Our Charity for 2018 is 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."

 

This Year's Events

Feedback

It is excellent that Dorchester is now on the literary map

Audience Feedback
Feedback From 2015 Festival

I thought the event had a really good feel to it - and people couldn't have been friendlier and more welcoming. Good luck with future events.

Adam Ockelford
Feedback From 2017 Festival

I felt truly privileged to be able to enjoy so many events in your excellent programme...quite sumptuous! Had I been able to, I would have booked every event!

Evelyn Price
Feedback From 2016 Festival

I SO enjoyed yesterday. It was a real pleasure to meet you all and what a lovely festival, lovely venue and lovely audience. And Jason was just brilliant. Thank you very, very much for inviting me.

Penny Junor
Feedback From 2017 Festival

Kate Adie's Desert Island Books was thoroughly enjoyable! I had no idea she was (a) so glamorous and (b) so delightfully funny.

Sue Slater
Feedback From 2016 Festival

It is really great to have a Literary Festival in Dorchester and I really appreciate all the hard work that goes into making it happen.

Janet Evans
Feedback From 2016 Festival