How decisions will be made

The Exeter Community Forum has selected a Grants Panel, it is made up of the following members:

  1. The Exeter Community Forum Chairperson – Diana Moore or nominated substitute.
  2. Four other community members drawn from different organisations which are full members of Exeter Community Forum. They are drawn from different organisations and geographic areas of the city.

Current panel members for 2018 are currently being selected.

  1. The Exeter City Council portfolio-holder for Communities and Neighbourhoods, Cllr Phil Bialyk, or nominated substitute.
  2. The Exeter City Council Programme Manager for Communities, Dawn Rivers, or nominated substitute (non-voting member)

The panel meets three times a year. Our meetings are timed to allow decisions to be passed to Exeter City Council for ratification by the full Council

Organisations making an application to the Exeter Community Forum may be invited to make a presentation to the Panel, guidance for this will be given at the time the invitation is made.

You can download the full terms of reference for the Grants panel here: ECF Grants Panel Terms of Reference May 2016.


Please make a note of the current and the future grant rounds. It takes a while for decisions to be made so please consider this when you plan your project or are talking to other funders.

Grants 2017 are now complete for 2017 and applications will be invited in 2018.