Connecting communities to reach their potential for social benefit across Dorset

Trustee Club

In Dorset, from the work DCA undertakes to support local charities and not for profit / voluntary groups, we regularly hear about how difficult it is to recruit trustees. We recognise the growing demands and pressure on trustee boards and have set up the Trustee Club to address these issues.


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Inspire Dorset supports Louis in testing an enterprise idea


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Green Island Holiday Trust

Every summer the Green Island Holiday Trust organises six one-week supported holidays for people with disabilities who live in Dorset and Hampshire. The holidays provide an opportunity to meet new friends, explore new places and have lots of fun whilst enjoying a varied programme of activities and outings.


Author: Sophie Eldridge

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Latest news

  • #SmallCharityWeek

    Small Charity Week from 17th to the 22nd 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

  • NHS Dorset CCG – AGM 2019

    The NHS Dorset CCG AGM is Wednesday 10 July 2019, 9.30 – 11.30 am, Hamworthy Club. Attendees will be able to find out more about how GP services are developing in their area and about the benefits of new Primary Care Networks. Also Dermatology Patient Representative opportunity. Read more

  • The future of the Post Office Network

    Stakeholders have outlined the challenges facing post offices in a one-off an oral evidence session to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee. Subpostmasters warned that post offices are at risk as operators are facing falling incomes and higher costs. Read more

  • Age Concern North Dorset

    Age Concern North Dorset is an independent charity providing services for the over 50’s. The main office is based in Sturminster Newton and it supports the town and the surrounding villages. Read more

Our Training and Events

  • PURBECK - Free Community Networking Opportunity, 26th June 2019

    Come and meet Kirsty Main from the National Lottery Community Fund and find out about all the funding that is available. This is also a great opportunity to find out what other groups are up to in the area, network and share resources Read more


    DCA invite you to attend a conference to improve the support and resources available to people and organisations who run the buildings that matter to our communities. Read more

  • SHERBORNE COMMUNITY FOCUS COFFEE MORNING - Free Community Networking Opportunity, 19th June 2019

    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