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

Why does the Impact Report seem out of date?

It may seem that an Impact Report for the year ending March 19 is out of date, but we are reporting on the impact of grants awarded in this year. Most grants support activities for a 12 months period so some grants were not fully spent until March 2020.

Impact Report 2018/19

Our latest Impact Report is for 2018/19. During that year:

  • We awarded  £413,234 in grants
  • Benefiting  6,313  people all across Dorset
  • The average grant size for groups was £4,292 and for individuals – £268

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 19/20

DCF Bursary Impact Report

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 19/20

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