Funding help for Sturminster Newton groups and organisations

Dorset Fundfinder is a new tool which enables Dorset’s community organisations to search and browse funding, grants and information.  Once registered, you can search your way through 100’s of funding opportunities.

Why not take a look?  Alternatively, here’s my top 5…

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to organisations wanting to run projects that aim to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need.

Tesco Bags of Help Grants Programme – maximum £4,000.  Grants are available to support a wide range of community groups, organisations, charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations. Successful projects range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers and hosting community events.

Asda Foundation provides funding for local charitable projects and activities that benefit the wider community, address local needs and make a significant difference to the local community.

Carrier for Causes – grants of up to £2,000 available to give good causes within a two mile radius of any One Stop stores. The grants will be available to support projects that benefit local communities – helping to improve lives and local places.

Dorset Community Foundation – £1,000 – £5,000.  Supporting voluntary and grassroots organisations that are well-placed to identify and address local needs. Also, individual grants to young people to develop and improve their life chances, and also provide grants to support older people in fuel poverty.


To make an appointment to discuss your funding requirements, contact the office on 01258 471456 or email


Jacqui Wragg

Community Resource Worker