What people say

"Prisoners & ex-prisoners from HMP Exeter & their families are extremely grateful for your support. It has made & continues to make, a real & lasting difference to people’s lives.~ Changing Tunes"

"DCF's track record of developing partnerships with the local press & making grants within that setting made them well placed to be able to deliver. ~ BIG Lottery Fund"

"Thanks to DCF we are able to continue preventing homelessness across Mid Devon by giving housing advice, tenancy support & food & fuel poverty relief. ~ CHAT"

"Seeing first-hand the impact that such an inspirational project can have was utterly astonishing. I didn't know giving could be so enjoyable. ~ Donor"

"DCF feels so different to any other funding body; it feels closer, more knowledgeable about the geography & issues, more interested in us as a real live organisation with human beings working in side it. ~ Devon Rape Crisis Service"

"Our fund is a great way for us to leave a lasting legacy to the local community in which we live and also to see and enjoy the results of our giving in action every year. ~ Fundholder"

"In a rural area where opportunities can be lacking, this grant has enabled us to help local people reach their full potential. ~ Exbourne & Jacobstowe Community Association"

"UK Community Foundations use their local expertise & networks to help us ensure our smaller grants make the maximum impact in communities all over the UK. ~ Comic Relief"

"As we continue to be inundated with requests for support this funding is essential; it makes it possible for us to help people to help themselves. ~ About Time"

"The obvious choice was to donate to DCF as there was a guarantee that the funds would be used wisely. ~ Donor"

"Funding enabled us to hold holiday clubs & workshops for young people to learn about career types and setting up their own businesses. ~ Whiz Kidz"

"To give something back to the community we serve is fantastic & working with DCF we know that the money will reach the groups & organisations in the county who need it most. ~ BBC Radio Devon"

"The funding from DCF has helped us to put edible, healthy food to good use in the community. ~ Food in the Community"

"It’s a great way for us to help tackle local issues and get our giving to areas where its really needed. ~ Fundholder"

"Thank you for helping us, this support has made a fantastic difference & each & every penny goes to help the families in need directly. ~ Children & Families in Grief"

"What a brilliant way to give, some great charities to support, my only problem was I wanted to give to all of them. ~ Donor"

"I know the significant difference the Community Foundations have made in helping vulnerable people respond to a variety of challenges. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Community Foundations for such great work. ~ Rob Wilson, Minister for Civil Society"