ICA covers its running costs (and the cost of its services) through a mix of grant funding, donations, local giving, legacy gifts and fundraising events.

Our current grants come from:

  1. The National Lottery Community Fund – Reaching Communities
    A five-year grant (2016-2021) supporting the delivery of Silver Island (our older people’s project)
  2. The National Lottery Community Fund – Awards for All
  3. The Co-op Local Community Fund
  4. Mars goodnessKNOWS (through the Dorset Community Foundation).

NB: 2-4 support Portland’s Man Shed

During 2018-19, we have also gratefully received donations from:

  • The Alice Ellen Cooper-Dean Charitable Foundation (core costs contribution)
  • The Valentine Charitable Trust (core costs contribution)
  • Pengillys Solicitors (monthly contributions and sponsorship of our Nothe of the Living Dead collaboration with Nothe Fort)
  • Portland Court Leet (towards our Senior’s Christmas lunch)
  • The Portland Community Bingo team (towards our Silver Island Befriending service)
  • The Rotary Club of the Island and Royal Manor of Portland (towards Silver Island).