We give links that we think are of particular interest to Voluntary and Community Sector organisations in Poole.

If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact us and we will help if we can.

Karen Wilmhurst from Autism Wessex & Margaret Hannibal from Mosaic
at one of our Health and Care Forums

Karen Wilmhurst from Autism Wessex and Margaret Hannibal from MOSAIC at our Health and Care Forum

Borough of Poole

Note: to keep in touch with contracts being offered by the Council, use Supplying the South West

Bournemouth CVS

Does the same work in Bournemouth that Poole CVS does in Poole.

Bournemouth University Carer and Service  User Partnership Group.

Brings together health/social work students with people who use these services to enhance the students' understanding and help them do their future jobs better

Charity Commission

Regulates charities in England and Wales

Community Matters

Federation of community organisations. Relevant to community associations and community buildings

Dorset CCG Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives
Dorset Community Foundation

Encourages local donors to set up Foundation Funds to fund the social issues and causes they care about. Also acts as a grant-giver.

Dorset Community Action

Undertakes the same work in Dorset that Poole CVS does in Poole, and also functions as a Rural Development Council

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Elected official who is responsible for the goverance and oversight of Dorset Police.
Dorset Race Equality Council

Exists to help reduce discrimination. Works with individuals as well as groups.


A network of over 600 community led organisations


National Association for Voluntary and Community Action -umbrella organisation for support organisations like Poole CVS


National Council for Voluntary Organisations-

gives voice and support to the voluntary and community sector

Office for Civil Society

The government department for the voluntary and community sector

Poole Partnership

Poole's Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) which oversees the Local Area Agreement (LAA).

South West Forum

Promotes and supports the voluntary and community sector in the South West





If you've got a question, please contact us. We may not know the answer, but we will probably know where to find it.