Help power the independent public interest journalism Exeter needs
Exeter Observer is produced and published by people like you who share a mission to strengthen civil society and help people participate more effectively in local democracy.
Our capacity to hold wealth, power and the influence of individuals and institutions to account depends on having sufficient resources to investigate their actions and challenge them in the public sphere.
When you join Exeter Observer you don’t just become an active supporter of the public interest journalism that Exeter needs, you become co-owner of a new kind of editorially and financially independent community news organisation.
We believe good quality local public interest journalism can only be delivered by a non-profit business model which doesn’t invade the privacy of its audience, facilitate the spread of fake news or rely on advertorial, clickbait or recycled press releases.
Exeter Observer is published by a Community Benefit Society which is run democratically by its members and is bound by statute to act for the benefit of the community.
Membership of Exeter Observer is open to all those who wish to support it, subject to the purchase of a £1 share and payment of a subscription.
With your support we can deliver in-depth articles and investigative journalism that is critically engaged with major challenges facing our city around democracy, development and the climate crisis while amplifying local voices and reflecting our community and cultural life.
With your support we can keep people who live or work in Exeter informed of what’s being done in their name, by whom, with the community assets they own and the taxes they pay.
Together we can power the independent journalism Exeter needs: with public interest at its heart.
Every contribution, large or small, sustains our research and writing about the issues that matter in and around Exeter.
Your support also helps ensure our editorial and operational independence so our journalism stays free for everyone’s benefit.
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We are also happy to accept donations by bank transfer, which are free of bank charges. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to arrange to make a donation this way.
Thanks for your all your support.
The Exeter Observer team
Exeter Observer is published by Exeter Observer Limited, Community Benefit Society No. 8435 registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
Our registered address is St Sidwell’s Community Centre, Sidwell Street, Exeter EX4 6NN.