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Latest news

  • Government launches new Civil Society Strategy

    The Department for Digital, Culture,Media & Sport has now published its highly anticipated Civil Society Strategy, "Building a future that works for everyone". Read more

  • Save our cashpoints

    Which? and the Federation of Small Businesses are coordinating a national campaign to save Britain's free cashpoints at risk from closure by the UK’s largest cashpoint network and are calling on the financial regulator to intervene. Read more

  • Annual household canvass time - chance to win £1000!

    It’s annual canvass time! Confirm your voter details digitally by 14 August, and be entered into a prize draw to win £1000. And if you live in North Dorset, West Dorset or Weymouth & Portland you have more reason than most to be waiting by your letter box. Read more

  • Would you like a free entry in a new recycling directory for Dorset?

    Does your charity or not-for-profit organisation need anything that people may be throwing away? For example for your fundraising (mobile phones, printer ink cartridges) or service delivery (craft items like corks or yoghurt pots)? If so you may like a free entry in a new recycling directory being produced by charity Ideas2Action on behalf of Dorset Waste Partnership called We Need That - Dorset Read more

Our Training and Events

  • Sherborne Community Focus - Free Community Networking Opportunity, 27th September 2018

    Dorset Community Action are leading 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

  • East Dorset - Free Community Networking Opportunity, 20th November 2018

    Dorset Community Action are leading 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 Dorset - Free Community Networking Opportunity - 11th October 2018

    The event is hosted by DCA to enable VCSE organisations 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

  • PURBECK - Free Community Networking Opportunity, 29th November 2018

    Dorset Community Action invite you to 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