Equipment and resources

The resources shown below are available to all community and voluntary groups, but there are even more great benefits if you become a member, find out more at our Membership area Equipment Rehoming At CAN we can make use of our extensive voluntary sector networks to...

Support for trustees

Trustees play a vital role in ensuring charities and voluntary groups are well run, effective and working in the best way possible for the people they support. If you sit on the board or committee of a charity with others who ultimately control and decide how the...

Funding and income

Finding the money to continue your work and realise your dreams for future growth can be difficult. The money you need could come from a wide range of sources including: Donations from: Individuals (including volunteering and legacies) Private businesses (including...

Running a group

Running a voluntary or community group can be very rewarding, but there’s a lot of legal and good practice to keep on top off. Luckily at CAN we can offer general and bespoke help to make sure your group is run as effectively and efficiently as possible, so it...

Setting up a new group

Starting a new charity or voluntary group can be daunting, but we’re here to help every step of the way. We can help you with many aspects of setting up including finance and funding, charity law, AGMs, working with trustees, health and safety, business planning and...
Empowering CAN Dorset

Empowering CAN Dorset

Commissed by Dorset Council In February 2022, CAN were commissioned by Dorset Council to be the local infrastructure organisation empowering a resilient voluntary and community sector (VCS). We work with organisations to evolve and adapt so they can grow, thrive and...

Places to meet

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Support and advice

Support and advice

WE EMPOWER the local sector At CAN, we provide professional and practical support to organisations working in the local voluntary and community sector (sometimes referred to as the VCS). We help groups right from the start, empowering them to become strong and...