Below are some handy references and links around volunteering, funding and opportunities. For great resources and advice for artists and makers across all art forms, our colleagues at Plymouth Culture and Torbay Culture are doing an invaluable job.

Do-it: Volunteering Organisation

UK national volunteering database


Volunteering awards for 16-25 year olds

Volunteers’ Week

Annual celebration (June) of the work that volunteers do

Volunteering Matters for our Community

National charity leading volunteering policy and practice

Disclosure and Barring Service

Information about DBS checks

Health and Safety Executive

Regulatory body for health and safety

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Connects, represents and supports voluntary organisations

Funding bodies with a focus on arts, health and wellbeing

Volunteering England

Support and resources for all aspects of volunteering

Devon Voluntary Action

Support for volunteers and organisations that wish to use them

Arts Council England

Support and funding for cultural organisations

Paul Hamlyn Funding Directory

Funding Directory for visual artists and composers

Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Project funding for the arts

The Fenton Arts Trust

Encouragement and support of the Creative Arts

Grants for the Arts

National Lottery open-application funding programme

Exeter City Council

Small arts grants, core funding and project funding

Arts Impact Fund

Civil Society

Where civil society organisations share knowledge and spread best practice

Information Commissioner’s Office

Information rights body

SW Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Resources and support for museums and art galleries