East Youlstone Community Benefit Fund Criteria

Fund Overview

The East Youlstone Community Benefit Fund, in Devon, has c£15,000 available per year for community use. The donation is linked to inflation and therefore is likely to increase each year.

The Fund allows groups to apply for grants between £250 and £7,500.

There is one application round to apply to each year. Additional rounds will be established if all the funding is not allocated.

Project locations

Projects for which grants are requested must be located within the eligible funding area, as shown on the map.

Project Purpose

Priority will be given to:

  • Energy efficiency or renewable energy projects, such as insulation, efficient boilers or small scale renewable energy installations
  • Training or education projects, especially vocational training for unemployed young people aged under 25
  • Projects for school age children, or older people
  • Any other community projects for the benefit of residents of the local area
Eligible Organisations

Eligible Organisations, who can apply for funding include:

  • Voluntary, community groups
  • Parish Councils
  • Schools and educational establishments
  • Social enterprises and Community Interest Companies operating on a non-profit-distributing basis. These are defined by Social UK as ‘businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community’. Such organisations must have a minimum of three unrelated Directors.

Applicants are required to have a written constitution, a set of rules, or a governing document and a bank or building society account, held in the name of the organisation, in place before applying for a grant.

Organisations that have already received grants from the Fund can apply for further grants each year.


Grants will not be available for:

  • Commercial organisations
  • Private membership-based sports clubs and facilities, unless membership is open to the general public without undue restriction (e.g. not membership by nomination organisations)
  • Projects that only benefit one individual, unless the application is received from an organisation and the project directly benefits individuals (e.g. energy saving measures such as insulation)
  • Projects that are narrowly religious in focus or that support a party political campaign or cause
  • Funding core costs in organisations, e.g. running costs, administration costs, building rental costs etc.
  • Retrospective funding(i.e. funding can only be requested for works that will begin / expenditure that will be incurred AFTER our funding decision has been made and a formal grant Contract issued)
  • Works considered a statutory responsibility, such as scheduled transport services, works to public highways and public car parks
Judging Criteria

The main criteria used when assessing applications received will be:

  • The social, economic and environmental benefits which will result from the project
  • The level of community support for and involvement in the project
  • The location of the project in relation to the East Youlstone turbines
  • The number of people within the stated area of benefit that will benefit from the project

Other factors will also be considered, which must be demonstrated in the application:

  • The ability of the applicant to deliver the project
  • How the work will be continued after the project has been completed, i.e. its sustainability and legacy
  • Value for money

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