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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...
Devon Community Foundation has achieved the latest Quality Accreditation Award from UK Community Foundations (UKCF), the national network for all accredited Community Foundations across the country.  Devon Community Foundation has been successful in gaining Quality Accreditation since it was first...
  To get a sense of the work South Hams Lifestyles does I went to the gallery on their website and I was lifted by the warm faces smiling back at me. What also struck me was the number of...
Time and time again when I read about the groups that DCF support there are reoccurring themes. Whether it is the elderly, people with dementia, veterans, LGBT, youth clubs, all are subject to social isolation because of their situation. Groups...
With great sadness we have seen Hurricane Harvey’s numerous devastating effects on families and businesses. In response, it is fantastic to see a Community Foundation doing what Community Foundation’s do best: channelling support from those who can and want to...
Devon Community Foundation, Somerset Community Foundation and UnLtd are inviting anyone who is interested in helping older people to register for an open event where they can discuss their ideas and learn more about available funding. The networking session, which...
As a Community Foundation building endowment is a key strategy for growth, providing a resource for the people of Devon, for now and for the future. Donors who invest in endowment have the pleasure of knowing their gift will continue...
A North Devon Community Benefit Fund has distributed over £30, 000 since opening for applications earlier this year. The funding ensures the community receives support for projects that help to make a positive difference to the lives of local people. ...
I recently went to Exeter Pride - what a joyful event! There are just not enough colours in the LGBT rainbow logo to cover the celebration of diversity from the utilitarian uniforms of the LGBT Police Association, enhanced with their...
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...