Help for Groups
This leaflet highlights the
range of support available
to Dorset’s Third Sector*
through members of
Dorset’s Third Sector
* The term Third sector
refers to the Voluntary
Sector including Social
Do you need
help and advice
on developing 3SIG Members:
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 email@example.com
services to frontline voluntary 01305 250921 www.wcv.org.uk
organisations and community groups firstname.lastname@example.org
in Dorset. These organisations work www.dorsetcommunityaction.org.uk 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 email@example.com
that are appropriate, accessible, firstname.lastname@example.org www.citizensadvice.org.uk
inclusive, affordable, sustainable www.volunteeringdorset.org.uk
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
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.email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org To subscribe to either publication, please
County of Dorset, including the Boroughs of www.dorsetrec.org.uk 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 email@example.com
St. Andrew, Blandford Forum, Dorset government and other organisations to Through the Dorset Community Gateway
01258 839140 encourage action on sustainability and (www.dorcom.org.uk) you can find
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
email@example.com across Dorset.
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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. www.volunteering.org.uk
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 - www.communitymatters.org.uk
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 - www.ncvo-vol.org.uk
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org