Dorset Community Foundation

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Raised in 2024




All fundraisers

Do you love living in Dorset? Is your company or organisation based in the county? Are you interested in supporting the only local charity which helps people in need, young and old, who are experiencing such things as disability, poverty, loneliness, mental health and isolation problems? If you have answered 'yes' to one of the above, supporting Dorset Community Foundation may be a good option for you!

Why the community needs us

Thanks to our donors, the Foundation has distributed over £10 million over the last 19 years. We need your help today, enabling us to continue delivering vital funding and support for Dorset's local groups and smaller charities - helping all those in need, wherever they are, making Dorset a better place to live, work and play.

Our impact on the community

Our Hidden Dorset Report and our work over the years show that there is a lot of need in our county - from the older person who cannot afford to heat their home and is at risk during the winter months to the young student who is struggling to pay for travel to and from college. To read more about issues in our county, please check out our Hidden Dorset Report available from our website through the link

What your gift could provide


the average grant which support a local older person in fuel poverty


provided by 100 companies and individuals will help us raise 50K


is the average bursary we give out which supports disadvantaged students

Our details

01202 670815

£0 raised from 1 page

The Lord-Lieutenant for Young and Talented Appeal

£0 raised since October 2017