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Information for Community Groups

This page contains information for community groups who have set up specifically to aid their communities during the coronavirus crisis, as well as information for existing groups who have adapted their services for the crisis.

To register your community group with us, please click the button below:

You may also want to register your group with Help & Kindness, a local directory of services. Please click here to register with them.


If you require advice about setting up a group and what is involved, contact Dorset Community Action on 01305 250921 or email [email protected]. Dorset Community Action have a lot of information on their website which might be useful for you and your group. Please click here to be redirected to the DCA website.

Dorset Community Action also hold weekly webinars offering up to date advice and support for organisations. Click here for more information.


If you require funding for your group, Dorset Community Foundation have launched a Dorset Coronavirus Community Appeal which you may benefit from. Click here for more information. If you would like further information on current grants available, contact us at the Volunteer Centre on 01305 269214 or email [email protected]. Alternatively, Dorset Community Action would be able to support you with their 'Fund Finder' (contact details above).

Visit our Volunteering for COVID-19 Crisis page to view information about volunteering during this time, and please pass this on to your volunteers.


Volunteer Centre Dorset are thankful for the support from:

Dorset County Council
National Lottery Fund