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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...
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...