Voice and Influence
Devon Voluntary Action (DeVA) aims to provide a strong voice for the sector in Devon and to help groups and organisations provide evidence of their value and impact.
One of the ways in which the voice of the sector is heard is through the Voluntary Voice programme. Voluntary Voice is the process through which representatives from organisations obtain their mandate to speak on behalf of the sector on various strategic partnerships.
For more information on the programme including details of the stategic partnerships, mandated representatives and the latest reports see our Voluntary Voice page.
Sector Facts and Figures.
Devon Voluntary Action (DeVA) has publishes a series of on-going reports on the Voluntary and Community Sector in Devon.
Evidence for the information contained in the reports is based on that which DeVA collects through our ongoing work with voluntary groups, not for profit organisations, community groups and social enterprises throughout the county, supplemented by The Charity Commission and other sources.
DeVA has information on 4,185 not for profit groups based in or providing services in Devon. The Charity Commission has 3,813 Devon charities registered.
The reports are intended to be a useful source of information for Stautory Agencies and the voluntary sector providing background information and evidence to support the on-going development of services.
Third Sector Overview of Devon 2014
This first report provides a profile of the voluntary sector in Devon and the contribution it makes to the economy.
This is intended to be a useful source of information for Stautory Agencies and the voluntary sector providing background information and evidence to support the on-going development of services.
DeVA Supporting Devon 2014
This is the second report in the series and it looks at the different support needs of the voluntary sector in Devon.
This report shows how the services provided by DeVA and its partners support organisations and groups across Devon and how, depending on the size of the group, that support varies. This report builds on our first report the Third Sector Overview of Devon (2014).
Third Sector Overview of Devon 2016
This is the third report in the series and it provides an update on the profile of the sector in Devon and highlights differences since the first report issued in September 2014.
The changes shown in this report reflect DeVA’s continuing commitment to understanding the not for profit sector in Devon. The higher numbers of organisations compared to the 2014 report is partly because of DeVA’s increased knowledge of the sector and more accurate intelligence as well as our work supporting new groups to develop.
For more information and to download a copy of the reports see our Sector Facts and Figures page here.