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Funding opportunities for Sidmouth

We missed out on setting up a Coastal Community team on several occasions when the Government was asking for funding bids. That chance has arisen several times but may not come again. The last round was released in March 2019

However, there are some new ones (2019) where if STC and/or EDDC are willing to work with community groups such as the VGS we might be able to get money for the town.

High Street Action Zones. Closing dates for bids 12th July 2019. I have asked Cllrs about this but it seems we won’t be bidding.

Tourism Sector deal  Sidmouth is very reliant on tourism and this new deal offers support for apprenticeships ans training opportunities as well as financial support for developing new attractions. Pdf full information link

Heritage Horizon Awards  which are about “Backing big ideas, unlocking possibilities”.

Architectural Heritage funding 2019   Charities and social enterprises are urged to apply for a share of a further £1.3m of funding available this year (2019/20) for projects to reinvigorate England’s high streets and town centres from The Architectural Heritage Fund.

Architectural Heritage Fund FAQ

Of course there is always the ‘Catch 22’ aspect of funding, if you have already been accepted for funding then you become eligible for further funding that you couldn’t otherwise get!