“Improving the quality of life for children and young people in Dorset”
Dorset Youth Association’s reach across the county encompasses over 50 youth clubs and groups spread throughout rural Dorset; a busy Young People’s Advice & Information Centre in Dorchester; targeted work with children, young people and families focussing on health, sport and improved wellbeing; and informs over 300 professionals in the voluntary and community sector.
Dorset Youth Association has been supporting clubs, groups and individuals since 1943 and in 2013 celebrated its 70th Anniversary in the presence of HRH The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO.
As the need of young people in Dorset changes, Dorset Youth Association is evolving to meet these needs, through volunteering projects, national and international expeditions, emotional and practical support to remain in or further their education or find work opportunities, promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and providing the support needed to help inspire young people and raise their aspirations.
It is my privilege to present the Chairman’s report for the year 2017-18.
Changes and challenges have come to be the hallmarks of our charity. This last year has demonstrated, without doubt, that our continued policy of flexibility and fiscal prudence, has enabled us to maximise our resources and remain secure. We continue to provide valuable help and support to the young people of Dorset, and most especially to those who are disadvantaged in some way.Read more
Dorset Youth Association celebrated in royal fashion to mark its 70th Anniversary. HRH The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO attended a garden party at Moreton Gardens on 22nd July 2013.Read more
Dorset Youth Association holds the Ambition Quality+ standard which accredits the work we do. For more details click hereRead more
Dorset Youth Association - Improving the quality of life for children and young people in Dorset.Read more
We are passionate about the work we undertake and are continuously reviewing our Business Plan and Strategy to ensure we work in an efficiently, cost-effectively and appropriate way for the future. Full reports here.Read more
Without the backing, both financial and in-kind, of the following funders we could not continue to provide the support to children, young people and families across Dorset.Read more