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 13,562 – Source: 2021 Census, Office for National Statistics) and nearby Wyke Regis (population around 5,500 – Source: 2011 Census).

Charity number: 1157978

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

Find out how ICA’s work is funded here.

Discover how ICA is managed and staffed here.

Find out more about our collaborative work here.

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