Dorset Voluntary, Community, Social Enterprise (VCSE) Survey

The results from Dorset’s Voluntary, Community, & Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector and Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) survey are in!Read more

First Aid at Work Training now available

Due to popular demand, YMCA Bournemouth is delivering two identical First Aid at Work training sessions, on Wednesday 10th October and Wednesday 28th November 2018.Read more

Join the Digital Academy

In September-November this year, Dorset Councils Partnership will be hosting various learning opportunities under the umbrella of the Digital Academy.Read more

Newsflash - Free Safeguarding Children Training

Dorset Race Equality Council are offering FREE training in Safeguarding for BME Community Members.Read more

Friends Against Scams

Free sessions for community groups and organisations are available to raise awareness of scams. Postal and telephone scams in particular are ever increasing....Read more

2019 GSK IMPACT Awards

Find out more about applying for a GSK Impact Award to win core funding and free training for health charities.Read more

The latest from Dorset's Best Village 2018

The judges have finished their judging in the hottest summer of the competition’s history! Many of the villages seemed......Read more

Government launches new Civil Society Strategy

The Department for Digital, Culture,Media & Sport has now published its highly anticipated Civil Society Strategy, "Building a future that works for everyone".Read more

Save our cashpoints

Which? and the Federation of Small Businesses are coordinating a national campaign to save Britain's free cashpoints at risk from closure by the UK’s largest cashpoint network and are calling on the financial regulator to intervene.Read more

Annual household canvass time - chance to win £1000!

It’s annual canvass time! Confirm your voter details digitally by 14 August, and be entered into a prize draw to win £1000. And if you live in North Dorset, West Dorset or Weymouth & Portland you have more reason than most to be waiting by your letter box.Read more

Would you like a free entry in a new recycling directory for Dorset?

Does your charity or not-for-profit organisation need anything that people may be throwing away? For example for your fundraising (mobile phones, printer ink cartridges) or service delivery (craft items like corks or yoghurt pots)? If so you may like a free entry in a new recycling directory being produced by charity Ideas2Action on behalf of Dorset Waste Partnership called We Need That - DorsetRead more

Mental Health First Aid course - 29th Sept & 6th Oct

This course will help you recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues; provide help on a first aid basis; effectively guide others in the right direction towards support and improve self-awareness and understanding of own wellbeing.Read more

The Value of Small

The Value of Small is a new research report commissioned by Lloyds Bank Foundation that looked at the value and role of small and local charities. They found they offer a range of economic and social benefits and play a vital role in their communities and are calling for national and local action to protect, promote and develop smaller charities to sustain their distinctiveness.Read more

Voluntary Sector leader training workshop

Dorset Workforce Action Board are offering a dedicated workshop to help develop the skills of ten voluntary sector leaders. Most leadership workshops focus on changing behaviour. This is a unique opportunity to attend a local workshop which is based on changing and developing leadership mindset.Read more

Invitation - Integrated Transport Programme (ITP) Stakeholder Workshop, 17 July 2018

Feedback from extensive public engagement has highlighted that transport and healthcare accessibility is a significant challenge for some members of the community, especially those in rural areas. We are inviting key stakeholders to be involved in a full-day workshop on 17 July 2018 to explore what these services might look like and how they could work.Read more

Free Everyday First Aid training

Do you support older people in Dorset? Simple first aid action can make a crucial difference! The British Red Cross are committed to refusing to ignoring people in crisis and want you to learn simple Everyday first aid skills that could make a difference to a family member, friend or the communities you support.Read more

Small Charity Week 2018

Small Charity Week from 18th to the 23rd 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

Stepping into nature with Wellbeing Walks

Stepping into Nature provide sensory activities in the Dorset landscape for older people, those living with dementia, and their partners or carers. Wellbeing walks are held at Knoll Beach every Wednesday. Click to find out more details.Read more

Psychiatric liaison services review in Dorset

The NHS need your views and experiences of using and providing psychiatric liaison services in Dorset and are asking people to complete their short survey.Read more

ICO's GDPR update

The creation of the DPA 2018 is not an end point, it’s just the beginning, in the same way that preparations for the GDPR didn’t end on 25 May. Read more from the ICO's latest newsletter.Read more

Become a Dementia Friend Champion

Dementia Friends Champions are trained volunteers who encourage others to learn a little bit about dementia. Champions run Dementia Friends Information Sessions in their community and inspire others to help those living with dementia live well.Read more

Find out about carer support in Dorset

Carers Week looks at all the ways we can support carers to stay Healthy and Connected. Building communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with health and wellbeing needs of their own (www.carersweek.org).Read more

Different Strokes - meet others who have been affected by stroke

There are 100000 strokes in the UK each year with 1 in 4 happening to somebody of working age or younger. Different Strokes aims to promote independent stroke recovery and help these younger stroke victims reclaim their lives.Read more