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  • Student Volunteering Week 2018

    Find out about Student Volunteering Week 2018 and get involved - whether you are a student, community group, charity or social enterprise! SVW is a great platform for people to form new networks, share ideas, skills and energy as well as make a change in your community. Read more

  • The RSA are coming to Bridport - Community Banking

    The RSA are hosting an event in Bridport on Thursday 1st March featuring a talk from Tony Greenham - Director of Economics at the RSA and Founding Director of South West Mutual. This will be an opportunity to discuss the economic and social case for regional banks and the development of South West Mutual, a co-operative bank dedicated to the South West. Read more

  • Trustee Recruitment Programme

    Getting on Board are running a new trustee recruitment programme (Trustee Recruitment Pathways) to support small and medium registered charities in England and Wales to recruit more and diverse trustees onto their boards. Read more

  • The Rural Shop Report 2018

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Our Training and Events

  • North Dorset - Free Community Networking Opportunity, 19th March 2018

    This 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, 15th March 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

  • West Dorset -"Pitch Perfect", 14th May 2018

    The Dorset Funders Forum is pleased to provide the opportunity for local organisations that support children and Young People to present their project ‘idea’ to a panel of funders including BBC Children in Need, Big Lottery and Dorset Community Foundation. This event will also provide the opportunity to obtain advice and information on developing a good application and the support available locally to get your great idea funded. Read more

  • East - Bite Size Training "What Benefits Does Social Media Bring My Organisation?", 2nd May 2018

    This two hour ‘Bite Size’ course, led by Dorset Community Action, is aimed at voluntary, community and charity groups who are new to social media. The course will give an overview of social media, why it's increasingly important and how to use it to best support your organisation. Read more