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Who we help

Over £500,000* raised for local causes

*Based on a minimum average of £10,000 each year since inception

Giving back to our local community

The Bideford Water Festival is organised by Bideford Rotary members and funded by local sponsors, including Bideford Bridge Trust, Bideford Town Council and Torridge Councillor grants. All donations received and proceeds from the event itself will go directly back into the Torridge Community. If you know a good cause locally that you think might benefit from some funds, contact us for a funding application form.

Here's some of the local organisations supported by the festival:

Do you know a good cause locally that could benefit from some funds? Please contact us for a funding application form.

Success Story

Raising £39,170 for Little Bridge House Children’s Hospice, Fremington

An international fundraising collaboration by Rotarians in Bideford and Germany has raised nearly £40,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.

Bideford Rotary worked with its twinned Rotary Club in Uelzen, Germany, and, with a grant from The Rotary Foundation, raised £39,170 to equip LittleBridge House Children's Hospice with a completely new, up to date communications system, and a specialist ‘Big Bed’.

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Success Story

How we banded together with local organisations to help with global water sanitation and hygience.

In 2023 Bideford Rotary worked with many organisations in and around Bideford, in partnership with Toilet Twinning which funds global water, sanitation and hygiene programmes, to twin 20 local toilets with much needed toilets in Africa, and Bideford was appointed a Toilet Twinned Town.

Toilet Twinning has been running since 2010. First, as a joint venture between NGOs Tearfund and Cord, and since 2015 as a fundraising source for Tearfund. They keep administration costs as low as possible, to make sure donations have the biggest impact possible for people living in poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries.

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