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 £
Hopper Bus 2011-2013Matched Funding – up to £7000 pa for 3 years6,100 
NT. Trainee Ranger, BursaryCountryside Ranger Trainee, spread over 2 years6,600 
Ham Play Area RegenerationContribution for shared costs with EDDC and STC10,000 
Stowford Comm. Interest CompanyNew Community Centre – for public multi purpose6,000 
FolkWeek2011 - Dances for a PartyTen Creative & Educ. work sessions with Sidbury & St. Nicholas (Same Head-Teacher).5,300 
FolkWeek 2011 - PierrotsEducating S. College & St. Nicholas. in Folk Arts, Dance, Drama & Song. Professional Tutors working with volunteers.3,600 
Sidmouth Town Band150th Anniversary. Commemorative CD + Book research  
1st Sid Vale Scout GroupRemoval of dumped Tyres1,000 
Ham MuralDecoration by children of wall at Fish shop, Ham225 
Sailing ClubTraining dinghies3,000 
Sidmouth Tennis ClubFloodlighting Project3,000 
Sidford W.I.Purchase of Piano Keyboard400 
Johnny Jack’s WarContribution towards production costs1,400 
Introducing Orienteering in Sidmouth schoolsProvision of maps and route markers & posts1,000 
BEEP (2 Revised)Second bird survey225 
Bulbs for the ByesCommunity wide approach5,000 
Sidmouth RN CentenaryOld Comrades Floral display3,000 
Sidford Social Hall (74-11)Photo Voltaic System4,500 
Armed Services TributeCommemorating RAF Servicemen stationed at Sidmouth1,600 
S,C,T,C&HAdditional Changing Room Capacity7,000 
Sidmouth ArboretumLaunch first world civic arboretum2,08569,020
Hopper Bus 2,000 
British Legion Memorial 1,250 
St. Nicholas School Trip 5,000 
Talking NewspaperStickers for Memory Sticks1,750 
Sidmouth Sailing Club Rescue Boat, One boat + 2 engines5,000 
G. Guides Camping EquipmentSuggest one plaque combined with HQ project 42-10t1,500 
AONB P.O.Hutchinson ProjectCultural 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 TilleyScout Jamboree Sweden500 
Sidmouth GigLocal sport amenity10,000 
Byes E E PEnvironmental project in Byes, Bio-diversity survey1,000 
Sidmouth Army Cadet ForceStandard & pole350 
The Arches Info. CentreAssociation with Museum - input for Interpretation15,000 
Sidmouth in BloomSea World 20114,000 
Sidmouth in BloomRaised Bed1,750 
Sidmouth in Bloom1,000 Daffodil Bulbs70108,952
Sid in BloomReservoir planters, Fortfield Terrace712 
Deepway Meadow Pond 1,400 
Sidmouth Twinning CircleBook preparation300 
Hopper Bus 2,500 
Parish Bench 2,000 
NL ObservatoryDome for New Telescope10,000 
Seaworld at Triangle 3,000 
New Delderfield Memorial 1,000 
Bulbs for the Byes 5,000 
FolkWeek 2009Training of local school children in Folk Music, Dance, and Folk Craft5,000 
Sidmouth Infants Wildlife Discovery 3,432 
Sid Vale Carnival ClubTractor7,00041,344
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