £55,000 of funding is available for community projects that improve the health and wellbeing of Torbay residents.

Funded by Torbay Council and managed by Torbay Community Development Trust, the Community Fund allows for local groups to apply for up to £500 to support their project.

Since the fund was launched in 2013, over 300 local groups including carers, women’s groups, garden projects, homeless support, drug and alcohol support, theatre projects, sports clubs, disabled, arts groups and faith-based initiatives have benefitted from the additional financial support.

Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT) are currently welcoming applications between £25 and £500 from individuals or new groups which meet the following priorities:

Improving health and wellbeing
 Developing arts, culture and experience of Torbay
 Improving the environment where they live
 Support positive ageing and community cohesion
 Improve children and young people’s experiences in Torbay

Cllr Christine Carter, Cabinet Member for Corporate and Community Services at Torbay Council, said; “We want to promote joint working and empower local community organisations. The Fund, managed by the community, for the community ensures that our local groups and organisations can continue to provide a range of life changing and life enhancing experiences for residents of all ages.”

Individuals or groups who have applied before can apply again but not for the same project they applied for before.

Throughout 2022/23 Community Fund awards will be given in May, August, November and February.

For more details and to request an application for contact:


Kevin Dixon went to Audley Park – now Torquay Academy – and South Devon College when it was at Torre. After studying at Birmingham City University, he returned home because there’s nowhere else quite like Torquay. He then became involved in community and adult education, completed a PhD at Exeter University , and started writing about the weird and unknown side of town. He now Chairs Healthwatch Torbay and is involved in health and social care in the Bay.