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Funding: Bournemouth Communities Fund

Bournemouth Communities Fund

Status:                            Open to applications
Application Deadline:   07 October 2013


Funding is available to support local charities and community groups that are supporting communities across Bournemouth.


Maximum Value: £ 500
Minimum Value: £ 250

Value Notes

Grants of between £250 and £500 are available.

Extended Description

The Bournemouth Communities Fund, previously known as the Bournemouth Bicentenary Fund, is an endowment fund administered by the Dorset Community Foundation.

The Fund aims to support local charities and community groups that are supporting communities across Bournemouth.

Latest Information

2013 deadline: 7 October 2013.

Key Criteria

Not-for-profit organisations, third sector organisations, voluntary and community groups across Bournemouth are eligible to apply.

Organisations must:

  • Be active in the local community.
  • Be connected with and/or meeting the needs of the local community.
  • Have a governing document that has as a minimum the name, aim/purpose, objects, a dissolution clause for the organisation, a list of Trustees/Committee members and Trustees/Committee members’ signatures.
  • Have a Child Protection Policy if working with young people below the age of 18 years of age or have a Protection of Vulnerable Adults Policy if working with vulnerable adults over the age of 18.
  • Have a bank account with two cheque signatories in the name of the group.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is available for the provision of specific services or support that benefit people or communities within Bournemouth. Grants can be used for core and project costs.


The Fund will not accept multiple applications from groups for the same application round.

Application Procedure

Application forms are available to complete online at the Foundation's website.

Contact the Dorset Community Foundation for further information.

Addresses and contacts

Application forms may be available to download on this site – please see the downloadable files on the right hand panel at the top of this page – or alternatively please check the funding body’s own website.

Contact details:    Grants Officer
                               Dorset Community Foundation
                   Abchurch Chambers
                   24 St Peter's Road
                   BH1 2LN
Telephone:            01202 292255
Email:                    [email protected]

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