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Exeter Community Initiatives and Exeter City Football Club Supporters’ Trust launch Secret Santa appeal

Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI) and Exeter City Football Club Supporters’ Trust (ECFCST), have joined forces to launch a Secret Santa appeal. The soaring cost-of-living has cast a shadow over many households this year, leaving families and individuals grappling with financial strains this Christmas. To become a Secret Santa, simply donate £5, £10 or even £20 […]

Devon company’s mattress donation helps Exeter charity create sweet dreams!

As part of their commitment to help alleviate bed poverty, Devon-based bed and mattress company, Naturalmat, has donated two new mattresses to local charity, Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI). The brand-new mattresses have been distributed to a teenage boy and a mum recovering from surgery – both of whom are receiving support from ECI’s Family Resource […]

Exeter Community Initiatives launches Christmas card competition!

Local charity, Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI), is launching a competition to design its official Christmas card for 2023. The theme of the competition is ‘What Christmas in Exeter means to you’. As well as some wonderful local prizes up for grabs, the first prize design will be made into ECI’s official charity Christmas card for […]

‘Big Exeter Feast’ to set out vision for city’s food future

How can we make food more accessible, affordable, healthier, sustainable and celebrated in Exeter? That’s the key question being asked by the city’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) and local food businesses. To enable the question to be explored, local charity, Exeter Community Initiatives’ Exeter Connect project, is facilitating ‘The Big Exeter Feast’ […]

Newsletter – Autumn 2023

Welcome to the  Autumn issue of our quarterly newsletter, ECI News. Just click on the image to download your copy. Read about our fantastic fundraisers; find out how our Transitions project is helping to transform lives; and save the date for our forthcoming Big Exeter Feast conference and Annual Review meeting!

ReMade and Bike Bank

Exeter Community Initiatives is sad to share that after several successful years, its ReMade and Bike Bank projects are closing at the end of September 2023 due our current funding coming to an end. Since ReMade began in 2021, we have delivered a range of workshops focussing on upcycling or repurposing materials and we have […]

Exeter Community Initiatives charity shop raises record-breaking £2K selling Exeter City footie kit!

Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI), which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has raised over £2,000 selling Exeter City Football Club (ECFC) replica kits from last season. The money was raised during a special event at ECI’s Jelly children’s charity shop on Fore Street, which also saw Exeter City football players Vince Harper, Vin Sinisalo, […]

Exeter Community Initiatives appoints interim Chief Executive

Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI) has appointed Carole Pilley as its interim Chief Executive.  Carole, who has been at the charity for more than 18 years, will start her new role with immediate effect after Katie Holland stepped down as the charity’s Chief Executive.   ECI, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023, aims to give […]

Newsletter – Summer 2023

Welcome to the Summer issue of our quarterly newsletter, ECI News. It’s packed with news, events and much more, including an update on our 30th anniversary celebrations and associated fundraising appeal. Just click here to read your copy.  

PKF Francis Clark colleagues choose Exeter Community Initiatives as their charity of the year

Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI) is set to benefit from the fundraising efforts of PKF Francis Clark after staff at the accountancy firm’s Exeter office selected it to be their charity of the year. PKF Francis Clark has already held some fun fundraising activities to raise money for ECI, including bake sales, an Easter egg hunt, […]