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.

We are grateful to have benefitted from the following support during the 2020-2021 financial period:


  1. For ICA’s project for older people, Silver Island…
    • The National Lottery Community Fund: Reaching Communities
    • Hall & Woodhouse.
  2. For the Man / Women’s Shed…
    • The National Lottery Community Fund: Awards for All
    • Dorset Council
    • Coop Local Community Fund.
  3. For ICA’s environment / climate change related projects…
    • iWILL (through the Dorset Community Foundation) – For the Portland 4 The Planet Youth Project (a collaboration between ICA, Atlantic Academy and Portland 4 The Planet).
  4. For ICA’s Growing Local project…
    • Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust
    • Portland Town Council
    • Public Health Dorset.
  5. For ICA’S COVID-19 support…
    • Local Giving: Magic Little Grants
    • Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSE)
    • Tesco Bags of Help
    • Valentine Charitable Trust.


In addition to ICA’s successful grant applications, the charity was grateful to benefit from a range of local donations over the past 12 months, including:

  1. COVID-19…
    • Battens Solicitors
    • Billy Winters
    • The Court Leet of Portland
    • Fellowship of the Rock
    • Portland Camera Club
    • The Rotary Club of Island & Royal Manor of Portland
    • Portland residents (a phenomenal response from local people in support of our Covid-19 community services offer).
  2. Silver Island…
    • Portland Community Bingo team (led by Margaret Stone).
  3. Core costs….
    • Portland Port.