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Connecting You

Connecting You

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Devon County Council have recently been awarded funding through the Department for Transport “Tackling Loneliness with Transport” fund.  DCC will be working with a series of partners to deliver a program of innovative transport schemes aimed to tackle loneliness. Partners include Devon Communities TogetherDevon & Cornwall Rail PartnershipOne Northern Devon and WestBank Community Health and Care.

The projects will specifically target over-55’s and young people aged 16 -24 who are most at risk of loneliness, including people living in rural areas, or those with a physical or mental health condition.

“Connecting You” Community Grants Fund

One of our initial projects is the launch of a new grant fund; the Connecting You Community Grants Fund will provide grants to projects and organisations to help connect people to activities that help tackle loneliness.  The fund is open for applications from projects and charities across Devon. Grants can be applied for to fund specific transport projects tackling loneliness or transport related activities to enable people to access activities that will help.  For further details on how to apply, please find links below to the application form and funding guidelines.

Connecting You – Community Grant Fund Application Form

Connecting You – Community Grant Fund Guidelines

If you have any questions or would like to talk to us about the Connecting You project, please do get in touch! Email: comtrans@devon.gov.uk

Press Releases

Press Release – Community Grant Fund 11.7.2022