Communities

Community Engagement 

Many churches offer volunteers, use their buildings and other resources to support projects in their local community.

Community Audits

There are a range of tools to help you learn more about your local community. Please contact the Church and Society team  for more information.

Useful websites

About Time is a community project run at Stoke Damerell by volunteers. It offers free lunches for asylum seekers and refugees and all in need, followed by language classes. https://localgiving.com/charity/localgivingcom-abouttime

Ageing Well Torbay is a six year project, funded by Big Lottery, which aims to reconnect communities and reduce social isolation amongst the 50+ generation across Torbay. https://ageingwelltorbay.com/

Devon Churches Rural Forum supports the work of the rural church in Devon. It is an ecumenical body, chaired by the Archdeacon of Barnstaple. http://devonchurchesruralforum.org.uk

Devon Communities Together is an independent charity with over 50 years’ experience of community development work. www.devoncommunities.org.uk

Devon Community Foundation works with local organisations to address poverty and exclusion across the county through community development and grants: http://www.devoncf.com

Exeter City Centre Chaplaincy: http://exeterccc.btck.co.uk

Exeter Community Initiatives is a church-initiated community agency which runs a variety of projects in the city: http://www.eci.org.uk

Food Exeter is part of Food Power and Sustainable Food Cities to develop community food systems that are healthy, sustainable and good for the local economy http://www.exeterfoodnetwork.org.uk

Food Plymouth is a city-wide, cross-sector partnership of organisations and businesses working to support Plymouth’s journey to be a ‘Sustainable Food City’. http://www.foodplymouth.org

Growing the Rural Church: Launched in February 2017 by the Diocese of Exeter, the Growing the Rural Church project works with rural churches and their communities to help find creative ways to ensure growth and sustainability.

Peninsula Initiative Community Chaplaincy works with prisoners on release from prison: http://www.swcc-pi.org

Transforming Plymouth Together is joint venture between the Diocese and CUF (Church Urban Fund) to address issues of poverty and inequality in the city following the work of the Plymouth Fairness Commission.
https://www.cuf.org.uk/transforming-plymouth-together

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