Thank you!

Open Daw relies on books sales, refreshment sales, our Supporters Club, grants and donations.

We thank all our supporters and especially the following external organisations for their grants to us:


The Incredible Fund for a grant of up to £500 to support Open DAW and Roots Community Engagement with setting up a bereavement support group in Teignmouth in early 2019.

Teignbridge District Councillor Martin Wrigley for £100 for solar lighting on a footpath (41) we have been campaigning on for several years.

Thanks to Devon County Councillor John Clatworthy for funding DCC works on footpath 41 – handrail and surface – not a grant to Open DAW directly but this funded improvements we have campaigned for, with local residents.

Dawlish Town Council to Open DAW and Dawlish Against Plastic for joint community litter picking equipment for beach and town litter picking.

Joint Litter Picking Grant


Co-op Community Fund (£2750) and Dawlish Methodist Church (£500)  for a total refurbishment of our refreshment area

Avivia Community Fund £300

Dawlish Town Council (two grants towards our printing costs and funding joint display boards with Assist Teignbridge, Dawlish Community Transport and The Strand Centre)

Cllr Rosalind Prowse Teignbridge Distrcit Councillor grant

Charity Bingo Night at the Langstone Cliff Hotel run by Jimmy Hill

Waitrose – nominated charity for a month

Grant from Cllr John Clatworthy towards the running of a commemorative WW1 poetry event for the Poetry for Pleasure Group


Charity Bingo Night at the Langstone Cliff Hotel

Grant from Cllr Richard Younger-Ross for six months of sessions of The Biz – cafe and information session for the self-employed in Dawlish and Teignmouth

Dawlish Town Council towards the cost of litter picking equipment


June 2015 we were one of three nominated charities at Waitrose Teignmouth.

Cllr John Petherick  – £400 to Open DAW from his Mayoral fundraising year in 2014-2015.

Charity for the year by Dawlish Friends.

Joint grant from four Teignbridge District Councillors for £200

Grant from Cllr John Clatworthy for The Biz – cafe and information session for the self-employed in Dawlish and Teignmouth


Cllr John Petherick awarded £150 for Open DAW to hold a Emergency Hardship Fund to help those in desperate need with a small amount of money

Devon Community Foundation awarded £960 for an IT project to be started in March 2015 increasing the confidence of older people looking for online information

The Co-op Community Fund granted a magnificent £1,800 towards a second IT project in 2015

Cllr John Clatworthy  arranged a grant of £285 towards the cost of some re-arranging of the layout in the quiet area.

Cllr. Rosalind Prowse also arranged a grant of £200 from Teignbridge District Council for purchases under stationery for replacement inks, paper etc.



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