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 are:

  • Kate Holmes, Park Life Heavitree
  • Su Aves,  Newtown Community Association
  • Annette Grahns, Digby Community Association
  • Jan Pearkes, ISCA Community Enterprises
  1. The Exeter City Council portfolio-holder for Communities and Neighbourhoods, Cllr Paul Bull, 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.

Deadline for applications       Grants Panel meeting     Decision by Full Council

12 noon 24th May 2017                            June 2017                      July 2017

Special guidance for this round: There is an overall total fund of £30,000 for community action and community collaboration grants available for this round and up to three capital grants  for buildings and equipment up to £30,000 will be made.

12 noon 29th August                  September 2017                     October 2017

Special guidance for this round:  There is expected to be a total fund of £30,000 for community action and community collaboration grants available for this round and up to five capital projects for community buildings between £30,000 – £50,000.