About Us

Island Community Action (ICA) is a small charity based on Portland, Dorset. We formed in 1999 to support the local community through activities and services that achieve one or more of the following aims:

  • Tackle deprivation and improve mental, physical and social wellbeing, including reducing isolation and loneliness, food poverty and malnutrition.
  • Support residents to live happier, healthier, more socially connected and independent lives for longer.
  • Increase life chances and quality of life through ‘hands on’ experiences, learning and training, helping individuals reach their full potential.
  • Support those wishing to volunteer or offer volunteering roles, helping to increase the number of local volunteers and create a more cohesive, fulfilled and engaged community.
  • Support local residents, groups and organisations to create and deliver their own community-based solutions.
  • Inspire and support collaborative working in order to share best practice and resources, reduce costs and co-create more robust, people-centered and sustainable solutions.
  • Support and showcase local initiatives and activities that promote, improve and protect the local area, its community, culture, economy, health, heritage and natural environment.
  • Contribute towards local regeneration.

ICA works across Portland (population 12,844) and nearby Wyke Regis (population 5,571) – Source: 2011 Census. Office for National Statistics.

Charity number: 1157978

You can find out more about ICA’s management and governance here…

Funding
Find out how ICA’s work is funded here.

Governance
Discover how ICA is managed and staffed here.

Partnerships
Find out more about our collaborative work here.

Compliance
Read about ICA’s general policies and reports here. Our online policy can be seen here.