Our Grants Manager Ellie Maguire writes about groups funded through the iwill funding programme, which is part of a national campaign to make Social Action part of the lives of young people in the UK; increasing their involvement in campaigning, fundraising and volunteering.
Ellie joined the Foundation as Grants Manager in early July 2016. With a background in raising funds for small charities in Dorset, she has been discovering how challenging it can be to select groups for grant funding.
Space Youth Project .
Space Youth Project supports young people in Dorset who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or is questioning their sexuality and/or gender.
DCF and Longleigh Foundation Partner Up to Support Dorset Young People .
We are delighted to announce a joint-funding partnership with national grant-giving charity Longleigh Foundation to support local young people.
Fund for Young and Talented Boosted by A Donation from Superior .
The fund, headed up by the Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset Mr Angus Campbell and managed by the Foundation has already supported 11 young people with grants of up to £1,000 earlier this year.
Surviving Winter Appeal Helps 91 Local Households .
The annual Surviving Winter Appeal which helps older people in fuel poverty completed at the end of March raising just under £25,000.
People First Dorset .
People First Dorset is as established local charity that supports people with learning disabilities and raises public awareness of their needs.
Strictly Come Tea Dancing .
Dancing is a brilliant way of improving mental and physical health and research also shows that taking part in ballroom dancing has been shown to reduce the chances of getting dementia by 76%!
STEM Bursary for Bright and Ambitious Elizabeth .
Research shows that 60% of girls aged 12 are put off studying STEM subjects because they think they are 'too difficult to learn', while 47% thought they were a better match for boys' brains and personalities.