The Blackdown Educational Trust

The Blackdown Trust is a village based fund set up over 50 years ago to contribute towards the expense of Further Education for individual local students.

The amount available depends on the number of applicants.  You are eligible to apply if:

  • you live in Broadwindsor, Burstock, Blackdown or Thorncombe.
  • you have attended local schools.
  • you are leaving school to further your education; you have qualified for and have been accepted as a student on a recognised course at university/college/college or apprenticeship/agricultural college.

Please send your own letter of application including details of the above, your postal address and any other information you consider relevant to: blackdowneducationaltrust@outlook.com before the 25 September 2020 deadline.

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The Safer Dorset Fund

Dorset Police & Crime CommissionerImportant work is performed by a whole range of organisations, from the public, community, voluntary and private sectors, which deliver services that aim to address crime and community safety issues for the benefit of our communities in Dorset. The Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) is able to add value to this delivery by working in partnership with these organisations in order to identify needs, consider the best options to address those needs and then to commission or co-commission services where appropriate, to achieve successful outcomes.
The resources available to the PCC to commission these services are generally accessed through a variety of government funding streams. The sum of these funding streams constitutes the Safer Dorset Fund (SDF).

Their approach to funding:
Their approach to commissioning focuses upon the priorities that have been identified and published within the Police and Crime Plan.
The priorities have been determined through analysis of key information at both a local and a national level; together with consultation with Dorset Police, with other partner organisations and with members of the public.

How to apply for funding:
Application for funding through the SDF is made via both the Priority Commissioning Scheme and the Community Grant Scheme. In addition, the PCC influences national commissioning of services for victims, witnesses and offenders, in support of local needs and outcomes.

COVID-19 Grant Scheme:
The Safer Dorset Fund Covid-19 Grant is a financial resource provided by the Police & Crime Commissioner to support charities during this health crisis.  Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available.

Community Grant Scheme:
The Community Grant Scheme is designed primarily for voluntary and community sector applications which meet at least one of the Police and Crime Plan priorities.  Grants of between £100 and £3,000 are available.

Monitoring of Project Outcomes:
Monitoring the outcomes of activities is overseen by key partnerships that they work closely with, in order to evaluate success and inform future commissioning decisions.

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