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For over two decades we’ve been gathering in depth knowledge of the problems and aspirations of our communities which we use to develop and deliver our strategy of maintaining and building upon a critical mass of small local organisations, often...
Historic Exeter Fire Appeal Collective philanthropy provides donors with the opportunity to pool their resources under a common cause, theme or geographic area. At the end of October 2016 a devastating fire destroyed the oldest hotel in the UK: the...
My mission is to increase the impact of local philanthropy for Devon. If you’re feeling inspired by what you have seen, and are looking for a way to make a difference, there are many ways to get involved: Individuals and...
UK Community Foundations is partnering with advertising agency M&C Saatchi to deliver over £1million in grants as the first part of a major Home Office initiative to counter extremism. In Britain, each one of us is free to live the...
In 2016 thanks to generous donations we were able to fund 147 local projects by investing £495, 556 in grants, helping to support 58, 539 people in need. We’re always looking to support new and interesting work, so if you’re...
In 2016 Devon Community Foundation (DCF) celebrated a real milestone: 20 years of fostering a culture of giving across the county helping to build and maintain thriving communities. It is the work of the organisations we invest in that help...
I am absolutely passionate about recycling, repurposing, upcycling and any other form of reuse - my home is a testament to that. A lot of our furniture is family pieces, which we treasure, or secondhand. It is so much more...
North Devon Farmers, John and Susanne Tucker, have decided to create a charitable fund with local charity Devon Community Foundation in order to help support their neighbourhood now, and forever. Thanks to the income generated by wind turbines on their...
Blundell’s School in Tiverton set up a fund with Devon Community Foundation in 2009, to support community work locally forever. This year they had £4, 500 available to give away to community projects making a real difference. Working alongside the...
Care to join a conversation around supporting Devon community groups and changemakers working to reconnect people with nature? Devon Community Foundation is joining forces with local partners to launch a new fund dedicated to this mission. A special event held...
In a previous blog I wrote about the effects of social isolation for the elderly but this is a massive issue in rural communities, which is far reaching. It effects many other groups including the young, where social isolation can...
Devon Freemasons has donated £7, 500 to Devon Community Foundation to help support people in need across the county. Last week the Chief Executive DCF, Martha Wilkinson was delighted to be presented with the cheque by Ian Kingsbury, the Provincial...
Theresa May’s recent ‘shared society’ speech was important for a number of reasons. Firstly, she chose to make her first major speech of the year to an audience of charity professionals at the Charity Commission. Secondly, she spoke of her...
  Firstly I must apologise for not having written this in December but I have had my own family tragedy to cope with. So here I am on a grey, wet, cold, miserable winter’s day, feeling a bit sad and...
A fund set up by a generous Torridge family to support community work continues to transform local people's lives, distributing nearly £24, 000 in the last year to 16 deserving groups. Will and his family, who have chosen to stay...