Below are some of the comments from groups about their experience of Devon Community Foundation:
"We are a small volunteer group raising funds throughout the year to use to provide community projects. Without the help of Grassroots Grant we wouldn't be able to achieve our aims in the community. We have noticed the community spirit grow in our town since we have given something special for everyone to be involved in and look forward to. Many thanks to Grassroots, we are very grateful for your help."
"All staff are very helpful and the work they do is first class. Thank you for everything."
"I think the work that the Devon Community Foundation do is amazing. It's a great way to get funding for a great cause."
"I have applied to a lot of organisations in my career and voluntary work and can quite honestly say that Devon Community Foundation has the most user friendly and encouraging system I have ever encountered. The staff are very helpful, charming and supportive."
"We could not have carried out our project without your help and it will make such a difference to so many. Your work reaches out to and helps the socially excluded."
"It's fantastic that you help such isolated groups such as ours, it makes a tremendous difference and is appreciated. We have and shall make the most of every penny - thank you very much."
"These grants make it possible for young people and others members of the community to make a difference in their local area. This leads to many people being able to take part in activities that would not otherwise be available."
"It is most helpful to find a funder willing to fund small projects and that is able to respond within a short period of time."
"You play an invaluable role in keeping small groups in the work they do - thank you."
"The aims and work of the Foundation appears to be meeting the needs of the community in terms of support and funding. It provides organisations and local activities, improving the quality of life for those benefiting from the support of the Foundation. We believe that the Foundation really makes a difference to many people."