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 £
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
Hopper Bus 2011-2013 Matched Funding – up to £7000 pa for 3 years 6,100  
NT. Trainee Ranger, Bursary Countryside Ranger Trainee, spread over 2 years 6,600  
Ham Play Area Regeneration Contribution for shared costs with EDDC and STC 10,000  
Stowford Comm. Interest Company New Community Centre – for public multi purpose 6,000  
FolkWeek2011 - Dances for a Party Ten Creative & Educ. work sessions with Sidbury & St. Nicholas (Same Head-Teacher). 5,300  
FolkWeek 2011 - Pierrots Educating S. College & St. Nicholas. in Folk Arts, Dance, Drama & Song. Professional Tutors working with volunteers. 3,600  
Sidmouth Town Band 150th Anniversary. Commemorative CD + Book research    
1st Sid Vale Scout Group Removal of dumped Tyres 1,000  
Ham Mural Decoration by children of wall at Fish shop, Ham 225  
Sailing Club Training dinghies 3,000  
Sidmouth Tennis Club Floodlighting Project 3,000  
Sidford W.I. Purchase of Piano Keyboard 400  
Johnny Jack’s War Contribution towards production costs 1,400  
Introducing Orienteering in Sidmouth schools Provision of maps and route markers & posts 1,000  
BEEP (2 Revised) Second bird survey 225  
Bulbs for the Byes Community wide approach 5,000  
Sidmouth RN Centenary Old Comrades Floral display 3,000  
Sidford Social Hall (74-11) Photo Voltaic System 4,500  
Armed Services Tribute Commemorating RAF Servicemen stationed at Sidmouth 1,600  
S,C,T,C&H Additional Changing Room Capacity 7,000  
Sidmouth Arboretum Launch first world civic arboretum 2,085 69,020
Hopper Bus   2,000  
British Legion Memorial   1,250  
St. Nicholas School Trip   5,000  
Talking Newspaper Stickers for Memory Sticks 1,750  
Sidmouth Sailing Club Rescue Boat, One boat + 2 engines 5,000  
G. Guides Camping Equipment Suggest one plaque combined with HQ project 42-10t 1,500  
AONB P.O.Hutchinson Project Cultural Heritage project – shared with HLF,EDDC,DCC(over 3 years) 17,900  
Sidmouth in Bloom Fishes   3,900  
Cancer mini-bus   5,000  
Salcombe Regis Histories   1,052  
Rugby Club at Sidford   10,000  
G. Guide Sidmouth HQ Restoration   10,000  
FolkWeek Raising the Roots   2,000  
All Saints Organ   10,000  
Sarah Hill + Alice Tilley Scout Jamboree Sweden 500  
Sidmouth Gig Local sport amenity 10,000  
Byes E E P Environmental project in Byes, Bio-diversity survey 1,000  
Sidmouth Army Cadet Force Standard & pole 350  
The Arches Info. Centre Association with Museum - input for Interpretation 15,000  
Sidmouth in Bloom Sea World 2011 4,000  
Sidmouth in Bloom Raised Bed 1,750  
Sidmouth in Bloom 1,000 Daffodil Bulbs 70 108,952
Sid in Bloom Reservoir planters, Fortfield Terrace 712  
Deepway Meadow Pond   1,400  
Sidmouth Twinning Circle Book preparation 300  
Hopper Bus   2,500  
Parish Bench   2,000  
NL Observatory Dome for New Telescope 10,000  
Seaworld at Triangle   3,000  
New Delderfield Memorial   1,000  
Bulbs for the Byes   5,000  
FolkWeek 2009 Training of local school children in Folk Music, Dance, and Folk Craft 5,000  
Sidmouth Infants Wildlife Discovery   3,432  
Sid Vale Carnival Club Tractor 7,000 41,344
AONB Bat SurveyThird Annual Payment1,500 
Kennaway House GardenKeith Owen Memorial Tree Planted7,517 
Sid Valley Horticultural Soc.Display stands.5,000 
Cricket Club Thatch 10,00024,017