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********** GRANTS NEWS December 2019 **********

We’re excited to let you know that in the new year DCF will be reviewing the way it deals with grants. We’ve listened to our applicants and as a result we’re aiming to make the whole process simpler, give decisions faster and put more focus on funding core costs.

In order for our busy Grants Team to get all this done they will be taking a break from normal grant making until a brand new procedure launches in the autumn of 2020 in line with our new and improved website.

We are now closed for new applications.

For applicants who are invited to complete Stage 2 of our application process, we will require these to be completed by Thursday 30th January 2020. Applications received by this date will be processed as usual, and be submitted to our grants panel for a decision on funding during February 2020.

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Individual grants
Devon Community Foundation manages a number of funds which are for the benefit of individuals. Applications must be completed by an application referee on behalf of the individual.

Our community grants
Devon Community Foundation distributes grants to not-for-profit voluntary and community groups, social enterprise/CICs and registered charities working to help relieve disadvantage and deprivation across Devon.

With our grants we seek to invest in genuinely good ideas making a real difference to the lives of local people, thanks to the generous donors who give through the Foundation. We support a wide range of causes across nine Thriving Communities themes:

  • Assist families in need
  • Bring people together
  • Develop life skills
  • Enable disabled people
  • Encourage safety and resilience
  • Help people to find and keep a home
  • Keep people safe and well
  • Offer training and work opportunities
  • Promote access to arts, culture and nature