Changes within DCA – For April 2022

Team Updates & Membership Pricing

Community Advice Update:
Our Community Advisor Julie has 20+ years of Community Development and VCSE Business Support experience.  Julie has expertise in bid writing, mentoring and research interviewing and has worked closely with village halls and community spaces around Dorset.  She manages our monthly Network Events and Community Engagement projects and has experience of working with charities, small groups and individuals and can support with:

  • Business planning
  • Bid writing
  • Bid checking
  • Policies and procedures
  • Governance and legal structure
  • All aspects of running/managing/funding a community building

Training Update:
Caro Hart is DCA’s Community Training Consultant. As well as working on a 1:1 basis with organisations, she is helping to create the training Academy which is launching in May. Caro is here to help you with organisational development, learning and planning, amongst other things. Please feel free to get in touch if you want to know more about:

  • Facilitated whole team Awaydays
  • Strategic planning sessions for Trustees
  • Be-spoke training on subjects such as risk management, planning or governance
  • DCA Training Academy – learning journeys and bespoke packages
  • Consultancy support in a crisis ir during a challenging time

Caro has worked in the voluntary and charity sector since wandering into a night-shelter and volunteering when she was at University. She has been a Trustee, case-worker, CEO, Chair, volunteer and trainer – often simultaneously. She has an MBA from the Open University.
You can contact Caro at or on 01202 847606 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Membership Update:
Our Membership is going up in April from £25 to £30, as well as the fuller funding updates, you could also have:

  • Discounts on all paid for training and events
  • 50% off our Advertising Rates
  • Business support with our specialist in-house Advisors
  • Access to templates & resources within our Members Area