Our Reports

Annual Report and Accounts 2019/2020

Report of the Trustees and Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31st March 2020

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Annual Report and Accounts 2018/2019

Our 2018/19 annual report and accounts highlighting; Community and Voluntary Action, Strategic Action and Sustainable Communities.

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DCA Conference, December 2019

Delivering Impact – The role of Dorset’s VCSE Sector.

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Dorset Voluntary, Community, Social Enterprise (VCSE) Survey August 2018

Dorset Community Action, working with Volunteer Centre Dorset, and Citizens Advice in Dorset developed this survey to establish the current health of Dorset’s Voluntary, Community, & Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector and to gain an understanding of the impact of Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) on the VCSE sector.

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Annual report and accounts – DCA 2017/18

Our 2017/18 annual report and accounts, highlighting our work in: Supporting frontline VCSE Organisations, Working Together for a Stronger Civil Society, Building Better Opportunities, Community led Economic Development, and Rural Services.

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Dorset’s Communities after Local Government Reorganisation – DCA Conference Report 2018

DCA’s conference report looking at the impact of Local Government Reorganisation on the VCSE sector, and attended by members of the Shadow Cabinet. Recommendations include developing a VCSE sector engagement strategy with the Dorset Communities Forum, better engagement and networking of the VCSE sector with town and parish councils, and developing training for new Councillors to develop and promote a better understanding of the VCSE sector in Dorset.

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Annual report and accounts – DCA 2016/17

Our 2016/17 annual report and accounts, highlighting our work in: VCSE Navigators, British Gas energy Trust, DCC Youth Centre Transfers, Community led Economic Development, and Rural services.

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Dorset Communities Forum – Vision Statement

Dorset Community Forum’s shared vision for Dorset’s VCSE sector and its role in redesigning public services, covering: Our relationship with statutory sector; Local Government Review (LGR); Living & Learning Centres; Local Economic Development; Health & Social Care; A longer term investment model.

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A Vision for the Voluntary Sector – DCA Conference Report 2016

Our 2016 Conference report, held in conjunction with Dorset Communities Forum, looking at the current issues and the future for Dorset’s voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, working with the Statutory Sector, a whole system approach to health and social care, and preparing for local government review and unitary council status.

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Working Together for a Stronger Civil Society – DCA Conference Report 2017

Our 2017 Conference report, starting a new conversation led by Professor Gerry Stoker and Dan Corry from New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), on the future of Dorset’s Civil Society, to re-orientate our attitude to, and policies towards, the third sector, putting civil society at the centre of our thinking to help address many of the things that people find disempowering and alienating in modern economies and society.

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Dorset’s Voluntary Sector on a knife-edge – DCA Conference Report 2015

Our 2015 Conference report, that argues that now is the time for us to re-define our relationship with DCC, and also other statutory sector organisations with recommendations ranging from implementing a simple VCSE sector’s impact and value measure, starting a new commissioning conversation and common outcomes framework with DCC, and working with DCC to develop a simple procurement process.

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Valuing Dorset’s VCSE Sector Report 2014

This invaluable report is based on an autumn 2013 survey undertaken by Dorset’s Three Councils for Voluntary Service, to establish a picture of Dorset’s voluntary and community sector’s role in economic development, and in delivering training services to socially excluded groups.

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Annual report and Accounts – DCA 2015/16

Our 2015/16 annual report, highlighting our work in: Dragons Den; VCSE Navigators; British Gas energy Trust; Rural services & Communities Living Sustainably.

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