Seed Funding in Totnes Helps Wellbeing Projects get off the Ground

Funding wellbeing is a priority in Transition Town Totnes. Projects that are trialed here are then showcased online and copied around the world. The Transition Town Totnes Garden Share project was taken up by Hugh Fearnly Whittingstall and nationalised into a nationwide Land Share scheme that has been rolled out in other countries around the world.

The Network of Wellbeing believe that a person’s wellbeing depends on the wellbeing of the community in which they live and work, while the wellbeing of their community depends on the wellbeing of society as a whole, and the long-term health of the natural world on which we all depend.

They support an active network of people and organisations who care about wellbeing. The Network of Wellbeing offers a wellbeing fund of up to £500 to help new initiatives that could really enhance personal, community and environmental wellbeing locally. 

The Totnes Wellbeing Fund aims to support individuals and community groups in Totnes and adjacent parishes, helping them to turn great ideas to boost wellbeing into reality. This wellbeing funding is a small change can make a big difference.

They offer grants between £100 and £500 in two rounds each year – in June and December. They target – with very few exceptions –new initiatives, by groups or individuals, that preferably have not yet received other external funding, where a small, timely grant will unleash significant positive impact.

Green Lane Films was commissioned to make a film about the fund and what a difference it made in the town. Watch this video to find out more and be inspired to apply.

“A small amount of money can go a long way.”

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