Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund open for applications 2023/2024 and new good causes wanted
25 January 2024
Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund is now open until Friday 3 March 2024 for applications.
People who have supported the central Torbay Lottery Fund have raised £12,000 for the 2023/2024 Small Grants Fund pot. The council is inviting local charity, voluntary and community sector organisations to apply for a bid towards the costs of a specific activity or for the purchase of small items of equipment up to £2k.
Councillor Jackie Thomas, Cabinet Member for Tourism, Culture and Events and Corporate Services, said: “Torbay Lottery has been helping our local communities to raise additional funding since 2017. We would really like to see new local groups applying for funding from the Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund this year so that we can benefit even more residents.
“We also want to encourage as many local groups as possible to join our Torbay Lottery which is an easy and fun way to help raise monthly funding, with support from pre-designed marketing materials and a dedicated page on our Torbay Lottery website.
“There is no cost tobecoming a Torbay Lottery good cause and they receive 50p from every ticket sold for their cause. The Torbay Lottery currently has 146 local good causes signed up who are already benefiting from the initiative, with over £219,226k being raised for good causes since the Lottery was launched. Our top good cause for the second-year running was PATH Torbay who raised over £1,000 last year.”
The Panel will meet to determine who will benefit from this grant, with successful applicants being notified within six weeks of the closing date for applications.
You do not need to be a current Torbay Lottery good cause to apply, but you must meet the requirements set out in the policy. Here is an extract:
“Funding will only be provided where it can be demonstrated that a defined impact will be made that support the ambitions and visions of the Community and Corporate Plan. Organisations should demonstrate an outcomes focus in applications for funding. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how the funding will achieve support for projects run by charities, voluntary groups and clubs and organisations.
• Torbay Council residents will be the main recipients of the funding. The Council will require that all funding awards support the ambitions and visions of the Community and Corporate Plan.”
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