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Together with our donors, clients and fund holders Devon Community Foundation invests in strengthening local communities. We award grants to charities, voluntary and community groups in Devon.

The majority of grants we award are between £1,000 and £5,000 (with the average around £2,000) and we are particularly interested in supporting smaller community groups. 

Applying for a grant

We aim to make the grant application process simple and accessible for all local voluntary and community groups, regardless of size and professional fund-raising expertise.

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Community Food Programme

Over the summer, Co-op customers raised £1.5m to help those going hungry by buying items from their picnic range, with 20p per item being donated to the National Emergencies Trust (NET). NET are working with 46 local Community Foundations to distribute this...

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The difference we make

In 2016 our grants helped to support nearly 58,539 people across the county making an immediate impact on their lives now and leaving a lasting legacy for the future.

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Applying to the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS TO THIS FUND HAVE BEEN PAUSED FOR NOW. PLEASE REFER TO OUR FUNDING NEWS PAGE TO FIND OUT MORE. What is the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund? Devon Community Foundation set up the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery...

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Community Benefit Funds

********** GRANTS NEWS December 2019 ********** We’re excited to let you know that in the new year DCF will be reviewing the way it deals with grants. We’ve listened to our applicants and as...

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This section of the website includes helpful information and tips to guide you through the grants process, including: eligibility, exclusions and guidance notes.

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