How do I…?
There are many resources available for people who are interested in kick-starting new forms of community activity in their area. We have tried to provide easy access to the best of those resources. It’s a list that will continue to change, so if you think we have missed something that people in Devon would find useful, please let us know.
- Getting my voice heard
Alternative ways to deliver a service
The following information can be viewed here:
Engaging with other local organisations
Setting up a social enterprise
Setting up a community enterprise
Setting up a development trust
- Getting support and funding
Getting local people involved
Many grassroot community projects begin when one or two people take the initiative to involve other people over a concern, an aspiration or a new idea. The way projects take shape depends on how well they manage to enthuse and involve others.
The following information is based on approaches that have been used in Devon and elsewhere, by community engagement organisations as well as voluntary groups and our town and parish councils:
- Projects involving land and buildings
Developing a proposal
We are committed to helping communities make decisions, develop ideas and take on assets and services that we currently deliver. We want people to have more influence, choice and control over the way in which local services are shaped and delivered, to help communities and voluntary sector organisations develop and grow.
If your community is thinking of developing an idea, the following information and advice may be helpful to turn an idea into reality: