Dorset Council reviews funding for community sector

Dorset Council reviews funding for community sector

Published by George Sharpe at 3:05pm 21st January 2020.

The council's asking how much funding we think projects like museums should get

Dorset Council wants our thoughts on how much money should be donated to community projects including things like museums, heritage and leisure projects.

Last year, they invested £1.9 million into the voluntary community sector. Grants were given to a cross section of topics including advice, museums, heritage, community, leisure, arts, culture and environment.

But, some parts of Dorset receive significantly more funding than others - Dorset Council wants to level the playing field.

Cllr Tony Alford, Dorset Council's portfolio holder for Customer, Community and Regulatory Services, said:

"We want to hear from people across the Dorset Council area. Not only from those involved with voluntary bodies working in the community, but also those who benefit from their activity and also those who have no direct connection
 
"We have already written to current grant recipients explaining what we are doing. Their funding has been extended for another year, giving us time to review and put in place a supportive grant system from April 2021."

To find out more about the Voluntary Community Sector Grants Review visit their website.