Helping The Community

We work towards making a stronger, safer community in Bournemouth. You can help us out by joining charity events, volunteer groups and share your local concerns with us. If you run a charity or volunteer group, we can help with funding



Helping your local community could benefit you too. Find out about volunteering in Bournemouth and get involved..

Community Development

Our Community Development Team works on engaging, developing and inspiring local communities.

Community Infrastructure Levy: Neighbourhood Portion

Find out how the Community Infrastructure Levy Neighbourhood Portion can be spent.

Northey and Padfield Road Residents Association

Raising money to keep The Rookery public space enjoyable for all

Funding for Voluntary Groups & Charities

If you're a voluntary group or charity in Bournemouth, our small grants programme could help you with funding.

Charitable Street Collection Permit

Applying for a Charitable Street Collection permit for Bournemouth.

House to House Collections Licence

Applying for a licence to make charitable collections door-to-door.

St James Square Residents Association

A local group to help look after the area and the interests of the residents

Give or Take Days

At our Give or Take Days you can donate your unwanted items and take home anything you want, for free.


Bournemouth Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) provide information and help to anyone affected by drug or alcohol misuse, including family members.

Neighbourhood Workers

Residents in Bournemouth can share concerns about their local areas with our Neighbourhood Workers.

Safe Bus

The Safe Bus provides a safe environment for people at risk when out in Bournemouth at night.