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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...
Devon Community Foundation has thanked Exeter residents for raising an amazing amount of money for the Historic Exeter Fire Appeal. The fund, which has raised nearly £19, 000 in total, has already helped individuals and small businesses to the tune...
A partnership of seven Devon organisations has secured a Big Lottery Fund grant to help Devon’s most socially excluded communities return to employment, education and training. The new programme, called ‘Positive People’, will help over 1, 300 individuals who are...
For the last five years, working alongside local charity Devon Community Foundation, the Royal British Legion have been supporting Armed Forces members, veterans and their families in Plymouth. Royal British Legion set up a Fund with the Foundation to...
The Healing Power of Horses Great leaders have recognised the power horses have to heal and educate humans. From Alexander the Great to Eisenhower and Winston Churchill who famously said: 'There is something about the outside of a horse...
WHEN: 29/11/2016 AT 7PM WHAT: £5* A TICKET WHERE: EXETER PHOENIX Our city stood in shock this month, as the much-loved historic centre of Exeter was taken by fire. In the weeks since, the council have appealed for support,...
3In partnership with Exeter City Council and Exeter CVS, Devon Community Foundation is establishing a fund to accept donations from the public and businesses in the aftermath of the terrible fire that raged in the much-loved historic centre of Exeter...
A Community Benefit Fund has distributed £8, 000 since opening for applications just a few months ago, helping to ensure the community receives support for projects that help to make a positive difference to the lives of local people. Two...
I cannot imagine what it must feel like to lose a child whatever the circumstances but reading the stories on Plymouth Crisis Care website, from those brave people prepared to share their experiences to help others, has brought me to...
On Saturday 10th September at the historic Exeter Cathedral, kindly supported by CCLA and Quilter Cheviot, Devon Community Foundation celebrated 20 years of helping local communities. Over 300 guests were entertained with performances from Isca Wheelchair Dancers who offer...