Blog 2021

Buckland Food Growers Dig For Water-Saving Victory!

  Buckland Food Growers Dig For Water-Saving Victory! Imagine you had a 3-acre site to water and only two watering cans to do it with. On top of that, whenever you use your tap, 52 allotments who share your water supply, can’t use theirs. This was the frustrating reality for Buckland Food Growers before we helped them out with our...

Unblocking: The Truth

  A glimpse at what happens behind the scenes once a blockage has been reported. The sewerage system is an extremely important part of our lives whether we think about it or not. Usually, the complex maze of pipework flows no problem. But sometimes, the unimaginable happens. Suddenly, you step outside and the manhole you normally...

Funding boost for West Moors Memorial Hall increases local access

Users of West Moors Memorial Hall will notice some big changes when its doors reopen at end of lockdown – and it’s all thanks to a grant from our Neighbourhood Fund.

North Devon Care Charity Back on the Road thanks to new funding

A North Devon charity that gives disabled people the opportunity to take part in community activities has won much-needed funds to provide socially distanced transport.

Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support get active thanks to new funding

People with Cancer have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic; treatments have been delayed and they have been unable to see family and friends for support. Now, Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support has received new funding from our Neighbourhood Fund which is enabling it to kick off its regular Nordic walking group...

Exeter Lipreaders classes to continue thanks to local funding

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic resulting in isolation from society, those with hearing loss have been hit hard. In Exeter, new funding from our Neighbourhood Fund is enabling the continuation of Exeter Lipreaders’ services to help adults with an acquired hearing loss to re-join and engage with their communities.

A Stitch in Time Saves Lyonesse Quilters and Stitchers

Lockdown has meant we’ve all had the needle over the last year – but for craft group the Lyonesse Quilters and Stitchers there’s finally something to celebrate.  

Local investment helps Gunnislake Village Hall prepare to reopen its doors

For the locals of East Cornwall, the road out of lockdown includes looking forward to an improved village hall when it reopens. The heart of the community; Gunnislake Village Hall has received part of our £100,000 Neighbourhood Fund.    

New Covid-safe outdoor space for Sparkwell residents made possible thanks to South West Water

A community hall in Devon has received funding to improve its outdoor facilities for local families. Our new Neighbourhood Fund is helping Sparkwell Parish Hall and Playground Trust to accommodate more families in a Covid-secure manner, thanks to a generous grant.

Devonport Boxing Club in fighting form thanks to new funding

Members of a Plymouth boxing club will be as pleased as punch to get back in the ring when lockdown ends ­– and they’ll be doing it in smart new kit.

Children with disabilities across Cornwall will have the opportunities to discover a new love for gardening this spring

Newquay-based Cornwall Accessible Activities Programme (CAAP) is giving 75 youngsters everything they need to grow their own vegetables and wildflowers, after winning a £4,940 grant from our new £100,000 Neighbourhood Fund.

Dementia Friendly Honiton increases crucial support thanks to new funding

People with dementia have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. In East Devon, new funding from our Neighbourhood Fund is enabling Dementia Friendly Honiton to help more people to find out about the fantastic initiatives it offers in the region.