About Us

Action East Devon is a company limited by guarantee (number 07035905) and a registered charity (number 1134611) with an area of benefit covering East Devon.

Our Vision for East Devon

Our Vision is of a happy and healthy East Devon where organisations, people and communities work together 
to ensure that everyone can lead full lives.

Our Vision for Action East Devon

Our Vision is a strong and independent organisation working collaboratively to find ways of improving health, 
wellbeing and quality of life in East Devon.

Our Mission

Action East Devon works with people, communities and organisations to develop solutions that improve health, wellbeing and quality of life in East Devon, particularly for our most vulnerable individuals.

We do this by:-

¨ Continually growing our understanding of East Devon’s people and communities

¨ Working with local people and groups to meet their needs

¨ Developing projects, services and partnerships that have real impact

¨ Encouraging and supporting voluntary and community action

¨ Supporting, promoting and speaking up for voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises

Our Values

Everything we do at Action East Devon is underpinned by our values:-

Our organisation:-  Inclusive; People-focused; Collaborative; Independent.

Our approach:-        Responsive; Quality-driven; Enterprising; Cost-effective.

Our people:-            Knowledgeable; Committed; Supportive; Empowering.

Our projects, services and contracts

Action East Devon develops projects and delivers services that address unmet need, improve wellbeing and provide opportunities for the people that most need support.

We collaborate with people who share our commitment to working with East Devon’s diverse population to identify their needs and help them develop their own solutions.

We acknowledge the strengths and expertise of those who run our projects and those who collaborate with us to improve health and wellbeing in East Devon.

Action East Devon works alongside a range of organisations including representatives from local voluntary and community groups and statutory agencies across East Devon.  We have over 530 registered organisations and over 300 volunteers registered through the Volunteer Centre.

Action East Devon works with a wide range of partners and its activities are supported by a variety of local and national funders and social investors. Our work with communities is supported by Devon County Council and East Devon District Council.

Additionally, we hold a range of contracts including Devon Carers.

Action East Devon's board of Directors has overall responsibility for the development of the organisation and its services. Our day to day activities are managed and delivered by a committed team of staff and volunteers.

Action East Devon is a member of NAVCA, NCVO and Volunteering England.

Our annual report can be found on our Services section.


Action East Devon is a member of NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action)

Charity Number 1134611 | Company Number 7035905