2014 Rural Futures Conference

Event Date: 
25/09/2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Exeter Racecourse

You are invited to join us at our annual conference:

Rural Renaissance - shrinking state and blooming communities

On the Soap Box
A range of vibrant speakers discuss issues that are important to rural communities

The Village
Find out about services, advice and support that the Community Council of Devon can offer you

The Market Place
Visit a range of businesses and organisations demonstrating and trading their goods and services

Pop-up restaurant to pop up again

Authored by PMM_2014
Posted: Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:39am

The Real McCoy customers and Pickle Shack pop-up restaurant regulars were treated to an indulgent dining experience in the quirky surrounds of McCoy’s Arcade. With a tapas theme, cocktails galore and music from raucous Klezmer influenced band Hazaar the night was an overwhelming success. Pickle Shack is set to return to The Real McCoy on Saturday 25th October.

Teenager witnessed 'horrific scene' following collision

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:53pm

A teenager has told The Exeter Daily how she witnessed the horrific scene following the accident in which a 12-year-old boy died.

The girl, who has asked not to be named, said she was returning from work when she saw paramedics treating the boy.

She said: “There was a lot of commotion and emergency vehicles on the scene, and they had put a large white sheet to cover up what was going on.

“I’ve never seen anything like that  before so it must have been pretty horrific.”

Exeter filmmaker needs your support

Authored by PMM_2014
Posted: Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:51pm

Filmmaker in Residence at the Exeter Phoenix and Founder of Puny Gods Pop Up Cinema, David Salas, needs your support for latest project - The Emotional History of Places - a film about the potential for important moments to occur in nondescript places.

To realise this film Salas needs both your stories, and crucially, your votes.

#ProjectFilmSupply is about helping winning filmmakers bring their ideas of short films to life, public voting for favorite film concepts closes on the Monday 1 September.  

New Venue for Social Media Cafe

Authored by Mandy Pearse
Posted: Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:41pm

The Riviera Cafe Bar in Teignmouth is the new host for the Teignmouth and Dawlish Social Media Cafe being held on Wednesday 3 September. Social media experts will be gathering upstairs at the venue to support local businesses and community organisations.

The social media cafe runs from 5pm to 7.30pm and provides a free drop-in event where people can pick up tips and hints on using social media, ask questions, meet other like-minded people over a cup of coffee or a beer.

Students treat Devon's young carers to summer adventure holiday

Authored by Students' Guild
Posted: Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:24pm

Young carers from Exeter, East Devon and Teignbridge have been treated to a grand Summer Adventure thanks to student volunteers from the University of Exeter Students’ Guild volunteering group, Community Action.

Running from 4-15 August, 70 young carers aged between eight and 15 are enjoying a welcome break from the challenges and responsibilities of their daily lives and the chance to make friends with other youngsters.

£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.