New fund launched to help businesses and local organisations

Small businesses and local communities in Devon can apply for grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 to help boost our economy after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The funds are to help businesses and community organisations to:

  • respond to the different trading environment, resulting from the coronavirus pandemic
  • plan for future growth and development
  • develop new products and services
  • improve infrastructure
  • assess the feasibility of future initiatives

The grants are to encourage the creation of new businesses and jobs, while safeguarding existing jobs.

Small and medium sized enterprises, including start-ups and social enterprises, can apply, as well as community organisations, including business/community groups, parish, town and district/borough councils.

Priority will be given to projects that support Devon’s plans for recovery and growth, including support for community and business sectors hardest hit by the pandemic, such as tourism, hospitality, retail, food and drink.

To find out more about how to apply please visit the Devon Elevation Fund webpage.