DPA Open Meeting - Monday 11 October 2021
Published on: 14th October 2021
25th June 2018
This year sees us reaching the milestone of having given out £100,000 in grants!
Since the charity started over 25 years ago it has made a real difference to local people in DT1 and DT2 at times of crisis. To celebrate this milestone, we invited the Mayor, local donors, representatives of churches, grant giving trusts and service providers who have referred individuals, to a celebration cream tea on June 4th 2018 at St George’s Church hall.
In addition to the £100,000, DPA has also given out over £60,000 in supermarket vouchers at Christmas and Easter to local helping agencies for their clients in need. All that money – £160,000 – has been raised locally through local churches, grant giving trusts, fundraising activities, local Mayors and local donors and the charity took this opportunity to say thank you to them all.
A new logo was also unveiled and the new more modern name of Dorchester Poverty Action was launched – a real feeling of moving forward with new energy to keep up the good work that Dorchester Poverty Action does.