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Annual Review

Our annual review 2012-13 is now available!

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Welcome to Dorset Community Foundation

Since our inception in 2000 we have administered and distributed more than £10m in charitable grants and helped thousands of local charities, projects and good causes across Dorset. With our expertise and our local knowledge we help build thriving communities by working with donors to help support the local causes and charities they care about.
We target issues of importance and award grants on the behalf of our donors to community charities and groups that make a difference to people's lives across Dorset.

Find out more about giving and applying for a grant through our Community Foundation.



Surviving Winter Appeal


Charity Paper Bank Supports Local Needs

Dorset Community Foundation and Perrys Recycling have launched a charity paper-bank scheme with the support and agreement of supermarkets throughout Dorset, with £10 per tonne going to the Dorset Community Foundation.

Watch a short video here.

Donate your paper recycling here!

A big thank you to:

Community Foundation Network