Advice in East Devon

If you are based in East Devon and are part of a voluntary organisation you may want to contact Action East Devon  for help with your project. For more information phone 01404 549045.

Devon Funding News  

Devon Funding News is issued monthly and offers practical assistance with raising money for projects in the UK.  Devon Funding News is free and available monthly by email. You may, however, need to register first and receive a user name and password.

The Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has a tool to help charities find relevant support and help. It also shows which networks your charity could belong to to get more advice.

Google Grants UK

Google Grants UK is offering free advertising to Charities that share Google’s philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts. As a result of this free advertising many charities experience an increase in the recruitment of volunteers and sponsorship. Applications can be made at any time.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has launched a new web page specifically designed for smaller organisations, which contains information and advice on practical issues including funding and finance, employment, ICT, health and safety, legal issues and governance. For more information phone 020 7713 6161.

Free Legal Advice for Community Groups  

Thanks to a national network of volunteer lawyers, free business law advice is available to community groups, small charities and social enterprises that do not have funds to pay for legal fees via Lawworks.


ladder4learning offers information about training courses in the South West, advice on choosing the right training course, information on different methods of learning, access to the site so you can upload your course information, access to message boards to meet other organisations, discuss training and meet potential funding partners and offers free of charge downloadable resources. As well as the web-based services, there will be a dedicated helpline on 01225 792505 Mon-Fri 10am-3pm. Email:

The Institute of Fundraising

The Institute of Fundraising has launched a free to use online resource for volunteer fundraisers. The site is intended to offer ideas and answers to inspire and support volunteer fundraisers, provide guides on running various fundraising activities, and as a result increase the funds raised for charities.

VISIBLE Communities

VISIBLE Communities ™ is a national membership organisation supporting community associations, mainly community buildings. Any community group can get free advice, including advice on funding, from their telephone advice line on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings on 0845 8474253, and members get extra support services.