Dorchester Poverty Action Group – November Good Causes

Today’s featured charity for November Good Causes is Dorchester Poverty Action Group – The local charity has been a stalwart throughout the Covid crisis, supporting people from Dorchester that have fallen on hard times.  The emergency help they can give people at short notice is invaluable 


Reg Charity No. 1041397


Dorchester Poverty Action has been here all through Coronavirus supporting local people in DT1 and DT2. We do this by making grants of up to £200 to local people who have hit a financial crisis, at the request of a professional worker or agency who knows their circumstances.

There are many local people who live on a low income but manage their finances very efficiently so do not normally need help but this year, even the most careful have been very badly hit.

DPA has helped 59 families so far since April, totalling £9,848, for things like basic white goods for people being rehoused from abusive situations, school uniform for children returning to school after months at home, washing machines that are beyond repair, beds for growing youngsters, cars needing their MOT.

With no fund-raising events, Dorchester Poverty Action is depending on the generosity of local individuals, organisation and businesses.

There is more information on our website –

You can give online or by BACS or send a cheque to

Dorchester Poverty Action, c/o Margaret Barker, 43 Bridport Road, Dorchester Dt1 2NG

Brief summary:

Dorchester Poverty Action is a local charity serving people in the DT1 and DT2 postcode area. It was set up in 1993 as a registered charity by Churches Together in Dorchester and is run by 5 volunteer trustees and an advisory group who are all volunteers. It has no office base so is run with minimum administrative costs.  Its income comes from local people, organisations, churches and trusts plus, in normal years, several fund-raising events, none of which has been possible this year.

To find out more and donate, please click here to visit our November Good Causes