Identifying and responding to unmet need within local communities is a key activity of TTVS. This work is done through enabling, encouraging, supporting and developing local initiatives as well as developing projects to fill unmet need and to support core work.

Current Projects

  • VelocityThe Velocity Project is an exciting new opportunity for all voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in Devon, offering fully funded training, support and investment until summer 2022.
  • Young Carers Connected - YCC - our exciting new venture offering tailored support to Young Carers and their families in Torridge, North Devon and Mid Devon.
  • Community Developers – Working with the NHS and third sector to develop projects that support social prescribing across the Torridge District Council area.
  • Financial Inclusion – Financial Inclusion is a project aimed at maximising the income of people aged over 65 in the Bideford area.
  • Home from Hospital - The Home from Hospital Volunteer Project supports people with no friends or family support on their discharge from hospital. The project helps reduce the fear and anxiety that vulnerable patients feel when they are discharged and return home after a hospital stay.
  • Older People Services at TorrAGE - providing a range of services for older people including befriending, social activities, gentle exercise, volunteering opportunities, informal advocacy and information for those most in need.
  • Older People Services at Supporting Rural Independent Living (SRIL) – helping older people living in some of the most rurally isolated areas in Torridge. Providing practical support for older people living in rural areas.

Case Studies

Our funders:

  • Torridge District Council
  • Lottery Community Fund
  • Northam Town Council
  • Bideford Bridge Trust
  • Bideford TC
  • BBC Children in Need
  • Devon County Council
  • European Union: European Social Fund