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
Occupy the Airwaves, Dreadnought South West: A unique community radio event for Exeter to celebrate International Women’s Day. For one day women and girls from across the city were invited to broadcast and learn how to work in a radio station. The overall intention, in partnership with Phonic FM & Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre, was to create a community around the event of women and girls from Exeter.
St Thomas Festival – A local community festival in St Thomas was awarded a Ward Grant to celebrate its vibrant diversity and put on exciting features such as live music, performances, demonstrations, fresh food and drink, sports, games, arts, crafts and workshops. This helped create a buzz in the local area and convince more people to get involved through volunteering for their local community.
Friends of Mincinglake Orchard – This green space group was awarded a grant to organise an event ran by local volunteers to use the apple crop for pressing juice, baking and other ideas for using apples in fun and creative ways. The grant has helped fund equipment, venue hire and refreshments.
Art Week Exeter is the city’s art festival, taking place in May. The festival celebrates the diversity of Exeter’s arts and culture community with a wide-range of exhibitions, events, talks and workshops taking place across the city.
Exeter Street Arts Festival - Exeter’s streets are brought to life on the August bank holiday weekend with a free celebration across the city centre throughout the day. They promote the artistic talents of Exeter’s creative community and fill our city streets with colour and sound.