Your Charity.

Your Community.

Poole Communities Trust is a charitable organisation whose mission is to promote economic and community growth in the less advantaged areas of Poole by developing and  managing  a range of community assets.

The following key values are central to the Trust’s work:

  • Rooted in the community: We respond to local need.
  • Inclusive: We embrace and promote our differences.
  • Collaborative: We work in partnership with others.
  • Integrity: We behave ethically, honestly, and fairly.
  • Not-for-profit: We re-invest all financial surpluses in community assets.
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Our Projects

What We Do

Poole Communities Trust is a community led charity based in Poole, a large town on the Dorset coast. Whilst Poole is well known for its fabulous beaches and some successful businesses, there are also significant inequalities.

Our mission is to promote economic and community growth across our town. We primarily do this through the development of community facilities and creating places where people have the chance to thrive.

We help people to get active, keep learning and make friends. Learn more about us by visiting the About Us page or use one of the handy links below. 

Branksome Centre

The Branksome Centre is a community hub in the middle of the lively Branksome area in Poole. It provides facilities and support for the local community and is run by the community, for the community.

£218,358 Raised

Turlin Moor

The Let’s Talk Moor project is run by Poole Communities Trust & aims to help support more community services & facilities for the people who live on Turlin Moor with a weekly community food store each Tuesday at St Michaels Church Hall.

£149,163 Raised

Bourne Community Hub

The new hub will provide a café, large activity hall, multi-function rooms and resource suite, an outdoor Multi-Use Games area (MUGA) and other facilities.

£2,026,599 Raised

Branksome Centre

The Branksome Centre is a community hub in the middle of the lively Branksome area in Poole. It provides facilities and support for the local community and is run by the community, for the community.

£218,358 Raised

Turlin Moor

The Let’s Talk Moor project is run by Poole Communities Trust & aims to help support more community services & facilities for the people who live on Turlin Moor with a weekly community food store each Tuesday at St Michaels Church Hall.

£149,163 Raised

Bourne Community Hub

The new hub will provide a café, large activity hall, multi-function rooms and resource suite, an outdoor Multi-Use Games area (MUGA) and other facilities. 

£2,026,599 Raised

Our Mission

Improving Buildings & The Community Since 2015

Young People and Adults supported per week

Over 2 MIllion Pounds Raised

Members

Our Mission

Poole is an area of huge contradictions. From some of the most affluent areas to some of the most disadvantaged.

Our work aims to address the following issues:

  • The difference in life expectancy between people living in Poole’s most and least disadvantaged neighbourhoods is 8 years.
  • 1 in 10 people report feeling lonely all or most of the time.
  • 1 in 3 children living in Poole’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods are affected by child poverty.
  • The Social Mobility Index has identified Poole as a social mobility cold spot, where young people struggle to acquire the education and skills they need to achieve good outcomes as adults.
  • The Index of Deprivation places Bourne in the 10% most deprived and Turlin Moor in the 20% most deprived in England.

Be The Difference In Your Community

We rely on people just like you to make a difference in peoples lives.  No matter who you are, what skills you have or how much time you have to give, there is a way that you can help us to support our amazing communities.

Join Us – As a Volunteer

Help us to help others by volunteering your time. In return, we can offer you a chance to learn and grow and to make a positive impact on peoples lives.

Join Us – As a Member

We get much of our funding from our fabulous supporters and partner organisations, but we also rely on income from our affordable monthly memberships. Join us to get access to our members area and some special offers and of course, know that you are helping to make a real difference in peoples lives.

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Latest News

Huge thanks to Cycling Sports Group UK for volunteering !

We  welcomed 14 volunteers  from Poole based Cycling Sports Group UK to Bourne. The team  undertook  a massive weeding, pruning and clean-up of all the planters nearest our new Community Hub, in Northmere  Road. As the Hub is due to open this summer, local residents...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day – 8 March 2022

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day has occurred for well over a century with the first gathering in 1911 supported by over 1 million people We are now moving to a very...

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New Grant to support young people

We are thrilled to have been awarded a grant by the Department of  Media, Culture and Sport, Youth Investment Fund. This significant grant will enable the Bourne Community Hub  to support young people in a number of ways. This includes developing IT skills, creating a...

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