Consultancy and Advice from our Advisors

We provide consultancy and bespoke training for organisations and groups that need in-depth tailored advice and guidance to enable them to be self-sufficient, sustainable and successful. We cover all areas from funding applications, establishing correct organisational infrastructure and recruitment of staff, volunteers and trustees. If you would like to find out more or discuss your requirements then please complete our ‘Request an Advisor’ form at the top of the page. Our charge for consultancy is £45+VAT per hour for members and £50+VAT per hour for non-members.  Also please read our Customer Service Standards document for your information. 

Our team of specialist Community Advisors can offer free advice to help you achieve your objectives by assessing your organisation and project set-up by providing guidance, resources and sign-posting to relevant organisations. All eligible groups and projects are entitled to a free one-hour organisational health-check with an advisor. We cover areas such as legal structure, applying for funding and correct governance. We help established groups to move forward or simply people who have a great idea to improve their community! If you need more in-depth advice or training we can provide bespoke training and consultancy tailored to your organisation. To arrange a meeting or discuss with one of our Community Advisors just go to ‘Request an Advisor’ at the top of the page.

Social enterprise?

What’s a social enterprise? A social enterprise is a business that uses it’s profits to create positive social change. If you’ve got a great idea or are an existing social enterprise then we can help. To get business support and advice on your social enterprise then we certainly recommend you have a chat with one of our Advisors.

Alternatively, if you are registered as unemployed or classed as economically inactive then our ‘Inspire Dorset’ programme can help you set up and establish a Social Enterprise.