Grants are available in a range of areas including schooling, sports, countryside, your community and the home.
Advice on financial support available in the form of community grants.
Countryside and conservation grant scheme
A popular environmental improvement grant run by West Dorset District Council since 1993
Free school meals
Local authorities are able to grant free school meals to children whose parents/guardians receive Income Support, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, or in some instances Child Tax Credit.
Grants and development fund
The Community Enabling Division has produced two funding guides. These assist with the search for funding of proposed projects and offer advice about how to complete application forms.
Home improvements - disability facility grant for a private property
Disabled Facility Grants are available for work that is needed to support a person with a disability to live more independently in their own home.
Home improvements - home repair assistance grant
All councils in Dorset offer grants and loans to assist homeowners, landlords and tenants to improve, adapt or repair their homes.
Financial support for students
Guidance on the forms of support available to students.
Grants for sporting activity may be available from your local council or via other sources.
- Emergency Local Assistance
The new Emergency Local Assistance provide grants for Dorset residents in a crisis or a situation that poses an immediate threat to their health and safety. The new scheme run by Dorset County Council replaces the Community Care Grants and general living expense Crisis Loans as of 1 April 2013.