Funding Opportunities


Shaftesbury and District Task Force is the community partnership covering Shaftesbury and the surrounding villages in Dorset and Wiltshire.

Over the years we have helped lots of organisations raise funding and since 2010 have helped raised over £500,00 for local projects;

If you need help to raise money for your project, pop into our offices at 21 High Street, Shaftesbury, or ring Louise on 01747 228009.

Wiltshire Community Foundation – Funding Updates


Persimmons Community Champions Fund; this charity match programme will give donations of up to £1000 to local UK groups and charities, which have already raised vital funds themselves.


Culture and Community e-news     7 October 2016


CHARITIES in the Shaftesbury area:

The Charity of William Williams –
A grant making Charity established in 1621
Recent awards for grants include:

    • Helping an individual to acquire furnishings and white goods when they have no funds due to circumstances out of their control like loss of employment , breakdown of family relationships, ill health or disability.
    • Awarding educational grants to students or mature students/apprentices.
    • Assisting organisations in the area of remit where benefit to residents of the three towns is evident.

Shaftesbury Charitable Trust
The Aims of the Trust – The aim of the Shaftesbury Charitable Trust is to set up a fund which will provide for any charitable purpose directed wholly or mainly for the benefit of Shaftesbury. This will include helping maintain the historic fabric of Shaftesbury, providing amenities for the town, and also for helping individual residents in suitable cases.

Shaftesbury Trinity Centre Trust –
We are a charitable Trust founded to support the change of use of the Trinity Church in Bimport, Shaftesbury. The church was declared redundant in 1974 and is now the base for the Shaftesbury Scouts, the Day Centre for the elderly and three small businesses.

The objectives of our charity are:

a) To provide suitable headquarters accommodation for the Shaftesbury Scout Group; and

b) To promote any charitable purposes for the benefit of the community of Shaftesbury in the County of Dorset and the districts surrounding Shaftesbury with special regard to the needs of the elderly.

John Foyle Charity
People in need who live in the town of Shaftesbury. Eligibility People in need who live in the town of Shaftesbury. Exclusions No grants for items/services that are the responsibility of the state. Type of grants One-off and recurrent grants and loans, including those for educational toys for people who are disabled, moving expenses, fuel, equipment, carpets and decoration. Around 15 grants a year are made ranging from £30 to £500. Applications In writing to the correspondent at any time.