Hello! we’re Community Action Network (CAN), a local infrastructure charity covering both the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and Dorset Council areas.Our values underpin everything we do - we’re about
collaboration | compassion | inspiration | integrity | respect
We want to ensure local communities are healthy, diverse and thriving, we do this by creating environments for community led empowerment through inspiring community and voluntary action by:
EMPOWERING voluntary and community groups to survive and thrive, by providing expertise, support and training
ENABLING volunteering, helping everyone to play an active role in their community
CONNECTING communities by championing and representing the voluntary and community sector. We facilitate great local networking and encourage people to work together with and for the benefit of our communities
We’re member led by a board of volunteer trustees drawn predominantly from the local voluntary and community sector. Our Board provide our strategic direction and importantly accountability to the sector.
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We are proud members of NAVCA, our national membership body, and hold their quality mark (seen as an exemplar holder), NCVO who unite to champion the remarkable role of charities and volunteers, and Dorset Chamber who support Dorset’s businesses and its economy by promoting excellence, driving growth and providing a voice for business.