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On the 1st May 2009 I had my first day at Devon Community Foundation (DCF) and now, nearly nine years later,  the time has come to say goodbye. It was only supposed to be a job for the summer before...
Devon Community Foundation funding boosts opportunities for local people looking for work in Exmouth  With the UK Labour Market statistical bulletin issued this week by the Office for National Statistics, writing this blog seems very timely. Key headlines from this report: ...
An enterprising community centre is celebrating after securing an exciting new opportunity for their popular café. Exeter based St Sidwell’s Community Centre, affectionately known as St Sid’s, has been awarded the contract to provide canteen services for Liverty’s (formerly Devon...
5 Top Tips to Ensure Your Social Enterprise is Investment Ready Put simply, social investment is the use of mostly repayable finance to achieve a social as well as a financial return. A social investor hopes to receive their original...
6 things you need to know about… small and micro-community organisations Large and medium-sized organisations often dominate what we hear about the charity sector. But the world looks very different for small and micro organisations – so different, in...
Thanks a billion! Local charities make up the lifeblood of our communities. They make a daily difference to millions of people. That’s why Community Foundations are proud to announce, on Local Charities Day, that collectively they have...
Charities and social enterprises looking for help to become investment ready can turn to Devon Community Foundation (DCF). The Foundation recently launched a support and loan package for new and established mission led organisations hoping to grow. The initiative offers...
An initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Exeter has been recognised with a prestigious national award. Wellbeing Exeter has won a coveted National Health Service Journal (HSJ) award at a ceremony in London – the largest of...
There is a period of transition for young people through adolescence to adulthood, where they are vulnerable, especially those who are not supported by their family. Tiverton Market Centre is open five days a week for 48 weeks of the...
#iwill Programme Funding in Action Exwick Youth Council was created to help give a voice to local young people, helping them to be heard and encouraging their involvement in community decision making. They are empowered to be a bridge...
1, 040 people in Devon died unnecessarily last winter due to the cold 1 in 8 Devon households live in fuel poverty 1 in 5 rural Devon households are in fuel poverty A campaign to help the most...
At Devon Community Foundation it is important to us that we encourage learning and feedback based on the needs of those we support. We’re aware that many of the groups we fund are very small, often without any paid staff...
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and UK Community Foundations have published a report on the rise of donor advised giving in the UK, called ‘Philanthropy comes of age’.  The report aims to increase understanding about how donor advised funds can be...
A recent survey of social enterprises in the UK has shown that they’re leading the way in creating opportunities for our communities. The results revealed that 69% of those surveyed are supporting people from disadvantaged groups and 44% are employing...
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...