Grant Awards

Keith Owen Fund Grant Awards

Over £740,000 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 £
Sidmouth Parish Church Piano workshop 400  
Sun, Sea & Books Festival Poetry events 650  
Friends of The Byes Tree & wildflower development 549  
Sidmouth Surf Lifesaving Club Longest Day Ocean Challenge 2,000  
Sidmouth Town Council Sidmouth Hopper 5,000  
Sidford Tennis Club Clubhouse Improvements 2,000  
Sidmouth College Music Dept Folk Week performance 1,950  
Sidmouth Walking Festival 2017   1,000  
Sidmouth Gig Rowing Club New gig pilot boat 15,000  
Sidmouth Twinning Circle Reprint of Sidmouth book 180  
Sidmouth Science Festival Sid Science Festival Balloon Project 3,050  
SVA Publications committee Sidmouth Spotting book 745  
Sidbury Cricket Club New roller 2,540  
Sid Vale Carnival Club Tractor 7,000  

Sidmouth Arboretum

Tree Trail Leaflets 700  
Sid Valley Bat Project Survey equipment 921  
National Trust Volunteer ranger training 4,100 47,785
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 Support to festival 500  
Sidmouth Primary School Outdoor Learning Development Courses: 50% matching costs 1,440  
Sidmouth Walking Festival 2016 Support to festival 500  
Sidmouth Literary Festival Sun, Sea, and Books school chidren's events 630  
Sidmouth Sailing Club New dinghies, fees for new instructors training. 50% match-funded 3,225  
Sidmouth in Bloom 2016 3D planting, floral displays, & maintenance. 50% match-funded 10,750  
Sidmouth Surf Lifesaving Club Rescue boards and radios 2,874  
Sidmouth Parish Church Queen Victoria's window restoration 20,000  
Sidmouth Netball Club New junior netball setup 2,000  
Sidmouth Rugby Club Pitch maintenance equipment 6,425  
Sidmouth in Bloom 2017 Town Campaign 10,850  
Sidmouth Drill Hall Hub Net Flicks at Sea Fest 2017 9,150 73,574
SVA Headquarters Trumps refurbishment 60,000 133,574
VGS Climate Week 2015 Climate Week: 50% 500  
Sidmouth Sea Fest Sidmouth Drill Hall Hub CIC: Hire marquee 2,000  
Sidmouth Science Festival 2015 Festival 2,000  
Million Bulbs Project Budget 25,000  
Sidmouth In Bloom Third Tranche Ref 158-14: Matched Funding 10,300  
Sidmouth .Folk Festival 2015 support for 6 projects 8,740  
Sidbury Cricket C Pavilion renovation up to 80% of costs 8,500  
Sidmouth .Surf Lifesaving C New Surf boards (x3) inc Vat 3,240  
S. Gig Club Rowing machines & Life jackets. Match:50%; 1,950  
Kennaway House Sun, Sea & Sand Literary Event: Matched-funding 250  
Parish Church Restoration Phase 2,Heritage Windows & Stonework:Matched-funding 9,000  
Sidmouth College, Ten Tors Team Team Tent: Match Funding 750  
Sidmouth AFC Clubhouse Extension:Up to 80% Matched Funding 20,000 92230
1st S. Brownies Support costs for 2014 Centenary celebrations 600  
All Saints Church Toddler Group new facility 1,500  
Surf life-saving Club New Equipment, instructor training, gear trailer 5,389  
Friends of Salcombe Regis Ch. Church Masonry Conservation. 3,000  
Sidmouth Drill Hall CIC Matt Booth : One Day Sea Festival. Match-funded 1/4:3/4 900  
Valley of a Million Bulbs(2) Continuing Bulb Planting project 38,000  
Sidmouth Hopper Public Service. Matched funding over 3 years. Annual review based on business. 2014:£7500; 2015:£7500; 2016:£7500 22,500  
FOTB Wild Flower Seeds Planting in NT Sid Meadow 640  
Science Festival Support 4,000  
Folk Festival Support 9,000  
Sidmouth Meth Church Audio upgrading and installation. Matched-funding 2,922  
Majorettes Performance Costumes - Matched Funding 2,365  
Sidmouth in Bloom Second Tranche for 2014 9,110  
2nd Sidford Brownies Support costs for 2014 Centenary celebrations 250  
NT Restoration & Conservation Salc Hl, Access to beach, Peak Hill. Over 3 yrs 29,700:£6500(2014),£19,200 (2015),£4000 (2016) 6500  
Sidmouth Scouts 2nd Phase 25,000  
Kennaway House Landscaping £125  
Sidbury Football Club Improvement of facilities at Sidford: 80% grant 2,200  
Beacon Health Centre Garden environment: 1st Tranche 5,500  
Sidmouth Arboretum Completion of 2014 Tree Survey 1,920  
Sidmouth. Town Junior Vikings Grass mower: 80% grant 1,500  
Sidford Wildlife Garden Match-funded up to 16,500  
Sidmouth Hospital Comforts Fund Large plant pots for courtyard display 300  
Sidmouth Guides Hall Replacement of Heating boiler. Matched-funding 2,900  
Sidmouth Parish Toddlers New Toys 600  
Parish Church Tower Heritage Restoration - 1st stage 5,500 168,721
Civic Arboretum Development costs, (leaflets, Annual Tree Day, Science Festival, plant labels, etc.) 2,204  
Sidmouth Rugby Club Improve drainage & playing surfaces to pitches. Matched 20,000  
Sidford Methodist Church Car parking Matched funding 4,750  
Science Festival Awareness of Science and how it affects us daily 4,000  
FolkWeek Festival 3 out of 4 projects 8,000  
Sidmouth Scouts Assoc. Phase 1: Power provision and legal costs 16,000  
Sidbury PS Outdoor Learning 5,000  
Sidmouth College The Keith Owen Media Suite - Matched funding up to 12,000  
Sailing Club Development Plan - Matched Funded 2,950  
Sidbury Tree Trail (Aboretum) Restoration of defunct FP to enable completion of Tree Trail 3,000  
Ashley Rose Gardening project to mentor & build self-confidence in others 200  
Sidmouth Lifeboat Back-up boat - Matched Funding/td> 7,100  
Red Lion Community Centre Publicity Campaign to save the Red Bull Inn - Matched Funding 3,000  
Sidford Pre-School Enhance community facility 905  
Primly URC Hall Kitchen Refurbishment 4,707  
All Saints Hall Improvement of seating - Matched Funding 1,500  
Sidmouth Majorettes Training & Recreation new Sidmouth group - Matched Funding 4,000  
Sid Vale Sharks Swim. Club I-pads, cases, stop-watches, equipment, etc 695  
Bursary: National Trust training Apprentice training for Country-side skills 3,500  
Arboretum Survey, planting, leaflets, events 3,930 116,441