Council Grants

Thursday, 22 December 2011 11:12

The Commons Allotments Charity

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The charity scheme was approved and established by the Charity Commissioners in 1968. It is a small charity which owns circa 32.4 acres (circa 13.1 hectares) of land in the parish of Great Torrington.

The majority of the land is rented by a local farmer. The remainder is used by the Council as allotments for local people.

The modest income for the Charity comes from the letting of the land and from investments. Each year grants are awarded towards charitable purposes for the benefit of the inhabitants of the parish.

Great Torrington Town Council administers the COMMONS ALLOTMENTS CHARITY.  Each year the charity allocates its small amount of funds to locally based community groups. 

Application forms for grant aid during the year 2019/2020 are now available, please see attachment below or a paper format is available from the Council office if you prefer.  Please contact Charlotte Kirby, Office Manager on 01805 626135 between 9am and 1pm Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday or email her on

Please ensure completed applications are submitted no later than 12 noon on Thursday 13th September 2018.

Miss K. Chapman, Town Clerk

Great Torrington Town Council
Castle Hill
Great Torrington
Devon. EX38 8AA
Tel: 01805 626135
Thursday, 22 December 2011 11:11

Organisations in receipt of Grant Aid

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Great Torrington Buildings Preservation Trust


Great Torrington Cavaliers


Plough Arts Centre


Torrington Silver Band


Torridge Neighbourhood Watch


Torrington Friendship Group


Torrington in Bloom Association


Bickford Centre


Tarka Valley Railway Group


Torrington Heritage Museum & Archive


TorrAGE - Ageing Well


Torrington Men's Sheds


Citizens Advice Bureau


The Crier


Great Torrington Foodbank


Commons Conservators





Torridgeside Swimming Club


Torrington Craft Group


Torrington Police Amateur Boxing Club


Torrington Rugby Club


The Plough Arts Centre


Torrington Friends of Guiding


Torrington Army Cadet Force































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