Final 3rd sector leaflet

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					Help for Groups
  and Charities
  across Dorset
      This leaflet highlights the
     range of support available
       to Dorset’s Third Sector*
           through members of
           Dorset’s Third Sector
                    Group (3SIG)

                * The term Third sector
                 refers to the Voluntary
                        and Community
                 Sector including Social
                Do you need
              help and advice
            on developing                3SIG Members:
           new organisations,
                                         Dorset Community Action (DCA) is the
         funding, recruiting             Council for Voluntary Service for Dorset and
        volunteers,                      supports the development of the voluntary
       training, developing              sector through information, networking,
                                         representation, building capacity, and filling     Weymouth Community Volunteers
      good practice,                     gaps. DCA is committed to encouraging              brings together those who wish to carry out
     representation, liaison,            and supporting the interests of local              voluntary/community work and those who
    policy response and                  communities in consultation,, community            wish to make use of volunteer’s skills and
   campaigning.                          facilities, regeneration, sustainable living and   time in the Portland and Weymouth area.
                                         social issues. DCA initiates and delivers new
                                                                                            Contact: Sue Follan
  3SIG is a partnership between          services, which respond to local needs.
                                                                                            51a St Mary Street, Weymouth,
  Dorset’s Third Sector Infrastructure   Contact: Steve Place                               Dorset DT4 8BJ
 Organisations who provide a range       Community House, The Barracks,                     01305 830255
 of general and specialist support       Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1YG
services to frontline voluntary          01305 250921                             
organisations and community groups
in Dorset. These organisations work                   Dorset Citizens Advice Bureaux provide
together to plan, develop and deliver                                                       advice and information on a range of issues,
                                         Volunteer Centre Dorchester is the main            including housing rights, welfare rights
appropriate services to Dorset’s 3rd     point of contact for organisations that need       and benefits, legal issues, money and debt,
 Sector Organisations (TSO).             volunteers and people interested in becoming       consumer rights and employment rights.
                                         volunteers in Dorset.
Mission: “To ensure that all the                                                            Contact: Caroline Buxton
organisations and groups in Dorset’s     Contact: Marie Waterman                            Mill Lane, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4RA
3rd Sector have access to a range of     1 Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1TZ       01929 551257
 support and development services        01305 269214                             
  that are appropriate, accessible,            
   inclusive, affordable, sustainable
    and responsive to changing
Dorset Youth Association (DYA) exists to      Dorset Race Equality Council (DREC) aims        Other
support and develop high quality youth work   to reduce racial discrimination, promote
and educational opportunities for young       shared values of peace, responsibility and      sources of help
people throughout the County of Dorset.       racial harmony. It also aims to reduce
                                              conflict and increase confidence and self
                                                                                              and information:
Contact: Dave Thompson                        worth amongst the diverse communities in        DCA’s newsletters provide a range of
County Headquarters, Lubbeke Way,             Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole.                  information for TSOs, from funding and
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1QL                                                                    training to seminars and information events.
01305 262440                                  Contact: Adnan Chaudry
                                                                                              The Dorchester Volunteer Centre        Dorset Race Equality Council, Suite 3,          Newsletter is full of useful information for
                                              4th Floor Richmond House, Richmond Hill,
                                                                                              those involved in Volunteering throughout
Churches Together in Dorset supports          Bournemouth BH2 6EQ
                                                                                              Dorset and showcases the work of
and gives information on the Churches and     01202 553003                                    volunteers.
their combined activity and service in the                      To subscribe to either publication, please
County of Dorset, including the Boroughs of                            contact Anita Hansen, the Consortium
Bournemouth and Poole.
                                              DA21 (Dorset Agenda 21) works                   Development Officer.
Contact: Colin Brady                          cooperatively with local people, communities,   01202 847608
23 Bagber Farm Cottages, Milborne             businesses, educational bodies, local 
St. Andrew, Blandford Forum, Dorset           government and other organisations to           Through the Dorset Community Gateway
01258 839140                                  encourage action on sustainability and          ( you can find                     climate change in Dorset.                       information on: events and activities taking
                                                                                              place in your area, groups and organisations
Contact: Val Potter                           Contact: Paul McIntosh                          that provide advice and support on issues
                                              PO Box 5789, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8ZR         that concern you and up to date information
22 D’urberville Close, Dorchester,
Dorset DT1 2JT                                01305 213721                                    on voluntary and community groups
                                                                  across Dorset.
01305 264416                  

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          Regional and National sources of help and information*
          CLINKS - Designed to help the voluntary and community sector that work with offenders and their families -
             RISE - the voice for South West social enterprise and supports the development of sustainable social enterprises in the region -
                Volunteering England works to support and increase the quality, quantity, impact and accessibility of volunteering
                 throughout England.
                    Community Matters - is the nationwide federation for community associations and similar organisations and has played a
                     key role in promoting and supporting action by ordinary people in response to social, educational and recreational needs in
                       their neighbourhoods and communities -
                 The Charity Commission for England and Wales is established by law as the regulator and registrar of
More               charities in England and Wales. Their aim is to provide the best possible regulation of these charities in order to
about                 increase charities’ efficiency and effectiveness and public confidence and trust in them -
3SIG                          National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is a highly effective lobbying
and what it                       organisation and represents the views of its members, and the wider voluntary sector to
                                      government, the European Union and other bodies. NCVO are also at the leading edge
does to help                               of research into, and analysis of, the voluntary sector -

Dorset’s Third Sector                               *NB. This list is not exhaustive.

1.   Work together to plan better services to
     meet the needs of frontline third sector
     organisations (TSOs)                       What are the key changes 3SIG aims to make?
2.   Provide a range of high quality services   1.   Better working between those who provide support and advice to frontline TSOs
     to meet the needs of all Dorset’s TSOs
                                                2.   More local frontline groups and communities will have access to dedicated local workers
     but particularly attempt to address the
                                                     (the ‘spokes’) able to advise or signpost to specialist support (the ‘hubs’) in many areas
     needs of small, marginalised, rural or          of need.
     excluded groups.
                                                3.   More TSOs will have access to specialist advice, information and crisis support such as
3.   Attract money to make sure these                fundraising, constitutions, youth work, sustainability.
     services are provided in years to come.    4.   More smaller or marginalised groups will have access to a comprehensive
4.   Make sure that local, regional and              range of support services and be able to influence design and delivery of
     national plans and services meet the            those services.
     needs of Dorset’s TSOs.                    5.   All TSOs will be able to join a forum and have a voice at strategic meetings
5.   Work with other bodies in the South             with local public bodies and become fully involved in the design and
     West like 3SIG to benefit Dorset.               delivery of public services.
If you would like to find out more or discuss potential membership of 3SIG please contact Anita Hansen, Consortium Development Officer.
Tel: 01202 847608 Email:

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