ILFRACOMBE Town Council has streamlined its community grants scheme.
Members voted on Monday to amalgamate the small and major applications into one process meaning all requests will be dealt with at the same time.
This is expected to make considerable savings in administration and council members' time. Ilfracombe Mayor Lynda Courtnadge said the new process would also benefit applicants as the revised paperwork has been designed to be as simple as possible.
Requests made via this year's small grant process will be decided at the council's December meeting.
The new scheme will require all applications to be submitted by December 1.