Impact Reports

As a Dorset wide funder we want to celebrate the positive impact our grants have made to the lives of those in need and how this addresses some of the challenges facing local communities. Our Impact Reports describe the impact of our grants on the beneficiaries of funded activities as well as the impact on the groups themselves. We also report on the impact of programmes offering grants to individuals.

Impact Reports

Our impact reports

Impact reports detail the Outcomes achieved by the groups we support, by the end of work funded by our grants. Outcomes are the positive changes that people experience in their lives as a result of the charitable work. We base the reports on information provided by the groups at the end of the grant period, which is usually 12 months after the funding is awarded This is why the reports relate to grants awarded in the previous year.

Impact Report 2019/20

Our latest Impact Report is for 2019/20. During that year:

  • We awarded  £396,883 in grants
  • Benefiting  5,390  people all across Dorset
  • The average grant size for groups was £3,624 and for individuals – £253

To read the full Impact Report, please click here.

Other Impact Reports

Every year our grants are distributed via a number of different funding programmes. Here are some of our Impact Reports for specific funding programmes in 19/20.

DCF Bursary Scheme 

DCF Bursary Impact Report 2020/21

Dorset Performing Arts Fund

Impact Report for year 1 – grants made in 19/20

Designs for Humanity Fund

Impact Report – supporting families at Christmas 2020

Wessex Water Community Fund

Impact Report for year 1 – grants made in April 2019

Surviving Winter

Impact Report 2020/21

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