Grant Awards

Keith Owen Fund Grant Awards

Over £700,000 of awards have been approved and many projects completed since the awards began in late 2008. If you are a member of an organisation which seeks funding in whole or part for projects appropriate for the Keith Owen Fund, you are invited to apply. Have a look at the awards listed below, to show the scope of the Keith Owen Grant Fund.

Where appropriate a plaque will be displayed with the project. Here is a sample of the plaque that you will be seeing around the Sid Valley where the Keith Owen Fund has played a part.

Grants have been awarded to the following organisations:

Project Details Grant £ Annual Total £
St. Francis Hall Install Solar panels: Contribution up to 50% 3,970  
Sampson Society Memorial Stone: Match-funding 50% 1,260  
Sidmouth Climate Week 2016 VGS:50% of costs 500  
Sidmouth PS Outdoor Learning Development Courses:50% matching costs 1,440  
Sidmouth Walking Festival ‘16   500  
Sidmouth Literary Festival Sun, Sea, and Books 630  
Sidmouth Sailing Club New dinghies, fees for new instructors training. 50% match-funded 3,225  
Sidmouth in Bloom 3D planting, floral displays,& maintenance. 50% match-funded 10,750 22,275
VGS Climate Week 2015Climate Week: 50% 500 
Sidmouth Sea Fest Sidmouth Drill Hall Hub CIC: Hire marquee 2,000 
Sidmouth Science Festival 2015 Festival2,000 
Million Bulbs ProjectBudget25,000 
Sidmouth In BloomThird Tranche Ref 158-14: Matched Funding10,300 
Sidmouth .Folk Festival2015 support for 6 projects8,740 
Sidbury Cricket CPavilion renovation up to 80% of costs 8,500 
Sidmouth .Surf Lifesaving CNew Surf boards (x3) inc Vat 3,240 
S. Gig ClubRowing machines & Life jackets. Match:50%; 1,950 
Kennaway HouseSun, Sea & Sand Literary Event: Matched-funding250 
Parish Church RestorationPhase 2,Heritage Windows & Stonework:Matched-funding9,000 
Sidmouth College, Ten Tors TeamTeam Tent: Match Funding750 
Sidmouth AFCClubhouse Extension:Up to 80% Matched Funding20,00092230
1st S. Brownies Support costs for 2014 Centenary celebrations600 
All Saints ChurchToddler Group new facility1,500 
Surf life-saving ClubNew Equipment, instructor training, gear trailer5,389 
Friends of Salcombe Regis Ch.Church Masonry Conservation.3,000 
Sidmouth Drill Hall CICMatt Booth : One Day Sea Festival. Match-funded 1/4:3/4900 
Valley of a Million Bulbs(2)Continuing Bulb Planting project38,000 
Sidmouth HopperPublic Service. Matched funding over 3 years. Annual review based on business. 2014:£7500; 2015:£7500; 2016:£750022,500 
FOTB Wild Flower SeedsPlanting in NT Sid Meadow640 
Science FestivalSupport4,000 
Folk FestivalSupport9,000 
Sidmouth Meth ChurchAudio upgrading and installation. Matched-funding2,922 
MajorettesPerformance Costumes - Matched Funding2,365 
Sidmouth in BloomSecond Tranche for 20149,110 
2nd Sidford BrowniesSupport costs for 2014 Centenary celebrations250 
NT Restoration & ConservationSalc Hl, Access to beach, Peak Hill. Over 3 yrs 29,700:£6500(2014),£19,200 (2015),£4000 (2016) 6500 
Sidmouth Scouts 2nd Phase25,000 
Kennaway HouseLandscaping£125 
Sidbury Football ClubImprovement of facilities at Sidford: 80% grant2,200 
Beacon Health CentreGarden environment: 1st Tranche5,500 
Sidmouth ArboretumCompletion of 2014 Tree Survey1,920 
Sidmouth. Town Junior VikingsGrass mower: 80% grant1,500 
Sidford Wildlife GardenMatch-funded up to16,500 
Sidmouth Hospital Comforts FundLarge plant pots for courtyard display300 
Sidmouth Guides HallReplacement of Heating boiler. Matched-funding2,900 
Sidmouth Parish ToddlersNew Toys600 
Parish Church TowerHeritage Restoration - 1st stage5,500168,721
Civic ArboretumDevelopment costs, (leaflets, Annual Tree Day, Science Festival, plant labels, etc.)2,204 
Sidmouth Rugby ClubImprove drainage & playing surfaces to pitches. Matched20,000 
Sidford Methodist Church Car parking Matched funding4,750 
Science FestivalAwareness of Science and how it affects us daily4,000 
FolkWeek Festival3 out of 4 projects8,000 
Sidmouth Scouts Assoc.Phase 1: Power provision and legal costs16,000 
Sidbury PSOutdoor Learning5,000 
Sidmouth CollegeThe Keith Owen Media Suite - Matched funding up to12,000 
Sailing ClubDevelopment Plan - Matched Funded2,950 
Sidbury Tree Trail (Aboretum)Restoration of defunct FP to enable completion of Tree Trail3,000 
Ashley RoseGardening project to mentor & build self-confidence in others200 
Sidmouth LifeboatBack-up boat - Matched Funding/td>7,100 
Red Lion Community CentrePublicity Campaign to save the Red Bull Inn - Matched Funding3,000 
Sidford Pre-SchoolEnhance community facility905 
Primly URC HallKitchen Refurbishment4,707 
All Saints HallImprovement of seating - Matched Funding1,500 
Sidmouth MajorettesTraining & Recreation new Sidmouth group - Matched Funding4,000 
Sid Vale Sharks Swim. ClubI-pads, cases, stop-watches, equipment, etc695 
Bursary: National Trust trainingApprentice training for Country-side skills 3,500 
ArboretumSurvey, planting, leaflets, events3,930116,441
Sidbury Ch ClockReplacement of winding mechanism3,500 
Sidbury CCNew Mower4,230 
Sid Valley Hort. Soc.Hire of Marquee spread over 5 years 2012-165,595 
Sidmouth CE P.S.Growing Together450 
Christine HardyPlay commemorating Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, etc1,500 
FolkWeekSchool & other workshops6,575 
Friends of Salcombe ChurchPrinting of Appeal leaflet for Conservation of heritage building400 
Science FestivalScience: its impact and relevance to modern life2,000 
Sidmouth GuidesDiamond Jubilee Visit to London500 
ED Petanque ClubEnhancement of playing area, Thorn Park, Salcombe Regis447 
Sidmouth CE PSTo raise money to lease mini-bus £4000 (2012)+ £4000(2013)4,000 
Sidmouth CE PSGrowing Together2,076 
NT Training BursaryCountryside Ranger 2012-133,300 
Civic ArboretumImplementation of web-site, leaflets, Annual Tree Day 20135,676 
Sidmouth in BloomFunding commitment £10K p.a - 3 years, + 10% p.a. increase12,150 
Stowford Community CentreSolar Voltaic Panels - Up to 75% matchfunding9260 
Methodist Ch HallKitchen Refurbishment7,500 
Sidford Social HallProvision of New Entrance Doors1,600 
Orienteering (2): J DysonControl boxes, map printing, plus survey Salcombe Hill2,000 
Friends of Salcombe Regis Ch.Re-furbishment of Lych-Gate Roof 2,00076,844