Exeter Connect

A voluntary and community sector service, providing support and advice to help community groups in Exeter develop and become self-sustaining.

What we offer

Exeter Connect is a voluntary and community sector service, providing support and advice to help community groups in Exeter develop and become self-sustaining. We want to ensure that local groups and organisations have the right support and tools at their disposal to grow and thrive.

We love supporting greater connectivity between group and residents, and celebrating and promoting community-led action and grassroots activity.

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Have an idea?

Have you had an idea for a group and want some help starting up? Or are you part of an existing group or organisation looking to develop further or make some changes? Whatever stage you are at, Exeter Connect can provide one-to-one mentoring, group workshops and activities or online support including, but not limited to:

  • How to start up a group, organisation or residents’ association
  • Structure and governance
  • Practical requirements of running a group e.g. insurance, DBS, GDPR etc.
  • Holding funds
  • Grants
  • Funding applications
  • Expanding your group
  • The role of trustees, secretaries, treasurers
  • Organisational health checks