Exmouth Town Council has made £10,000 available in a new round of grant aid for groups helping the community through ‘unprecedented times’ caused by the coronavirus crisis.
The authority says it will consider giving financial support to local organisations working to aid the delivery of frontline services to those facing isolation or hardship.
It normally makes the five-figure sum available each year and applicants can bid for up to £1,500.
Funding is awarded to projects and initiatives ‘of direct benefit to the residents of Exmouth’.
The council usually considers applications at meetings of its finance committee in May, August, November and February.
But now the coronavirus crisis has seen it pledge to consider requests on an ‘an urgent-needs basis’ from any group working to assist the community.
Councillor Alex Sadiq, chairman of the council’s finance committee, said: “Supporting our local voluntary organisations is absolutely a key priority for us right now – these are unprecedented times and we are here to help them through this period where they are doing so much to support our residents.”
Application forms and details of criteria can be downloaded from the Exmouth Town Council website.
Anyone who requires any further information can contact town clerk Lisa Bowman by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.