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. Local Neighbourhood Fund (through the Dorset Community Foundation towards our exercise classes for older residents)
  4. Mars goodnessKNOWS (through the Dorset Community Foundation)
  5. The Co-op – Local Community Fund
  6. Dorset Council – Community Impact Fund
  7. Hall and Woodhouse Community Chest (towards our dementia friendly Forget-Me-Not Songsters choir).

NB: 4-6 and 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).