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Key priority: Encourage Volunteering

We would like to support local community activities that encourage people to volunteer in their community or across the city.

Volunteering in your local community can have great benefits for both your personal health and wellbeing and also helps to build better, stronger, happier communities.


Projects that have been supported that encourage volunteering

Foodsave CIC Exeter University Community Fridge – This group redistribute perfectly useable food that would otherwise go in the bin, and recently set up a new Community Fridge on the University of Exeter Streatham campus, working with the University and local community to provide free, surplus food to students, staff and local households in an open, referral-free way. This project provided volunteering opportunities among students at the University as a way to boost CV skills, as well as reduce food waste and thereby carbon footprint.

Wonford Planters Laburnum Road mini roundabout – This is a local group that regularly volunteers in the Wonford area. One of their recent projects involved some planting at the Laburnum Road mini roundabout with durable sensory shrubs and alpines, and maintenance at the surrounding treas. In addition to volunteer engagement and visually improving the area, this project was also environment friendly as trees help with carbon capture.

LOVE Food CIC Exwick Harvest Feast – This project involved people bringing fruit and vegetables from their gardens and allotments which was made into a delicious meal by a team of volunteers. Before the feast during the afternoon, there were a range of other activities including apple pressing, and making plant markers and other crafts. The use of local, own crops helped in reducing carbon footprint in this project.


Our other key priorities

  1. Address Inequalities 
  2. Improve Health and Wellbeing 
  3. Get People Active 
  4. Support Communities Working Together to Address Local Needs 
  5. Encourage Volunteering 
  6. Improve Where We Live
  7. Support community-based arts and cultural activities
  8. Promote Digital Inclusion

When this content has been updated

Last updated 29 May 2024