All organisations and projects supported by grants must benefit the community, the local economy or the residents of the North Devon district and should be able to show evidence of need and local support when making an application. In most cases grants are only given to voluntary or community organisations operating on a not for profit basis. Organisations applying for a CCG must:

⦁ have a recognised legal status such as a formal constitution, standing orders or deed of trust
⦁ have a clear democratic management structure, eg a committee consisting of chairman, secretary, treasurer etc
⦁ be legally able to carry out the activities, which should be primarily for the benefit of residents of North Devon
⦁ where appropriate, have and monitor policies and practices that safeguard children and vulnerable adults
⦁ be financially viable, have clear financial controls and provide annual accounts
⦁ provide evidence of project costs, in the form of quotes or similar