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 Helping Hands – ICA’s support offer for older people and those impacted by disability and / or serious, life-limiting or terminal illness…
    • The Co-op Local Community Fund
    • Hall & Woodhouse.
  2. For Growing Local – Food, growing and the environment…
    • The National Lottery Community Fund: Reaching Communities
    • Portland Council
    • The Dorset Community Foundation – Wessex Water Environment Fund
    • The Valentine Trust.
  3. For additional projects…
    • The Alice Ellen Cooper-Dean Charitable Foundation – core cost
    • Dorset Council – for ICA’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) summer sessions
    • Portland Court Leet – core costs
    • The Rotary Club of Island & Royal Manor of Portland – digital screen.


In addition to ICA’s successful grant applications, the charity works hard to raise income through its own fundraising activities. We are also incredibly grateful to have benefited from a range of donations from local Portland residents.