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Voices from Dorset Community Foundation and Stakeholders.
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.
So, 2020 Marks two landmarks for me. I am going to be 60 and the Dorset Community Foundation (DCF) is going to be 20. What better way to celebrate this but to combine the two?
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.
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.
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.
For thirty years I have raised money, given it out, told others how to do it and even lectured on it at Universities. However, as in most industries, I’m still learning.
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.
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