Dedicated donor funding that transforms lives in Dorset
Find out more about some of the groups and individuals we have funded.
RECREATE Dorset used Dorset Community Foundation funding for its Seeking Refuge project, which provides supportive social opportunities for refugees to isolation and loneliness and connect them with the wider community.
WE funded ASCape in Bridport through our Neighbourhood Fund to support its activities for young people aged 18 and under who are isolated through their ASD. The group runs a variety of activities, including woodwork activities at The Community Shed in Bridport for about 20 young people in groups of four to five over a […]
IN Jolly Good Company in Blandford, funded by Dorset Community Foundation, gives people diagnosed with dementia and their carers a sense of purpose and companionship while improving the area’s environment.
SWANAGE Linking Lives, funded by Dorset Community Foundation, uses phone calls and home visits to bring company, friendship and compassion while tackling loneliness and isolation among older people.
DORPIP (Dorset Parent Infant Partnership) is a group that aims to help local families to ensure their children can flourish through attuned parenting, early bonding and healthy attachment, in order to give them the best possible start in life. Dorset Community Foundation has funded DorPip several times, including the provision of grants as part of […]
Bournemouth Poole Christchurch (BPC) Indian Association incorporates Music Lovers Bollywood (MLB)- a non-profit group of about 70 volunteers and over 600 members. They aim to provide a cultural, educational and social platform (events, dance, music, discussions, sporting event etc.) for the South Asian Community in Dorset.
Access Dorset are an organisation run by and for disabled people, older people and carers, who Dorset Community Foundation have regularly supported, through different funds. Access Dorset created a vibrant community hub called The Bridge, located opposite Bournemouth Hospital, where disabled people, older people and carers, "access activities and support, that improves health and wellbeing, builds resilience and develops independent living skills".
WHEN her parents’ income fell dramatically during the pandemic a 19-year-old faced the prospect of being unable to afford her travel to college to follow her dream of being a countryside ranger.
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