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

Energy Saving Advice - find out more

DCA is able to give free advice to individuals, communities and voluntary groups to help vulnerable people get the right information so that they understand what they can do to pay less for their energy and to heat their home more efficientlyRead 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

Make a difference!

Trustees required:  Come and join us and make a real difference and to be part of a dynamic and well respected charity championing the voluntary sector in Dorset.Read more

Street Feet - pointing you in the right direction!

The aim of Street Feet is to provide a service for homeless people in the local community that provides positive, practical advice on how the homeless can begin to plan their way off the streets – while providing clothing and tips to keep warm and dry.Read more