Free workshop for Dorset artists, makers and creatives

The workshop will enable you to make a clear, concise and compelling 'Case for Support' - vital to your success in securing donors and supporters. Date : Monday 23rd April, 10am - 4.30pm, spaces limited.Read more

Could you be a Stroke Ambassador?

Stroke is preventable, treatable and beatable. Are you proactive and passionate about beating stroke? After training, could you give talks/ tell people about stroke at events and/or run/participate in Know Your Blood Pressure events?Read more

Livewell Dorset latest news

LiveWell Dorset has flourished over the past three years as Public Health Dorset have partnered with Optum to pioneer this essential service.Read more

Jubilee Hall, Poundbury - have your say

The Duchy of Cornwall is undertaking a public consultation with the community in Poundbury and wider Dorchester for a new community space within The Jubilee Hall, Queen Mother Square.Read more

Programme Administrative Assistant - job vacancy

Dorset Community Action (DCA) is looking for a Programme Admin Assistant, to assist the BBO Enterprise Team in the delivery of the BBO programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund.Read more

Discover Wimborne's Community Learning and Resource Centre

Discover Wimborne this April, join in the month long celebration of our wonderful town and all that happens within it and find out more about Wimborne's Community Learning and Resource Centre.Read more

Community-led Housing Training in the South West

Devon Communities Together as part of the Devon Rural Housing Partnership is providing Community Led Housing training in the South West, intended for people who can help champion and facilitate Community Led Housing (enablers, land agents, architects, planners, developers etc.).Read more

Low Carbon Community Workshops

Low Carbon Dorset are running two Low Carbon community Workshops on 3rd & 10th May. They are free to attend for all Dorset based community and charity organisations. It is an opportunity to find out more about the Low Carbon Dorset programme, and how your organisation can access support and funding to help reduce your carbon footprint and save on costs.Read more

The RSA are coming to Bridport - Community Banking

The RSA are hosting an event in Bridport on Thursday 26th April 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

The challenges of 'remote rural'.

The Prince's Countryside Fund want to find out the different ways in which the challenges of ‘remote rural’ are being experienced by people and communities across the UK.Read more

Have your say in improving community health services for children and young people

The NHS in Dorset is reviewing community physical health services for children and young people provided in the community. This includes primary and community care as well as community hospital services for 0-25 year olds.Read more

Pitch your funding application

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

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