The ins and outs

Find out more about the Foundation and how we make a difference locally thanks to the donors we work with and the groups we support by reading the stories of the people's lives who have been changed or let our films bring the groups we support and the impact they make locally to life. 

And if there is anything else you want to know more then please just get in touch!

Where the money goes

We have distributed £11,352,210 in grants to 3,789 groups across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.

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The voluntary and community groups we support give a hand-up not just a hand-out. Helping people to achieve things they never dreamed they could and making our communities better and more caring places for everyone.

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We support amazing groups making a real difference in Devon and have been involved in some fantastic events and projects please take a look!

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Bring people together

Diptford Computer Club in South Hams #bringpeopletogether Diptford residents have been running a computer club for years but had been struggling to find the cash to improve their equipment. A grant of £1, 384 has meant this much needed update...

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Enable disabled people

Plymouth & Devon Schools Sailing Association in Plymouth is #enablingdisabledpeople The Clare Milne Trust was established in 2002 by Clare Milne, who sadly died in 2012, with funds derived from her grandfather, A A Milne. Clare herself had a disability...

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Help people find and keep a home

So Fly CIC in Torbay helps people to #findandkeepahome There are many disadvantaged young people living within our county, these vulnerable young people are often at risk of sofa surfing or street homelessness. In 2015-16, 219 young people aged 16-25,...

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Offer training and work opportunities

Jigsaw Furniture Project in North Devon offers people #trainingandworkopps Having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life, helping to build confidence and raise aspirations, but many people are unable to access...

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Where the money comes from

We are working with more Devon-based donors than ever before and have a variety of grant making funds from individuals, families and businesses.

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What people say

Find out what the groups we fund and the donors we support on their giving journeys think about the Foundation.

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Assist families in need

Balloons in Exeter assists #familiesinneed There is nothing which impacts upon a child's or young person's life quite like the death of a loved one. Left alone to cope with traumatic loss can leave families struggling at the very time they...

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Develop life skills

Ready Steady Read in Mid Devon helps to #developlifeskills Ready Steady Read is a literacy project organised by the Rotary Club of Tiverton, for three local schools, helping children aged 5-6 to reach the required reading level for their age...

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Encourage safety and resilience

Amber Initiatives in Plymouth encourages #safetyandresilience Plymouth is a vibrant and thriving city, but like any other, there are also pockets of high levels of deprivation and inequality. In fact 21% of the city’s children and young people are living in poverty....

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Keep people safe and well

Pete’s Dragons in East Devon helps people #keepsafeandwell In 2015, after her 24 year old brother took his own life Alison set up Pete’s Dragons, a suicide bereavement support service based in East Devon. From experience of feeling the impact of his...

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Promote access to arts, culture and nature

Moor Trees in South Hams promotes #accesstoart,  #accesstonature and #accesstoculture It is often said that people have become disconnected from the natural environment. Even in relatively rural areas, knowledge and understanding of the countryside can be lacking. The proportion of...

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