£125,000 available for community projects

Authored by LauraHew
Posted: Thu, 08/07/2014 - 1:20pm

Devon Community Foundation is delighted to announce that its Summer Grant Round is open with £125,000 available for Community Projects across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay helping to build thriving communities.

DCF reaches £10m milestone and welcomes new chairman

Authored by LauraHew
Posted: Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:31pm

Devon Community Foundation is celebrating having given more than £10 million in grants to over 6,000 projects helping local people in need across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay since its start.

Last year saw £700,000 in grants help over 55,000 people in need in the county. This year also saw the Foundation leap into action in response to flood and storm damage helping 119 individuals, 3 businesses and six community groups rebuild their lives after having been flooded.

Alongside this the Foundation has grown its endowment from £1.8 million to £4 million in just five years.

Charity appeals to supermarket customers

Authored by CEDA Exeter
Posted: Wed, 07/30/2014 - 9:05am

Supermarket customers will have the opportunity to have a go at table cricket when disabled people’s charity CEDA launch their new partnership with Sainsbury’s Alphington Road on Thursday 31 July.

CEDA has just become the local charity partner of Sainsbury’s Alphington Road. The Exeter-based charity find imaginative and creative ways to provide support services to disabled people, with a focus on independence and empowerment.

DCF to host awards with BBC Radio Devon

Authored by LauraHew
Posted: Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:49am

Devon Community Foundation are set to hold their annual Volunteer of the Year awards in October at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Exeter, honouring the hard work and achievements of the hundreds of volunteers contributing to community groups across Devon.

The awards will have an added element of excitement as BBC Radio will be broadcasting the awards live with David Fitzgerald as host for the evening.

Crimebeat supports local projects

Authored by LauraHew
Posted: Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:49am

In partnership with the High Sheriff of Devon and Devon & Cornwall Police, local charity Devon Community Foundation have awarded £16,850 to projects supporting people at the risk of criminal or anti-social behaviour across Devon and build safer communities.

Shape the future of your healthcare

Authored by NEWDevonCCG
Posted: Sun, 06/22/2014 - 8:07am

Dear reader,

As Chair of the Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group I wanted to invite you to get involved in shaping the future of healthcare in your community.

You may have seen coverage in the local media about potential changes to NHS community healthcare services in Devon.

Community services include district nursing, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, community hospitals, minor injuries units and more specialised services.

Police Partnership launches community awards

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:37am

The Devon & Cornwall Police Partnership Community Volunteer Awards 2014 will reward and recognise those who give their time to support local neighbourhoods to build strong and cohesive communities.

Previously DaCCWA held an awards ceremony each autumn to acknowledge and celebrate the activities of watch schemes, supportive staff and partner agencies. Crimestoppers was also integral to these events and sponsored a young citizen award for several years.

Exeter Respect Festival 2014

Event Date: 
31/05/2014 - 12:00pm to 01/06/2014 - 6:00pm
Belmont Park, Belmont Road, Exeter

This year's Respect promises to be as exciting as ever with a fantastic line-up of acts and activities taking place in Belmont Park from 12noon to 7pm on Saturday 31 May and from 11am to 6 pm on Sunday 1 June 2014.

Have your say over community services framework

Authored by NEWDevonCCG
Posted: Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:46am

NHS healthcare commissioners in Devon want to hear from the public after they published a proposed framework to ensure services are right for the future.

The publication of the report, ‘Integrated, personal and sustainable; community services for the 21st century’ comes after 12-months of discussions with public, clinical and professional communities about what patients really need.

Free kit 'Boxes' available near Honiton

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:19pm

Equipment for a wide range of activities is now available free of charge near Honiton following a successful bid by the town council.

The bid for £12,500 funded a series of ‘boxes’ containing kit for a wide range of activities, such as the film-making and screening ‘box’, including items like camcorders, laptops, microphones, projector and tripods.

This and other equipment is now available free of charge within the parishes of Yarcombe, Plymtree, Broadhembury, Honiton, Stockland, Upottery, Awliscombe and Payhembury.