Our Charity for 2018 was Dorset Community Foundation

We have chosen to support Dorset Community Foundation for our 2018 Festival.

Dorset Community Foundation

About Dorset Community Foundation

"We help people give back to Dorset to improve the lives of others. Many local residents are facing disadvantage and live in areas which are amongst some of the poorest in the UK. By working together, our communities have benefitted from over £10 million of charitable donations. Our knowledge and expertise inspires donors to give to those most in need."

"Vision, Mission and Values"

"The Dorset Community Foundation was founded with one simple aspiration – to make a difference in the lives of others through thoughtful, effective philanthropy. We are a charitable organisation that helps individuals, families, trusts and businesses achieve their charitable goals by offering tools and resources that make giving easy, flexible and effective.

Our Vision is to create united and thriving communities by fostering a culture of giving and philanthropy in Dorset.

Our Mission is to encourage and apply philanthropic contributions to help improve the quality of life amongst communities in Dorset now and for future generations, to provide grants to support the needs and issues in our county through the generosity of our donors, to connect the people who want to make a difference locally with the organisations that can effect change and to encourage greater community involvement.

As part of our mission we aim to build an endowment large enough to provide a permanent source of funding to address the needs and issues of future generations in Dorset."

 

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This Year's Events

Feedback

I attended 4 events, next year I will want to attend even more talks. 
A friend came to stay with us and she was equally impressed by the talks she attended.

Gill Borg
Feedback From 2017 Festival

It is excellent that Dorchester is now on the literary map

Audience Feedback
Feedback From 2015 Festival

Thank you for asking me to take part in the Hardy Today event. I enjoyed it very much.

Virginia Astley
Feedback From 2017 Festival

...Enjoyable, engaging, enthralling...

Audience Feedback
Feedback From 2015 Festival

I sip my Dorset tea and just wanted to say thanks so much for the invitation to the lit fest - I thoroughly enjoyed it...

Rob Ryan
Feedback From 2015 Festival

We really enjoyed the talks we attended... and look forward to next year's event... Kate Adie was brilliant

Audience Feedback
Feedback From 2015 Festival