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Inspiring stories from BBO

Inspire Dorset support a group of individuals from Gillingham to set up a craft and chat group, with the aim of tackling social isolation.

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Author: Nicki Payne

Saturday room hire

Are you looking for a venue to run an activity, class or course on a Saturday? If so the Community Learning and Resource Centre here in Wimborne has rooms available for hire.

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Author: Sophie Eldridge

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A Conversation with the Shadow Council - 2018 Conference Summary Report

DCA has published its 7th December conference report looking at the impact of Local Government Reorganisation on the VCSE sector, attended by members of the Shadow Cabinet.

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Author: Sophie Eldridge

Latest news

  • Music for Dementia 2020 - new website launched

    This new website is a hub of information promoting the power of music for people living with dementia. It details the benefits, outlines the different musical activities available and gives clear advice on how to make music a part of the daily lives for people living with dementia. Read more

  • Funding available from Wessex Water Money Matters Fund to support debt prevention

    Wessex Water believes in helping people to understand financial matters and take effective decisions regarding money. Wessex Water is working with Quartet Community Foundation to administer Wessex Water Money Matters grants for activities that support financial capability and money management projects for people who face financial difficulties. Read more

  • The PIER Partnership

    Do you use health or social care services or care for someone who does? Your real-life experiences could help our students and researchers. Read more

  • INVITATION to the next #WeHeard event

    INVITATION TO THE #BeHeard #WeHeard CO-DESIGN EVENT ON 22nd February 2019. Read more

Our Training and Events

  • Trustee Training - Being Effective and Compliant - 27th March 2019

    DCA and the Volunteer Centre Dorset are offering two new joint trustee training sessions designed to support trustee boards provide good governance. Join DCA and VCD for one or both of the following courses:- 1) Recruiting the Right Trustees & 2) Being Effective and Compliant Read more

  • Trustee Training - Recruiting The Right Trustees - 12th March 2019

    DCA and the Volunteer Centre Dorset are offering two new joint trustee training sessions designed to support trustee boards provide good governance. Join DCA and VCD for one or both of the following courses:- 1) Recruiting the Right Trustees & 2) Being Effective and Compliant Read more

  • NORTH - Easy Steps to "Getting Funding For Your Great Idea" - 13th March 2019

    Easy Steps To Getting Funding For Your Great Idea Our “Easy Step” courses are underpinned by common sense principles to help your organisation succeed. Each “Easy Step” short course is broken down into clear steps supported by exercises, worksheets, examples and experience to help you understand each step before moving onto the next. Read more

  • WEYMOUTH & PORTLAND - Easy Steps To Make Social Media Work For You, 1st April 2019

    Our “Easy Step” courses are underpinned by common sense principles to help your organisation succeed. Each “Easy Step” short course is broken down into clear steps supported by exercises, worksheets, examples and experience to help you understand each step before moving onto the next. Read more