About Us

Island Community Action (ICA) is a local charity based on Portland, Dorset. Since 1999 we have been helping local communities through services and activities that achieve one or more of the following goals:

  • Tackle deprivation and improve mental, physical and social wellbeing, including reducing isolation and loneliness.

  • Support people to live happier, healthier and more independent lives.

  • Increase life chances and quality of life through ‘hands on’ experiences, learning and training.

  • Support those wishing to volunteer or offer volunteer roles.

  • Inspire and support collaborative working.

  • Support local residents, groups and organisations to create and deliver their own community-based solutions.

  • Showcase and support 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).

Charity number: 1157978