Mayors Fund joins the Torbay Lottery as another funding source for none profits and community organisations.
Just last week we got word that the Torbay Lottery had awarded 10 non profit organisations around Torbay a share of a £9,000 funding pot.
This week we’re delighted to hear that 32 Torbay Community and Non profit organisations have each benefited from a substantial funding pot thanks to the Torbay Mayors Fund.
388 Organisations helped over 4 years
The Torbay Mayors Fund, now in its 4th year has given out over £220,000 worth of grants and has helped over 388 organisations from around the Torbay Area.
Each applicant can apply for up to a maximum of £1,000 and have to demonstrate how this funding will be spent, used and how in turn it will benefit the local community.
Setup by Gordon Oliver and funded by half of his yearly salary, the pot of funding has helped local none profits and community based organisations achieve success on a yearly basis.
Mayors Fund successful applicants
The successful organisations for the 2018 Torbay Mayors fund are:
- Galmpton Pre School
- Brixham Hospital League of Friends
- Brixham Male Orpheus Choir
- 2 Mikes 1 Boat
- Fishstock Brixham 2018
- Brixham College PTA
- Lupton Potter
- Pride in Brixham
- Brixham Archers
- Friends of Clennon Lake
- Feline Network
- Paignton Darts Association
- Riviera United FC
- Barton Cricket Club
- Resident of Goshen Triangle
- Torquay Girls Grammar School
- Upton Bowling Club
- Torre Table Tennis Club
- Phab Torquay
- SWIM Torquay
- Torquay Bowling Club
- Holy Angels Pre School
- Cary Park Junior Tennis Club
- Torbay & District Lifeguards
- Over Family Carers
- Bravo Help and Hope Groups
- South Devon Athletic Group
- Sense Abilities CIC
- Torbay Stroke Survivors Computer Group
- Bikers for Kids
- Children’s Week
Normally there is a bit of an awards Ceremony for the event, however, Gordon Oliver said:
I am really pleased that so many worthwhile groups applied for the Torbay Mayor’s Fund. I am proud of the work they do for their local communities and this is my way of saying thank you to them. I’d also like to thank everyone who helped administer the fund this year for their hard work and support.
In previous years I have held a presentation ceremony for the successful applicants. However, this year I have decided to use all of this year’s fund to support local good causes rather than paying for a venue.
What the applicants said
We caught up with one of the successful applicants, Suzannah Jones from Sense Abilities CIC who said, via Facebook:
Sense Abilities CIC was set up by Suzannah in 2017 with the aim of making sensory accessible to all.
Thanks to the Mayors Fun, Big Lottery Funding & the Paignton Festival.
Sense Abilities now has a wide range of equipment to provide popup sensory environments in and around Torbay.
Boost Torbay would like to wish all of the community organisations every success for the future.
Find out more
Details about the Torbay Mayors fund can be found on the official Torbay Council Mayors Fund webpage.
2019 will mark the end of the Mayors Fund, as Torbay voted against keeping a mayoral system in place at the referendum in 2016.
The fund will be open to applications, again, in January 2019.