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As a result of recommendations from the Devon Learning Disability Partnership Board, Living Options Devon is working with Devon County Council to create a new online resource for people with learning disabilities.



Hate crime can harm the very core of someone’s identity and whilst this may often be committed through ignorance it can also be associated with inherent hostility and prejudice. Action East Devon has signed up  ...


Action East Devon is looking for an individual with an understanding of the health and social care sector in East Devon from a public or private sector perspective to join our trustee team on a time limited basis.

As part of ‘Small Charity Week’, Action East Devon will be hosting a Big Advice Day providing a Drop-in Clinic and Telephone Advice Line on Tuesday 20th June for small charities, voluntary and community groups.

The Project has finalised their mental health training programme for 2017.

The Norman Family Charitable Trust, based in Fore Street, Exmouth, has striven to provide for the people of the town and the county for nearly four decades since the sale of the Norman Cash and Carry business. 

LLoyds Bank Foundation launches their 2015 Impact Report featuring EDVSA

EDVSA has received a grant of £40,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project to capture people's memories of life in Axminster during World War Two. 

EDVSA is extremely proud to present The Project’s second Annual Review & Impact Summary, for the period 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015.   

Much has been happening behind the scenes at Axe Valley Visiting Scheme and Forget Me Not Reminissence Service lately that I want to bring you all up to date. Some news is good, some uncertain, but all interesting, I hope!

Read the lastest news from The Branching Out Project

Launched on 20th July 2015, Volunteer Connect Devon puts people looking to volunteer in control allowing them to search for all the latest local volunteer opportunities simply and in one place. 

After many months squeezed into temporary accommodation, we are very happy to announce our move to the Younghayes Centre in Cranbrook on 1st August 2014.

Hundreds of people turned out for the ‘Our Place’ Community Event organised by Corena Ward of EDVSA and CHIC (Community Helpers In Cranbrook) on Sunday 29 June.


Welcome to your new look newsletter from Devon Voluntary Action (DeVA), we hope you will find it packed with useful information for you and your group. Go to Newsletter ..

The essential place to find a wide range of information about voluntary and community groups in Devon.



Want to influence change in your community?  Could you use the Sustainable Communities Act ?  
East Devon District Council wants your views!

Do you know a group of Trustees in Devon that inspire you and others?

On 10th October 2013, Devon Community Foundation will be holding our exciting annual award ceremony in Exeter to highlight the outstanding achievements of volunteers across the county.


Our latest newsletter VIVA is now available to read online.

CRANBROOK'S first community development worker starts her new role in the town later this month.

Corena Ward is due to take up the East Devon Volunteer Support Agency post on Monday, May 20, which will see her provide residents with day-to-day advice and support on a range of matters, such as bus routes, local services and on the progress of building works.

Staying Warm and Well in Devon will provide practical support for vulnerable and older people to deal with the adverse effects of winter. This support includes advice and help with heating and insulation, benefits advice and help with changing energy suppliers. The service can also help with emergency shopping, collecting prescriptions and essential heating repairs during the winter.

Devon Community Foundation, Trustee of the Year 2012, East Devon Winner, Exmouth and District Talking Newspapers.

Access to thousands of services and community groups across Devon in a single search

The Devon Community Directory


EDVSA (East Devon Volunteer Support Agency) is searching for a volunteer Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees at this exciting time, to help steer EDVSA forward.



Voluntary sector infrastructure organisations across Devon are celebrating the award of £400,000 from the BIG Lottery Fund to help improve the services they provide to other charities and community organisations across the county.

To celebrate Trustees Week 2011 DACVS (The Devon ‘Association of Council for Voluntary Service)  in conjunction with The Devon Community Foundation looked for a trustee who had made a significant contribution to their organisation and the community it serves in the past year. East Devon winner is Dr Claire Donovan, from The Poltimore House Trust.

The Voluntary & Community Sector needs to share its knowledge & experience with statutory authorities such as local authorities & the NHS. One way of doing this is through elected representatives.

The Transition Fund will help civil society organisations which deliver high quality public services adapt to a different funding environment during a period when they are at risk from reductions in taxpayer funded income.

Are you eligible?

Over the next few years, personalisation will bring major changes to the way in which the social care system will operate in Devon.

Increasingly, the voluntary and community sector is being encouraged to bid for contracts to deliver public services.

BT Community Connections is an award scheme which offers community groups
the chance to get online and help people discover the wonders of the internet.
If your group helps the community access the internet and improves people's
ICT skills, you could be eligible to apply for a year's free broadband.

The EDVSA Forum for the Voluntary & Community Sector took place here at EDVSA offices on Thurs 21 October 2010.

To read our Annual Report 2009 -2010

A BUDDYING project, which supports vulnerable adults, has received Approved Provider status from the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.
Sidekick, which is active in Honiton, has been recognised for its good practice in supporting people to get involved in volunteering.

We offer on-going training programmes relevant to the local voluntary and community sector through the year.

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

Charity Number 1134611 | Company Number 7035905