Community Groups

There’s lots of information out there to help individuals and community groups, please find below some useful contacts;

Skills and Learning, Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole – Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Adult Learning Services are now all merged into one organisation.  It is now possible to access information about all local authority adult learning courses across the county by ringing one number – 01202 262300 or the website link above.  On the site you will find photos of Learning Skills classes and learners with their work. There are details of recent and forthcoming events.  There are links to venue details and course details.
Julia Markus, Business and Outreach Officer
SKILLS&LEARNING , Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole

Dorset Business Mentoring:   // –  – can help not for profit organisations too!

Dorset Community Action is here to support your charity, social enterprise, and community group to best achieve its goals, by helping you make informed decisions, connecting you to the people you need to know, and giving you the skills and knowledge needed to make your project and organisation a success.

Looking for volunteers? – Dorset Volunteer Centre –

Dorset Young Enterprise: Young Enterprise, South West. The continued uncertainty about the South West’s economy means it’s essential for business and education to work together to ensure the next generation has excellent business skills. We are the leading force in enterprise education in the South West, and we work in hundreds of schools, colleges and universities across the region to empower young people with the confidence, ability and ambition to succeed.

Halls in Shaftesbury – there are lots of places in Shaftesbury to hire halls for events/classes – have a look here at the link which gives lots of information if you were thinking of hiring a venue – shaftesbury-halls-2014-2016