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Well, never did we ever imagine that the next time we compiled our newsletter it would be under quite such extraordinary circumstances. Whether you are new to our read or have been with us for a while, we hope we...
by Jo Moulton, Content Creator DCF. “The fear does not go, just because you have moved.”  Rising Moments Community Project Group There are many stigmas and preconceptions attached to domestic abuse. That much at least, is what we...
by Jo Moulton, Content Creator DCF. As a race, us humans have long been of the common yet equivocal opinion that women talk. There are jokes about it; it has long been a subject of throw away-satire that we are...
By Jo Moulton What can be more powerful than a charity born out of a personal event? An event so hard, that for the luckiest among us, our worst encounter with it will be a brief but mere imagining of...
Devon Community Foundation has set up the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund to raise funds for local charitable groups that are supporting the most vulnerable people affected by the outbreak of coronavirus. Through the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund, we...
Last night the National Emergencies Trust launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities to support those individuals suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. It was launched by the Duke of Cambridge with this address: ...
As of Tuesday 17th March and in line with the advice issued by Public Health England, we at Devon Community Foundation have temporarily closed our offices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  All staff are therefore working from home,...
Devon Community Foundation recognises that the covid-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an impact on civil society groups, and want to offer reassurance that we stand shoulder to shoulder with the sector during this time. We wish...
Last week our Board meeting had a rather special agenda, as at Devon Community Foundation we prepared to wish a fond farewell to our Chair of Trustees, Steve Hindley, who has stepped down after almost 20 years. Steve joined DCF...
Hello and welcome to your first newsletter of 2020! We've had a busy start to the year at DCF and have already celebrated the appointment of 5 new staff,  a new Chair of Trustees and a work birthday for Scott, our Philanthropy...
An interview with Dinah Cox “Once you open your eyes, you can’t close them again.” Dinah Cox and I are discussing the paths that have led us to this particular point in our lives. I’m not of course, referring to...
The Mohn Westlake Foundation was established in 2016… …by Marit Mohn and her son Stian Westlake following the sale of their stake in their family ship-pump manufacturing company, Frank Mohn AS of Norway. The Mohns are well known among Norwegians...
In 2010, in an interview for The Western Morning News, our CEO Martha said: Now seems like as relevant time as any to revisit her words because at DCF we’re launching a brand-new hashtag – the function of which,...
by Jo Moulton When you think about what a charity does you probably think about the end result of what their purpose is.  For instance, in a minute, when I introduce the charity that this article is about, your synapses...
by Jo Moulton Anything unknown in life comes with, I guess, a certain amount of expectation. Just because we are holding them here at work today, let’s use the scenario of going to a job interview as an example; you...