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DCF are pleased to announce the reopening of it’s Devon Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund (DCRRF) today as result of the recent lockdown measures. In 2020 the DCRRF distributed over £1.1 million to small local charities and community organisations, to...
Thanks to a Food Programme launched late last year in partnership with Devon County Council, we were able to make a difference to some amazing groups in Devon supporting families with food parcels at Christmas. WE ARE NOW PLEASED TO ANNOUCE THAT...
Please note that Devon Community Foundation will be closed for the festive period from 5pm on Thursday 24th December until 9am on Monday 4th Jan 2021. Please find sources of support below if you are in crisis over the holiday...
Welcome to our final E-news of 2020. We’d like to start with an introductory fanfare from our metaphorical and tinsel-adorned bugle to say thanks to you for reading! Whether you’re new to our communications or we feel just like old...
We are proud to announce the publication of our Covid Report this week, sharing an insight into our activities over the past few months. The Coronavirus outbreak is an exceptional event unlike any other we have seen in our lifetimes....
Rent arrears precipice Written by Hannah Taylor 2.5 million households are worried about being able to pay their rent this winter, according to a survey of private and social renters in Great Britain by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. BAME people...
After sharing some of our favourite entries over the past few days, we are thrilled to announce the three winning photographs of our first ever community photo competition. We have been so excited to be able to see a snapshot...
A report by our Community Insights Team Around 14-15% of pupils (year 3 and upwards) in the South West are eligible for free school meals, whilst this is slightly better than the national average of 17.3%, a recent report by End...
We hope you are all well and coming to terms with the uncertainty of life, that in the last few months has become well…certain! We also hope, as the days turn cooler, that you have some good reasons to welcome...
We are proud to announce that as of the 8th October, DCF has distributed over £1, 000, 000 in Covid-related funding across Devon. The Devon Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund – providing support to groups carrying out work in direct response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Core...
DCF are delighted to have been working in close collaboration with one of its fund holders over the past few weeks to launch a brand-new funding-raising event for its cause. The Chief Constable’s Foundation are just one of the funds...
What does community mean to you? Who are the important people in your community? Send us your favourite photograph and you could win up to £1000 to support your group or charity! If you know Devon Community Foundation...
The Devon Freemasons paid a visit to the DCF offices this week to conduct what would be their 7th annual cheque presentation, with a difference. Considering recent circumstances, we were lucky and privileged to meet with the four...
Coronavirus, a Personal Perspective  At the beginning of the lockdown people were saying that we were all in the same boat. This is clearly not the case. We may be all in the same storm but we are NOT...
One of our responsibilities as a funder is to ensure that everyone has a fair chance to access our funds if they are eligible to. We understand that there are some barriers that come with being an organisation for and...