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Latest news

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    Small Charity Week from 18th to the 23rd June is all about celebrating small charities and all that they do. The week has an inspiring programme of how to big up your small charity and promote the amazing work they do. Read more

  • Stepping into nature with Wellbeing Walks

    Stepping into Nature provide sensory activities in the Dorset landscape for older people, those living with dementia, and their partners or carers. Wellbeing walks are held at Knoll Beach every Wednesday. Click to find out more details. Read more

  • Psychiatric liaison services review in Dorset

    The NHS need your views and experiences of using and providing psychiatric liaison services in Dorset and are asking people to complete their short survey. Read more

  • ICO's GDPR update

    The creation of the DPA 2018 is not an end point, it’s just the beginning, in the same way that preparations for the GDPR didn’t end on 25 May. Read more from the ICO's latest newsletter. Read more

Our Training and Events

  • Purbeck-Bite Sized Training - "Successful Bid Writing", 25th July 2018

    This two hour ‘Bite Size’ course, led by Dorset Community Action, is aimed at voluntary and community groups and will assist you in preparing for and writing a successful funding bid. Read more

  • North - Bite Sized Training - "Trustee Roles and Responsibilities", 18th July 2018

    This two hour ‘Bite Size’ course, led by Dorset Community Action, is designed to give trustees an understanding of what is expected of them in their role, the responsibilities they should be aware of. Read more

  • Christchurch - Free Community Networking Opportunity, 4th July 2018

    Dorset Community Action and the Volunteer Centre Dorset have teamed up to bring you this event that provides VCSE organisations the opportunity to network, share information and good practice of the great work that you do within the Community. Read more

  • North-Free Community Networking Opportunity, 12th July 2018

    The opportunity to network, share information and share good practice of the great work that you do in the Community. Groups will be able to find out about local initiatives, share common problems and exchange solutions and ideas, and to find out about the support that's available. Read more