Whether you're giving your time through volunteering, donations or legacies, or fundraising - there are plenty of ways to get involved with People First Dorset.
Why donate to People First Dorset?
Each year we must raise around £150,000 if we wish to continue funding projects such as the Friendship Club, Speaking Up, the Forum and other groups. Our funds mainly go towards staff salaries, as we need skilled staff to run these projects. There are also office costs, transport, training (volunteers too), phones, IT, printing and so forth.
None of this money is guaranteed, so we have to find it! This takes time and effort.
Our staff are funded to work on our projects alone but also volunteer and raise funds through donations. Our main funding comes from grants and contracts, which we must apply for, and which are increasingly competitive to win.
Every penny counts, and your donation can really help. It might support us to run a Friendship Club night, support a Speaking Up group or train a team of volunteers.
Although we’d love our projects to be totally sustainable (so we’d need less funding) we have learnt that ongoing skilled staff support is essential, to ensure beneficiaries stay safe and properly supported.
Let's empower people with learning disabilities
Here are some ways you can donate:
How your donations help
Your donations impact our members in a number of ways from feeling less socially isolated, more confident, having better self esteem, alongside improved health and wellbeing.