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Dorset Welcome Fund

Dorset Community Foundation



Activities planned in the proposal were: funding of core costs/salaries of Dorset Community Foundation during the period of Dorset Welcome Fund project and grant-making to 4 different local charitable groups for projects which support local Ukrainian refugees.

All the money that was budgeted for grant-making has been awarded to local groups in Dorset who are directly working with and helping the new population of Ukrainian refugees.

Guggleton Farm Arts (Stalbridge, North Dorset) – £2725 – English language lessons for Ukrainian refugees in Dorset Ukraine Support, St Mary’s Church, Ferndown (East Dorset) – £600 – monthly support group – place to meet each other and want to create a regular safe and welcoming space for both refugees and hosts to come together.

Samee (Bournemouth) – £4000 – will deliver 144 hours of support over 12-months, to match 12 Ukrainian refugee jobseekers with locally identified successful entrepreneurs who will mentor them – Swanage & Purbeck Development Trust (Purbeck) – £1658.08 – as Ukrainian refugees started to arrive, the groups established contact with them and initial support included providing transport to the Job Centre, referrals to Food Banks and provision of clothing. They have also arranged a variety of social meetings and visits to local sites of cultural interest. More recently, they have started twice weekly English lessons.

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