Supporting small changes, which make a big difference to wellbeing – this is the aim of the Totnes Wellbeing Fund (TWF), set up three years ago by the Network of Wellbeing (NOW). We have a new round of funding available, and individuals and community groups with good ideas and projects to boost wellbeing in Totnes and adjacent parishes are invited to apply to the TWF by 6pm Friday 16th June 2017.
The Totnes Wellbeing Fund offers grants of up to £500 to help new initiatives, which preferably have not yet received external funding, and which could really enhance personal, community and environmental wellbeing locally in and around Totnes. Those wishing to apply can find an application pack and details of the eligibility criteria here.
A project recently supported by the TWF was the Totnes Street Games Festival, organised by Occupy Play. This Festival offered a wonderful opportunity for people to play, sing and dance together. You can check out some photos here. Inez Aponte, Coordinator of the Festival, says: "The Street Games Festival was a great success. It was such a simple idea - come and play in the street like we used to as kids - but it showed how much of a need there is to gather in our public spaces to play and connect. Inspired by the support from the people who attended and from the Network of Wellbeing I am planning more play events for the future."
Other previously-funded projects include:
- Dartington ReStore
- Totnes Squash Cooperative
- Dangerous Dads
- Castle Meadow Bee Group
- Magic Dye House
- Foxhole Community Garden
- Zest Physiotherapy
- River Dart Wild Church
- the Totnes Food Shed
Individuals and local groups with ideas for new projects to improve wellbeing locally have until 16th June to apply. NOW plans to select up to four applications for funding by the end of July 2017 and following this will invite further applications every six months.
For more information about the Totnes Wellbeing Fund, please click here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01803 849107. And please share this post with any others you think may benefit from the TWF, too - many thanks!