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New Website Launched To Help Local Community Groups


8:08am 20th June 2014
(Updated 8:10am 20th June 2014)

Are you a local community group who needs help with fundraising?

Maybe you've got some questions about how to manage projects or health and safety issues.

Well - a new website has been launched in Dorset just for you.

It also includes links to other organisations that could offer support, such as Dorset Community Action and the Volunteer Centre Dorset.

Alex Picot, Chief Executive of Dorset Community Action, said: "We are pleased to support the work of West Dorset and Weymouth Borough Councils in bringing together this useful introductory resource for local communities.

"Dorset Community Action looks forward to working with our council colleagues in supporting local groups and volunteers that play such an important role in delivering services for local people . These webpages will be another step in making it easier for groups to find the assistance they require."

The site has been launched as a joint project between West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.

Councillor Francis Drake, briefholder for Social Inclusion at Weymouth and Portland Borough Council said: "I am delighted that we have been able to launch this to help community groups that make such a valuable contribution to our communities. Any group from lunch clubs for the elderly to playgroups will be able to use it to access advice."  

Councillor Anthony Alford, Vice-Chairman of West Dorset District Council's Executive Committee, said: "Providing online advice for community groups who might be struggling with certain issues is important. Hopefully this will help them carry on being such a force for good in our district."

The website can be found at

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