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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.

PLEASE NOTE During the coronavirus pandemic we relaxed our requirements for emergency funding to make the application and administrative processes as simple and quick as possible. However, our application process has since been reviewed and our latest guidance notes detail the documents that will need to be provided with applications going forward. We would advise that it is important that you read the available guidance prior to submitting any application as we continually review and adapt our processes based on the learning gained.

Please read our General Guidance for applicants first to find out all you need to know about our grants process and whether you are eligible to apply.


Please see the funding opportunities we currently have available by clicking on each grant below to find out more.

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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Made by Sport - Clubs in Crisis Fund

  This spring many of our community foundation partners are participating in the Made By Sport ‘Clubs In Crisis’ fund. Though Devon Community Foundation is not, if you are a eligible club or organisation is based within our area, you...

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DCF Community Grants

DCF Community Grants are designed to enable small, local, grassroots organisations across Devon to support, encourage and develop thriving communities. Applications of up to £2, 000 that fall within the following funding themes will be considered: Assisting families in...

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DCF Feel Good Grants

DCF is awarding grants between £2, 000 and £10, 000 to organisations in Devon that provide mental health support.  Grants will fund activity that directly supports individuals who are experiencing mental ill-health which is affecting their day to day lives. This could include...

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