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.

The event is open to any business or organisation from Teignmouth, Shaldon, Dawlish and Dawlish Warren....

Students treat Devon's young carers to summer adventure holiday

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.

Trained and DBS-checked student volunteers returned to Exeter during the summer vacation to work in partnership with charity Westbank to provide time and...

£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.

For this round the Foundation are looking to support community projects mainly run by volunteers with an income of less than £30,000 pa which are helping to bring the local community together, with grants between £500 and £1,000. For those looking for grants on a larger scale the Foundation does have a limited number of grants between £1,000 and £10,000, but the grant must be...

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.

Diana Cole, one of CEDA’s directors said: “As a small charity, this partnership with Sainsbury’s will make a big difference to us and we really want...

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.

In 2013 BBC Radio Devon selected the Foundation as their Charity of the Year and together they raised nearly £37,000 helping local people to build better and more...

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.

Play Torbay, a charity committed to providing play opportunities for all children in Torbay, was one of seven groups to receive a grant. They were awarded £850 to address the disruptive behaviour taking place in the local neighbourhood as well as helping to bridge the gap between the older and younger members of the...

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.

We know that people are getting older and have more complex needs and, alongside this, advances in...

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.

Now, in conjunction with and supported by both DaCCWA and Crimestoppers, the new partnership wants to recognise and...

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.

Belmont Park will be covered in beautiful decorations produced by a range of schools, community and youth groups. There will be activities and performances representing every part of Exeter’s culture, which is becoming more diverse year-on-year, with something to see or do for participants of all ages and backgrounds. This year Exeter Respect been sponsored by many...