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- Home-Start West Dorset

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Funding & Fundraising

We are a local charity which is self funded and governed. We work in partnership with Home-Start UK but are responsible for raising all our own funds to run the charity.

We are funded by a balance of grants from charitable trusts and statutory agencies together with fundraising and donations from community groups and individuals.

There are several ways in which you can help support Home-Start West Dorset. We are alway interested in anyone who would like to help us with fundraising, from sponsored events to coffee mornings, and our fundraising initiatives are always looking for volunteers. Anyone can take part - please contact us for details or ideas.

We are very grateful to the agencies and businesses who have supported our work. Several key agencies have been very supportive of the need for a Home-Start scheme in West Dorset and we are delighted to have reached agreement for funding (short term contracts) with many including Dorset SureStart, Dorset Health Trust and Barnardos. We are also fortunate to have received grants from The Big Lottery, Children in Need, Dorchester Rotary Club, Signpost Housing and Magna.

If you would like to donate to Home-Start West Dorset please email us by clicking here and we would be delighted to give you details.


We Need Your Help...

We are growing our service throughout West Dorset - please support us financially to help us reach more families in need.