East Devon VCSE support service

1st May 2023 - 31st May 2026

On behalf of East Devon District Council, Devon Communities Together are delivering a new CVS for East Devon to support, connect and strengthen East Devon’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.

We have consulted with VCSE organisations at listening events across the district, to understand their assets and challenges. From those listening events we have identified four areas of focus for support:

  • financial sustainability
  • volunteer management
  • business management
  • connecting and partnering

This service is providing advice, support and training for the whole sector in areas such as governance, training, funding and volunteer support. It also provides a co-ordinating service for the VCSE sector and local authorities in relation to wider campaigns and initiatives that may benefit from a multi-organisational response.

who is this service for?

  • VCSE organisations in East Devon
  • VCSE organisations supporting the communities of East Devon
  • Communities and individuals of East Devon

The DCT team are spending more of their days in East Devon and will continue to update and promote the activities and events via our social media platforms and in newsletters in order for individuals and organisations to meet and talk to us further to gain new insight, information or guidance. This is a core part of our co-design strategy in building local relationships and understanding locality-specific assets we can help communities to build upon. 

How can I find out more?

To view our training programme please visit our events page and follow the Eventbrite links to book


For any other queries please contact our team via eastdevonvcse@devoncommunities.org.uk or 01392 248919

We are especially keen to hear from you about the forms of training and support you are looking for, as well as any examples of success which we could capture as case studies and highlight to the sector. 

You can read the press release from when we launched the service here

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.