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The essential funding conference for voluntary and community groups in Devon.

WHEN - Tuesday 4th November 2014 WHERE - Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre

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? http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/transitionfund

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.


East Devon Council for Voluntary Service is a member of
NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action),
VE (Volunteering England) and NCVO (National Council of Voluntary Organisations)

Charity Number 1134611 | Company Number 7035905