Rural Network

As an Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) member, we bring you the most up to date and accurate national policy and funding information, on the issues that impact you.

Sector Experience

We can better help you solve your problems and challenges, through tailored support and our teams decades of VCSE sector experience, ranging from health and social care, community buildings, to employment support.

Independent Voice

We are a truly independent voice for Dorset’s VCSE sector, acting in your best interests, with no political agenda.

Our mission is to bring people together to develop, and action, community based solutions that deliver better services for the benefit of our communities.
Many of our staff live in the communities we support, or joined us through our support programmes as trainees. We live and breathe Dorset’s communities.

DCA is a member of the Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) network, England’s largest grouping of rural community support charities.  ACRE and its 38 county-based member organisations, work together to advocate on behalf of rural communities, and support a wide range of community-led initiatives using nationally established good practice. 

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