Dedicated donor funding that transforms lives in Dorset
Find out more about some of the groups and individuals we have funded.
The supported Community Fridge project uses volunteers to deliver food parcels and to cook and deliver hot meals to older people who are self-isolating and families in hardship during the Coronavirus crisis.
Portland Foodbank received a grant of £5,000 to support food purchases and fuel costs for deliveries being made by volunteers.
Countrymen’s Club is a charity based in rural Dorset, which supports isolated older men through farming activities. As part of the Coronavirus response the charity had to adapt the support they deliver.
MyTime Young Carers is one of the supported projects from our Dorset Coronavirus Community Fund. The funding will enable the charity to reach out to young carers all over the county at a time when they are likely to be feeling more isolated and overwhelmed.
Dorset Race Equality Council is one of the funded projects from the Dorset Coronavirus Community Fund, which received support for the co-ordination of volunteer community leaders supporting vulnerable individuals from ethic minority groups experiencing financial hardship.
The charity operating in North Dorset helps provide shopping and delivery services for those self-isolating, telephone befriending for those feeling lonely and hot meals for vulnerable older people and key workers who need support.
DEED is a centre for global education and learning in the heart of Dorset, which encourages and inspires teachers and pupils to develop their understanding of global issues and cultural diversity.
Designs for Humanity Fund, which we manage on behalf of internationally renowned artist Stuart Semple, made last Christmas special for 1200 local people.
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