See the variety of projects that were awarded grants in April 2020 by the grants panel.

See the projects awarded grants in 2020
Organisation Description of project Amount awarded Area of Dorset

Emerald Ant (Sturminster Newton Mill)

Working with Sturminster Newton Heritage Trust to work collaboratively with Yewstock Special School and William Barnes Primary School celebrating the fully functioning Sturminster Newton Mill which has a rich history dating back to Roman times.

£2,000

North Dorset

Weymouth Museum

To provide a pop-up museum on the town's busy high street which attracts thousands of visitors every day.

£3,500

Weymouth

Dorset County Hospital Charity

Arts in Hospital programme. Contribution to the development of a website to curate and exhibit their art collection online with the aim to become a significant art resource for the whole of Dorset by enabling full public access to their extensive art collection.

£1,250

West Dorset

Transition Town Bridport

A celebration day taking place in St Mary Primary School, Bridport in the Autumn around National Teachers day as a thank you for all the support during lockdown/Covid 19 where 35 children of key workers were cared for by the school

£2,000

West Dorset

Opera Circus

Working with Bridport Arts Centre (BAC), Colfox School, and the ‘Rights Respecting the Town Team’ in Bridport, they aim to have community conversations through workshops, meetings and an exhibition, called ‘Exile’, at The Allsop Gallery at Bridport Arts Centre.

£1,500

West Dorset

Activate REMIX Summer School

The Remix is an integrated Youth Performance Company for young people aged 11-19 years. The company attracts young people from across the county. See the Activate Remix Summer School project case study.

£2,000

West Dorset

Electric Backroom

A series of sound related video events featuring sound art, experimental music and video, exploring responses to global climate issues. Responses informed by scientific investigation and realised through collaborative exchanges, skills workshops, performance, participatory events and screenings.

£1,000

West Dorset

Arts Development Company

To provide a series of after school and holiday arts activities for young people with physical or learning disabilities

£2,000

West Dorset

Unincorporated Collaborations

Unincorporated Collaborations will collaborate with teenagers from the Bridport ASD and Social Anxiety Group to make a short film and a series of social media broadcasts/posts

£2,000

East Dorset

In Jolly Good Company

In Jolly Good Company exists to alleviate the physical and mental problems caused by loneliness and isolation through intergenerational indoor and outdoor activities in different locations throughout Dorset – this project is a video project for socially isolating individuals

£400

East Dorset

Priest’s House Museum - Millstream Theatre

To assist with a 2020 play for learning disabled participants of the Millstream Theatre – development and performance costs.

£2,000

East Dorset

Wimborne Community Theatre

To develop an accessible original site-specific community theatre performed outdoors in various locations along the banks of the River Allen in Wimborne(one of the purest chalk streams in Europe).

£3,240

East Dorset

Radio Wimborne

To purchase equipment and pay for installation costs to enable the Radio to go FM having been granted a licence by Ofcom

£1,535

East Dorset

OSR Projects

A multidisciplinary art project combining visual arts, dance, drama, music and music technology in the historical setting of Nothe Fort working with young people involved in visual and performing arts at Weymouth College.

£1,000

Weymouth

Broadcast B Side Community Group

To develop safe ways within social distancing guidelines to involve residents of Portland in contributing to ‘Artist and Resident’ conversations that sow the seeds, develop to result in a number of creative outputs including walking guides exploring the lesser known areas of Portland, a series of songs delivered to your door and an online choir

£2,000

Portland

Lewis Manning Hospice

Art activities for people with life-limiting illnesses in the Swanage and Wareham areas over a 12 month period from July 2020 to July 2021

£905

Purbeck

Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum

The aim of the project is to de-risk the design of any future permanent building for craft and

educational activities centre post Covid 19 by provide mobile and flexible workspace, with relevant facilities, that can be used to determine the optimal configuration

£4,000

Purbeck

Maiden Newton Bowls Club

To purchase an electrically operated mat winder that can be operated by a far wider range of members

£1,060

West Dorset

Dorset Wildlife Trust

Increase accessibility to the facilities and to the natural environment for visitors to the Kingcombe Centre. A short trail will encompass examples of habitats of the area. Upgrade of equipment, improve accessibility for community groups and volunteers funds will purchase play equipment and seating for the trail.

£5,000

West Dorset

Ferndown Skatepark

Redevelopment and extension of the current skatepark into a state of the art concrete wheel park that meets the needs of younger users as well as those looking for a challenging and exciting facility.

£5,000

East Dorset

Charlton Marshall Parish Council Play Area

To replace most of the equipment in the play area with new equipment and to replace the surfacing with safer materials.

£5,000

North Dorset

Swanage Tennis Club

To upgrade one of the floodlit tarmac courts to an astro-turf surface.

£4,000

Purbeck

Stalbridge Petanque and Croquet Club

To build a petanque terrain and croquet lawn at Stalbridge Village Hall for public use of the town to encourage light exercise and create a new social point.

£1,370

North Dorset

Weymouth Golf Club

Lay an all-weather pathway to enable elderly and disabled players to use buggies and trolleys around part of the course all year round..

£2,500

Weymouth

Puncknowle Village Hall

Major repairs to kitchen ceiling installation of a ventilation system to resolve condensation. Redecoration of kitchen and repair condensation damage.

£1,000

West Dorset

Walditch Village Hall

Replacement of original wooden windows at one end of the village hall.

£987

West Dorset

Hinton Martell Village Hall

To carry out essential repairs and refurbishments and to install a disabled ramp to access the building as part of their next phase of improvements to the village hall. 

£2,000

East Dorset

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