Funding

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.

The following is a list of grant funders who have provided contributions towards our key projects over the 2019-2020 period:

  1. The National Lottery Community Fund – Reaching Communities
    A five-year grant (2016-2021) part funding Silver Island (our older people’s project)
  2. #iWill – for Portland 4 The Planet: Youth Project, a climate change and environmental initiative in collaboration with Portland 4 The Planet and Atlantic Academy (through the Dorset Community Foundation)
  3. Dorset Council – Community Impact Fund Contributing towards Portland’s Man Shed and our COVID-19 support offer
  4. Hall and Woodhouse Community Chest towards our dementia friendly Forget-Me-Not Songsters choir.
  5. Local Neighbourhood Fund towards our exercise classes for older residents (through the Dorset Community Foundation)
  6. Pengillys Solicitors monthly contributions toward Silver Island and sponsorship of our Nothe of the Living Dead event
  7. The Portland Community Bingo team towards our Silver Island Befriending service
  8. Portland Court Leet – towards our Senior’s Christmas lunch and COVID-19 support offer
  9. Portland Port towards Silver Island
  10. Rotary Club of the Island and Royal Manor of Portland towards Silver Island and our COVID-19 support offer.

We have also gratefully received donations from the following organisations towards our COVID-19 support offer:

  • Billy Winters
  • Dorset Community Foundation
  • Local Giving – Magic Little Grants
  • Portland Town Council
  • Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks
  • Tesco Bags of Help
  • The Valentine Charitable Trust.