External Funding

A number of external funds are available to support different projects and initiatives from a variety of public and charitable bodies. The links below will help you to find what is available - either by pointing directly to grant providers or sources of further information. Whilst every effort is made to keep these links up to date please do check the current availability and criteria with those administering the grants.


Exmoor Society - Occasional small grants to local people and initiatives including the Pinnacle Award given each year to support young entrepreneurs in the area.

Exmoor Trust - Supporting a broad range of matters relating to Greater Exmoor, its inhabitants, ecology and environment. Includes the Carbon Neural Exmoor Fund for community sustainable energy schemes.

Exmoor Hill Farming Network – Support and signposting to funding support for upland farmers.


Heart of the South West – hub for business support provided via the Local Enterprise Partnership

Somerset Council - Business support and grants.

North Devon Council – Information on local grants and business support.

Devon County Council – Latest information on funding opportunities for business, charities and community groups in Devon.


The Royal Countryside Fund - Grants for projects supporting those that care for the countryside.

Rural Services Network Funding Digest - updated monthly with rural funding opportunities

Lottery Funding - searchable database of all funds provided by, or administered via the national lottery.

Funding Central - Searchable database of grants for community groups, charities and social enterprises.

Government business support - Government finance and support for businesses.