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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...
A blog from DCF Intern, Tamsin Vigar During my short time as an intern with Devon Community Foundation, I have had the pleasure of chatting to a wide range of people about the different types of community work they have...
Welcome along all to this July edition of our e-news as the nation takes its first tentative steps towards,  to coin a well-used phrase, a ‘new normal’. We at DCF are no exception– we have starting thinking about how/when and...
Meet Tamsin Vigar, a recent intern with DCF. We asked Tamsin to help us pilot the use of telephone conversations in lieu of paper-based end-of-grant reporting forms for some of our grantholders. The Covid crisis meant she needed to do all her work remotely....
As things start to change out there we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has made life easier for somebody else over the last few months. Whether you have just reached out to a neighbour...
By Jo Moulton, Content Creator For the purposes of this article I tried to imagine the path I would take if I was suddenly to become homeless. Now, lets make no mistake, this really can happen to anybody. And there...
Devon Community Foundation will be joining a number of organisations hosting a series of webinars looking at our futures after coronavirus. The sessions, organised and run by Exeter Science Park will run online every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and although are...
One of Devon Community Foundations partner programmes – Positive People is delighted to have its services back up and running after a short period of disruption due to the coronavirus outbreak. The programme, that provides hope, skills and confidence-building for...
Well, never did we ever imagine that the next time we compiled our newsletter it would be under quite such extraordinary circumstances. Whether you are new to our read or have been with us for a while, we hope we...
by Jo Moulton, Content Creator DCF. “The fear does not go, just because you have moved.”  Rising Moments Community Project Group There are many stigmas and preconceptions attached to domestic abuse. That much at least, is what we...
by Jo Moulton, Content Creator DCF. As a race, us humans have long been of the common yet equivocal opinion that women talk. There are jokes about it; it has long been a subject of throw away-satire that we are...
By Jo Moulton What can be more powerful than a charity born out of a personal event? An event so hard, that for the luckiest among us, our worst encounter with it will be a brief but mere imagining of...
Devon Community Foundation has set up the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund to raise funds for local charitable groups that are supporting the most vulnerable people affected by the outbreak of coronavirus. Through the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund, we...
Last night the National Emergencies Trust launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities to support those individuals suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. It was launched by the Duke of Cambridge with this address: ...