Bursary Scheme allows disadvantaged young people to see a future for themsleves .
ARE you aware that there are many young people in Dorset, aged 16 and over who are desperate to move into vocational training in order to give themselves a future, but who can’t do it? The reason why they can’t do it is quite simple – neither they nor their family can afford it. It’s […]
Rising to the Challenge – a Grant Assessor’s Take on the First Wave of Covid Emergency Grant Funding .
Now, I’m a huge fan of Community Foundations. Since first receiving a grant in 1988, I have valued their simple beauty in being able to provide brokerage of donors and potential grant beneficiaries within a geographic area.
Bursaries – Investing in Knowledge Gives You the Best Returns .
It's bursary season here at the Foundation. In the latest blog post our Director Grant Robson (on the left) reflects on how small help, in the form of bursaries, is making a big difference to local young people’s lives.
Young people making a difference in Dorset communities with the help of #iwill funding .
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.
My First Seeing is Believing Visits – All Roads Lead to Hope .
I was very pleased that one of my first appointments as the newly declared High Sheriff of Dorset was accompanying Dorset Community Foundation (DCF), one of my chosen charities, at their ‘Seeing is Believing Visit’ to funded projects in Bournemouth.
A Short History of a Luddite .
To say I am a luddite is not quite fair as I was the main man when it came to the setting our family video recorder in the 1980s.