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Devon independent charity receives £5k community award from OneFamily Foundation.

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Devon Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs provides training & personal development for young people between the ages of 10-26.

The Devon federation of young farmers' clubs', which runs 38 clubs across the region, acquired a redundant building as a base for its new headquarters and needed funds to make the space both usable and accessible for disabled visitors and members. Now that the charity has secured the £5,000 award, it can install disabled access to the building, hot desk computers and a projector and screen for use on its 64 training courses, all of which will be made available at the centre.

This funding will allow us to provide a wider and much needed service to the rural community in Devon, as well as providing a wide variety of training for our members, using modern IT equipment.

"Improving the knowledge and skills of local young people will increase their employment opportunities, meaning the long-term benefits of this project are considerable, not just to those receiving the training but to the community as a whole.   Without the award we’d never have been able to deliver the training, so we’d like to say a big thank you to OneFamily, and to all those who were kind enough to vote for us." Victoria Camp, OneFamily customer

"With this much needed money, we can get the Devon rural hub up and running, offering our members the chance to learn new skills. It will also create a unique meeting place, not only for The Devon federation of young farmers' clubs', but also other rural charities and groups. Everyone in the community will benefit." Caroline Trude, Chairman of The Devon federation of young farmers' clubs'