Safeguarding

Protecting those who need it most: Safeguarding in the Voluntary and Community Sector The Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) is the backbone of our communities, supporting a diverse range of people – from children in after-school clubs to vulnerable adults...

Equipment and resources

Resources are available to all community and voluntary groups, but there are even more benefits when you become a member. Equipment Loans Euiptment available to borrow. All electricals have been PAT tested. Call 01202 46613 to arrange use of: Projectors (for...

Support for trustees

Support for trustees We offer: Training Forums Organisational health checks Trustee board reviews To access any of the above services contact steve.place@can100.org (if you are based in BCP) or bekki.stalker@can100.org (if based in Dorset).  Trustees play a vital role...

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...
CAN Dorset

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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VCS support

VCS support

We support organisations working in the local voluntary and community sector. “CAN are an essential service to this community in BCP area. We would not be able to do such a wonderful job without them in place.” CAN membership Our members are at the heart of everything...