Welcome to the Advice Dorset Partnership E-News bulletin. The bulletin is circulated every two weeks and will bring you news and information relating the advice sector in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole. If you would like to send anything out via the bulletin, please send it to me at bryony@caidorset.org.uk.

Advice Dorset Partnership

Dates for your Diary – look out for more information and how to book

  • Fuel debt advice in the community training – Thursday 22nd June 2017, venue tbc
  • Introduction to Debt training – Monday 26th June 2017, Dorchester
  • Welfare Benefit Forum – Thursday 7th September 2017, Wimborne
  • Mental Health & Benefits training – Thursday 21st September 2017, Wimborne
  • Universal Credit training – Wednesday 27th September 2017, Dorchester
  • Universal Credit training – Thursday 12th October 2017, Wimborne
  • Advice for people with Long Term Health conditions conference – Thursday 16th November 2017, Dorchester
  • Accessible Advice conference – Thursday 8th February 2018, Dorchester
  • Welfare Benefit Forum – Thursday 8th March 2018, Wimborne

News and Useful Information

  • British Gas Energy Trust – Impact report from CAiD and Local Citizens Advice in Dorset

Events and Training

  • Dorset Charities conference, hosted by Ward Goodman – Thursday 6th July 2017, Wimborne

Research & Reports

  • New report from Shelter looking at links between mental ill health and problems with housing

Funding opportunities

  • The ‘Q2’ round of the Transform Foundation’s 2017 Charity Website grant programme is open, providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites in order to increase their ability to raise funds, more effectively serve their beneficiaries and/or raise broader awareness of their cause
  • Funding for projects tackling rural poverty from the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust – deadline 26th May 2017