Hello! we’re Community Action Network (CAN), a local infrastructure charity covering both the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and Dorset Council areas.
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.
Our values underpin everything we do - we’re about
collaboration | compassion | inspiration | integrity | respect
We're here for everyone and want to see communities that are healthy, diverse, vibrant and flourishing. We do this through inspiring community and voluntary action by:
EMPOWERING the voluntary sector to survive and thrive, by providing expertise, support, development opportunities and training
ENABLING volunteering through our Volunteering Hub, helping everyone to play an active role in their community
CONNECTING communities by helping to create conditions where everyone’s voice is valued and heard by facilitating great local networking and communication
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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.