Up to £10,000 match funding available for projects benefitting East Devon communities

East Devon District Council aim to award projects that encourage outstanding communities, develop the local economy and promote an outstanding environment.

If your project fits with the criteria of this fund you could get an extra cash injection alongside what you raise from the crowd. Find out more and start crowdfunding below.

About this fund

Active Crowdfund East Devon
Crowdfund East Devon
Get up to £10,000

For local charities, parish and town councils, Community Interest Companies, properly constituted not-for-profit organisations and voluntary and community groups that benefit East Devon communities.

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.


You may be eligible for match funding of up to 50% of your crowdfund target (£10,000 max), from East Devon District council. Before completing your application please read the accompanying guidance notes fully. Read here

How to Crowdfund
  • Projects must raise the first 25% of their target before we’ll consider their application
  • If we approve your application and a pledge is made, you must continue crowdfunding until you meet your target.

The following can apply:
  • Charities registered with the Charities Commission.
  • Properly constituted and regulated Community Interest Companies registered with Companies House.
  • Parish and town councils.
  • Properly constituted voluntary and community groups and clubs.
  • Properly constituted not for profit organisations.
  • School based projects will be considered only if the project can evidence wider community benefit, and isn’t to meet statutory requirements of school provision.

We will consider projects where at least 75% of the benefits are to communities and people within East Devon.

Projects must help to achieve one or more of the following priorities and outcomes as listed in the Council Plan and / or their Transformation Strategy:

  • Outstanding place and environment
  • Outstanding homes and communities
  • Outstanding economic growth, productivity and prosperity
  • Outstanding council and council services

Crowdfund East Devon reserves the right not to make a funding pledge to any project.

Monies pledged will only be released if the full fundraising target is reached, and once the East Devon District Council terms and conditions have been accepted in writing.

All projects who receive match funding agree to provide the following within 3 months of project completion, and then again later on if requested:

  • At least 15 photographs of the project in action.
  • Copies of invoices and receipts.
  • A one page summary.

Please see Crowdfund East Devon’s full terms and conditions.

How to apply for this fund

Start by setting up a crowdfunder project, if eligible you will be able to apply 

Projects in East Devon

Crowdfunding in 60 seconds

Got a minute to spare? Watch our 'how it works' animation. You'll get a brief overview of how crowdfunding works and what extra support, services and money that only Crowdfunder can give you. 

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How +Extra funding works

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Start a project

 Start a new project on Crowdfunder, tell us the basics and a rough outline of your story. Then we can show you funds that you may be eligible for.

Get the word out

Apply for funding

You can then choose to make an application for a relevant fund. If a partner likes your project, they may agree to support it.

Get funded

Start crowdfunding

Start raising money from the crowd and once you reach an agreed percentage of your target, one of our partners could boost your total with a large donation.

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