The Community Development Team and Poole CVS can provide voluntary, community and faith groups with more specific advice and help to write bids. They may also be able to help identify specific funds that may be open to your group and its activities.

Dorset Community Foundation give out small grants to local organisations. You may want to sign up to their grant alerts.

Poole CIL neighbourhood portion fund

The Community Infrastrucutre Levy (CIL) Neighbourhood Portion is a source of funding ideal for local communities to help shape the development of their neighbourhoods.

Community groups and business can bid for funding, applications will be considered twice a year. For further information please contact Chas Rowling, Community Development Manager. 

The Community Infrastructure Levy Neighbourhood Portion has more information.

For businesses

Information about funding for businesses is available in our Starting and growing your business section of the website.

For individuals

For individuals that are facing hardship, Turn2us may help, as well as Grants for individuals.

For local debt advice contact Poole Citizens Advice Bureau, or you may find the information you need on the Citizens Advice website.

Information can also be found on our social services support pages.

Local giving

If you would like to give money to support local organisations in Poole and the surrounding area please talk to our partners, Dorset Community Foundation.

Page last updated: 12 March 2019
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