Devon Community Resilience Forum
Devon Community resilience forum live event 23 may in north devon
We had an excellent day at the Devon Community Resilience Forum event in Filleigh. People came from all over the county (and beyond) to learn about community emergency planning, whole of society resilience, how to write a good grant application and much more.
As part of our aim to celebrate Devon's resilience, 6 volunteers received certificates marking their achievements in making a difference to the local community:
Paul Bailey from Burrington
Chris Underwood from Welcombe
Di Mitchell from Lynton
Richard Bence from Welcombe
Tanya Hussell from Filleigh
Mick Gates from Welcombe
The overall winner was Laura Camp from Chudleigh. You can see some of her achievements in bringing the community together and helping those in need on her Facebook page.
Devon Community Resilience Forum Filleigh Event Presentations
apply now for grant funding for 2022/23!
Apply now if:
- You are preparing a community emergency plan or
- You have recently submitted a community emergency plan and need practical help to implement it eg small scale works and equipment
what is the devon community resilience forum?
Devon Community Resilience Forum supports communities to develop their community emergency plan; a document that guides community response in an emergency and helps communities to prepare. Community emergency plans are also uploaded to a secure website where they can be viewed by the emergency services, if there is an emergency in your community they will be able to view your plan and understand how the community may already be responding, where there is high risk, and what resources the community has.
Alongside supporting plan development we run twice yearly forum events to help increase your local resilience and network with other communities (the spring/summer event will be in-person and the winter event online).
A Community Reserve Volunteer is anyone who wants to help their local community if a large incident should occur, but is perhaps unable to commit to regular volunteering. No specialist skills are required and the volunteers can decide whether to respond to an incident on a case-by-case basis.
- Click here to access a range of Resilience Forum Resources including case studies, guidance, templates, and the Devon Community Resilience Forum newsletters.
- Grant funding for emergency flood resilience
Devon County Council and Devon Communities Together are pleased to announce a further opportunity to apply to our “fast Track” Devon Community Resilience Fund.
- Property Flood Resilience Funding Scheme
Devon County Council is committed to increasing community resilience in Devon and is supported by DEFRA to deliver property level resilience measures.
- Emergency Plans in Devon
Have you completed yours? Take a look who has, then look at our help guides and templates to get yours started or finished.
- Home Emergency Planning
Are you prepared for flooding or another emergency event? Do you have a clear plan for your home and family?
Devon and Cornwall Police Community Resilience Grant Crowdfund
The Devon & Cornwall Police under its Community Resilience Fund supports local projects that aim to increase community resilience and help to support vulnerable people in our communities. Visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/crowdfund-devon to find out more. #CrowdfundDevon. Devon & Cornwall Police is working with Devon County Council, West Devon Borough Council, Exeter City Council and Teignbridge District Council on the #CrowdfundDevon initiative”
- Help build a full understanding of flooding in Devon with FORT, the online flood reporting tool from DCC
Talks and Workshops
Click on a talk or workshop listed below to view
9 Step Guide - Prepare, Respond, Recover
LINKS & RESOURCES
- Getting together and organising the work
- Knowing the unknowns
- Identifying skills and resources
- Legal Health Check
- Organising key facilities
- Keeping in touch
- Activating your emergency plan
- Taking control
- Testing your plan
click the map below to see Devon communities with up-to-date emergency plans