Make your funding application 'Pitch Perfect'!

DCA are offering groups and organisations that work with children and young people the chance to present their project idea to a panel of funders including BBC Children In Need and Big Lottery. You will also get the opportunity for advice and information to develop a good application and the support available locally to get your great idea funded.Read more

Latest news from Christchurch Borough Council

Christchurch Borough News - February 2018Read more

Dorset AONB Annual Forum: Views on your Landscape

The countryside around you is truly outstanding - a unique and nationally important protected landscape which underpins the economy, health and wellbeing of the people who live and work here. This year, we need to review and refresh the 5 year Dorset AONB Management Plan and are keen to hear your views on the key landscape issues and opportunities you face in your area.Read more

£10,000 Community Investment Fund launched

Healthwatch Dorset have £10000 to offer to local community groups to help people across the county have their say and get the best out of health and social care services.Read more

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Announces Changes for 2018

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is a medium-sized grant making foundation that gives grants to small, well-established charitable organisations in the UK who address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities. The Foundation has announced that it will be making some key changes in the year ahead.Read more

Government Launches New Fund to Increase Surplus Food Redistribution in England

With funding provided by Defra, the new £500,000 fund is aimed at not for profit organisations who supply surplus food from food businesses. The Food Waste Reduction Fund aims to help avoid surplus food produced by food businesses from becoming waste, by enabling not-for-profit organisations across England to redistribute more of this food to people in need.Read more

Invitation to Community Innovation events - Dorset Care Framework

Dorset Care Framework are holding Communication Innovation engagement events during February which those from the VCSE sector are encouraged to attend. At these events they want to hear your ideas for the future and to talk to you about some of their ideas and plans for the next year or so.Read more

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

"Rural Shops Investing Heavily in New Services for Local Customers," says a new report from the Association of Convenience Stores, the voice of local shops.Read more

Village Hall Insurance

This year’s articles cover subjects such as insurance cover for fireworks events, what to do in the event of a claim, the legal advice cover under our policy and the requirements surrounding Portable Appliance Testing. Deborah Clarke has kindly written an article explaining to our clients the role of ACRE and the ways in which their Village Hall Adviser may be able to offer assistance.Read more

Join the army of Digital Champions

Do you love what digital technology can do? Do you have time to spare?Read more

Automatic disqualification rule changes: guidance for charities

From 1 August 2018 changes to the automatic disqualification rules mean that there will be more restrictions on who can run a charity.Read more

STOP LOAN SHARKS - Press Release

Hospital staff trained on how to spot signs of assault from loan sharks.Read more

Community Development Team Leader vacancy

Dorset Councils Partnership are recruiting for a Community Development Team Leader. Closing date 25th February 2018.Read more

Capital funding for village halls

In celebration of our 60th anniversary The Garfield Weston Foundation has launched a new one-off fund of £5 million to support Capital projects to provide new or improved facilities for local communities across the UK.Read more

Making the most of GP Patient Participation Groups Conference - 5 February 2018

Wessex Voices and Healthwatch Dorset are hosting a conference to bring together people with an interest in GP Patient Participation Groups (PPGs).Read more

#Village Halls Week

This is a week-long celebration to say a collective “thank-you” to all volunteers who work tirelessly to keep community buildings and village halls open for the benefit of residents living in rural communities.Read more

Press Play to Rewind

New initiative launched by Musica Music and Wellbeing CICRead more

Big Energy Saving Week 2018

Big Energy Saving Week runs from 22 to 28 January 2018. It is a national campaign to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.Read more

Dorset CCG's December Newsletter

The latest edition of Feedback – your Health Involvement Network bulletin.Read more

Data tools webinar - Public Health England

Introduction of Public Health England’s data tools for voluntary sector organisationsRead more

Working Together for a Stronger Civil Society.

Check out the 'Working Together for a Stronger Civil Society' report - just published.Read more