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Posting Donations and Essential Documents

In line with Government recommendations our small team is working from home. If you would like to make a donation to our Surviving Winter Appeal, please do so online via Localgiving or via a bank transfer to Dorset Community Foundation, Charities Aid Foundation, Sort Code: 40-52-40, Account Number: 00083897 – with a reference SW. We will also be collecting cheques from our office weekly so please feel free to send them to Dorset Community Foundation, The Spire, High Street, Poole BH15 1DF. Please make cheques payable to ‘Dorset Community Foundation’ and mention in a letter, note or on the back of the cheque ‘Surviving Winter’. If you have any questions, please call 01202 670815 or email [email protected]. If you are a charitable trust or company and would like to support our Surviving Winter Appeal or our Coronavirus Appeal, please talk to our Foundation Director Grant at: [email protected].

If you have received a recent grant from Dorset Community Foundation

If you currently hold a grant from DCF we will be as flexible as we can given the current circumstances. We recognise that you may be under extra pressure and uncertainty, that staff and volunteers may not be available, or that you may need to provide services in different ways or respond to new needs.

If you need to adapt your activities, extend the length of your grant, or need more time to report to us, please get in touch to tell us how you want to change your plans and we will listen. [email protected].


We help people give back to Dorset to improve the lives of others. Many local residents are facing disadvantage and live in areas which are amongst some of the poorest in the UK. By working together, our communities have benefitted from over £10 million of charitable donations. Our knowledge and expertise inspires donors to give to those most in need.