We empower the voluntary sector to survive and thrive, by providing expertise, support, development opportunities and training.

Our empower the voluntary sector team

  • improve quality and governance of VCS organisations
  • support growth and sustainability of VCS organisations
  • sustain and develop CAN as a strong umbrella infrastructure charity

Running a voluntary or community group can be very rewarding, but there's a lot of legal and good practice to keep on top of. We offer general and bespoke advice to help you run your group effectively and efficiently, so it creates as much good for the local community as possible.

On the membership page you will find useful information, links, toolkits and videos aimed at giving you lots of support and useful information.  As a full member if you need further help, we’re here to offer bespoke 1-2-1 advice and support, that’s completely free and unlimited.

Groups based in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole please contact:

Steve Place, [email protected]  or phone 07966742933

Groups based in the rest of Dorset please contact:

Avril Atkins, [email protected]  or phone 07840854181

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