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 Silver Island (our older people’s project)
  2. #iWill (through the Dorset Community Foundation for Portland 4 The Planet – Youth Project, a climate change and environmental initiative in collaboration with Portland 4 The Planet and Atlantic Academy)
  3. Mars goodnessKNOWS (through the Dorset Community Foundation)
  4. The Co-op – Local Community Fund
  5. Dorset Council – Community Impact Fund
  6. Hall and Woodhouse Community Chest (towards our Forget-Me-Not Songsters choir).

NB: 3-5 supports Portland’s Man Shed

During 2019-20, we 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)
  • The Portland Community Bingo team (towards our Silver Island Befriending service)
  • Portland Court Leet (towards our Senior’s Christmas lunch)
  • Portland Port (towards Silver Island)
  • The Rotary Club of the Island and Royal Manor of Portland (towards Silver Island).