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£200,000 for youth projects in the region: up to £10,000

The Dorset Youth Fund is designed to provide young people with places to go and things to do, or to help them improve their community through social action.

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Up to £10,000 for your youth project

Making a difference to young people in Dorset

Dorset County Council has launched #CrowdfundDorset with a £200,000 Youth Fund for projects that aim to give young people in Dorset, aged between 10 and 19, places to go and stuff to do. 

Eligible projects could be from a parent teacher association (PTA), a club or community group. You could be a Girl Guide, Scout or school society. You could be a voluntary group who has an initiative that helps inspire or engage young people.

The fund is also to support projects run by young people who have a great idea.

Want to learn how to crowdfund? Catch up on our recent series of online workshops for projects in Dorset.

If you would like to start crowdfunding, you can take the first step by hitting the button below.

Start a new project

If you have already started a project, find out how to apply for this fund below.

How to apply

Projects that fit the bill

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Bridport Mind Fest Dorset

A Festival for all ages to celebrate the power of the mind, be aware of its vulnerability and how to heal it. Make it happen in Bridport.

  • 58 supporters
  • £4.4k raised
  • 49 days
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Bridport Children's Festival Dorset

A one day festival of art, music and movement for 2 - 7 year olds, taking place on Thursday 27th July on the Millennium Green Bridport.

Successfully funded

  • 18 supporters
  • £1.6k raised
  • 10 days
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Making our studio our home! Dorset

Phase 2 for our dance studio - purchasing heaters, curtains, new sound system, dance floor and potentially insulating our roof.

Successfully funded

  • 35 supporters
  • £3.3k raised
  • 42 days
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Southern Roots Organics CSA Dorset

We are setting up a Community Support Agriculture Scheme in West Dorset to supply local households with fresh, seasonal, organic vegetables!

Successfully overfunded

  • 78 supporters
  • £9.5k raised
  • 21 days
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Dorchester Baptist Church Youth Group Dorset

To raise funds for youth trips, retreats/weekends for our open youth club on a friday, also to replace much needed youth equipment.

Successfully overfunded

  • 13 supporters
  • £1k raised
  • 56 days

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