Community Mutual Aid Groups & Community Businesses Connection

25th October 2021 - 31st March 2022

Community Mutual Aid Groups & Community Businesses have always played a vital role in supporting the most vulnerable members of our communities.

During the pandemic especially, they've shown amazing energy and resilience to provide vital help to so many vulnerable people in Devon.  

Do you run a community business? Maybe you're a part of a local volunteering group? 

We want to hear from you!

We are engaging with these groups to understand their concerns, ideas, needs and experiences. We will be feeding our findings back to local government, suppliers, key funders and decision makers to ensure that the voices of community groups and businesses are heard as we rebuild from the pandemic.  

Please contact to make sure your experiences are represented in this important research that will help to shape future support for the sector.

Join our focus groups!

Last year Devon Communities Together did some research to understand the impact Covid had on Community Groups/Mutual Aid Groups. The responses were very valuable and now we are inviting Community Groups/Mutual Aid Groups to an online focus group to see how things have changed, since the beginning of the outbreak.

Focus Group for Community Groups/Mutual Aid Groups

Community Shops Focus Group

take our surveys!

if you're involved in a community mutual aid /voluntary group, please take our short survey here

if you work in/run a community shop, please take our short survey here

Funder: Devon Voluntary Action is responsible for the Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF), the Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) from Devon County Council.