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Comic Relief small grants programme for Dorset groups re-opens

Comic Relief small grants programme for Dorset groups re-opens

The Comic Relief small grants programme for Dorset is now open again for applications. Dorset Community Foundation administers the grants for Comic Relief within the county.

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available. Past grants have averaged £2,100.

The Community Foundation will give priority to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community. To qualify for , projects should be run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with.

Typical recipients in Dorset of Comic Relief small grants have included community sports activities, community employment projects, volunteer and staff training. For example, First Bradford Scout Group was one of the successful applicants from the third round of Comic Relief applications. They received a grant towards supporting hardship cases to have access to camping equipment.

The deadline for applications for the current round is 16 April 2013.

Not in Dorset?

Dorset is just one of many that distribute Comic Relief small grants. The Community Foundation Network lists participating Community Foundations.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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