Community

Dartmoor is a living, working landscape, shaped by its inhabitants both past and present.  It is home to 34,000 people  and has a strong culture of community action.

The Dartmoor National Park Authority recognises the valuable contribution that community and other similar groups make to maintaining and enhancing Dartmoor's special qualities and offers communities support both financially and practically be it through grants, advice or partnership working.

Coronavirus Community Support Grant

In these difficult and uncertain times, Dartmoor National Park Authority has launched a Coronavirus Community Support Grant (CCSG) to provide valuable funding to organisations in communities that have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

The scheme rapidly provides grants of up to £500 to voluntary and community groups to help them tackle the social and economic impacts of the pandemic and help those who are most vulnerable.

The Authority has dealt with 13 applications so far and provided more than £5,000 to support community initiatives. These have included vegetable boxes for vulnerable people, phone support, local delivery of subscriptions and an online arts platform.

Applications are accepted from constituted and not-for-private-profit voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector groups and organisations, town/parish councils, charities or businesses, or a combination of such groups working together. Groups, small local businesses and individuals without their own separate bank account may also apply, but they will need to have the support of a recognised organisation acting on their behalf as guarantor or as the holder of the funding.

To find out more, or apply to the CCSG, please contact our Community Engagement Officer Emma Stockley: estockley@dartmoor.gov.uk