Talbot Village Trust provides £25,000 to Dorset Community Foundation in aid of essential Covid-19 recovery fund

6th Oct 2021

Talbot Village trust has partnered with the Dorset Community Foundation (DCF) to contribute towards a new fund that will benefit many local community and voluntary organisations across Dorset. 

A donation of £25,000 was provided by the grant-giving charity to support the DCF’s inaugural Living Legacy Fund, which now totals £100,000 with further support from BCP Council and other individual donors. 

The Fund is set to be an annual grant-making programme attracting funders, philanthropists and donors who have a shared interest in supporting communities within the BCP area. 

Tom Flood, Chairman Elect of the Dorset Community Foundation, said: “It is a wonderful vote of confidence in the Dorset Community Foundation that such a respected funder, as the Talbot Village Trust, has invested in our Living Legacy Fund.
“We are so pleased and proud that the Trust recognises our ability to use its money in the most effective way and that its desire to help people in need can be best served by working with us.”

This year’s Living Legacy Fund has prioritised applications supporting the recovery and strengthening of local communities following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, there is a focus on isolation, loneliness, poverty, health and wellbeing. 

Dorset Community Foundation aims to adapt its priorities according to emerging needs of the community each year, focusing on those who need it most. 
Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, Chairman of Talbot Village Trust, said: “We don’t typically partner with other grant-giving charities, but we felt this was a unique and incredibly worthy opportunity that would help expand our reach across the county.

“We are aware that there are many organisations within the conurbation that we may not have come into contact with before as an organisation. Through our partnership with the Dorset Community Foundation, we hope to reach and provide help to more people.”
Philip Rymer, Trust Administrator of Talbot Village Trust, has also joined the funding panel for the DCF, to assist with distributing the Living Legacy Fund to those who need it.

To find out more about the Dorset Community Foundation, please visit: www.dorsetcommunityfoundation.org 

To apply for funding from the Talbot Village trust, visit www.talbotvillagetrust.org to submit an online application.