Dorset Community Impact Fund
Community funding - Round 4 is now open
The Dorset Community Impact fund (round 4) aims to support community organisations and charities, with a turnover of less than £500,000, to deliver services that improve the lives and well-being of people in the Dorset Council area. Projects supported will target those whose needs are greatest and support the council’s ambition of reducing demand for its services through connecting people to the right help, support and early intervention to improve resident’s lives.
The fund invites local community groups to apply for grants of up to £6,000. Dorset Council also welcomes applications for smaller amounts (up to £1,000), via the Micro grants pot, as the council wants the fund to be able to reach all parts of Dorset’s communities.
The Community Impact fund is making a total of £75,000 available in round 4, which opens for applications on Monday 9 September 2019. Those applying must demonstrate how their project would help achieve the council’s priorities for improving the lives of local people.
|Opens for Main Grant and Micro Grant applications
||Monday 9 September 2019
|Application deadline (closing date)
||Midnight Sunday 10 November 2019
|Micro Grant (reopens)
||Monday 2 December 2019
|Micro Grant (closes)
||Midnight Sunday 9 February 2020
|Funding Assessment Panel – Main Grant only
||Monday 6 January 2020
|Main Grant Decision
||Monday 13 January 2020
|Micro Fund Decisions
||November 2019 and February 2020
How to apply
Please ensure you have fully read the Dorset Community Impact Fund Round 4 Guidance prior to completing this application form. Further information may be required if you are successful.