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Our Impact

Together, we are helping to make a difference across Dorset, helping more people to move in a way that works best for them. Each year we release an annual impact report, which showcases our work over the last 12 months.

2021-22 Impact Report

Our 2021-22 Impact report showcases our work with our partners and organisations over the last 12 months.

This year we have created a series of short videos to highlight our work within each key strategic area. The video below showcases the impact and progress we have made within Health. Our other strategic videos can be below.

Our recent impact news

Dorset Demons Wheelchair Basketball Club purchase new Chairs using Together Fund grant.

Posted: Tue, 1 Nov 2022 09:11

We are really proud to be supporting Dorset Demons Wheelchair Basketball Club, who have benefited from two rounds of funding from Sport England's #togetherfund.

This time, the money has helped to purchase new wheelchairs, allowing more participants to get involved, and they arrived this week!

One of the club's organisers has described just how much of a difference the funding has made:

"We have a player who attended our 1st taster session September last year and they have been attending every week since but using a chair that was wholly unsuitable for them. We've managed to purchase a chair more suitable to their needs. Added to this there are 2 main positions in basketball, guards and forwards. All the loan chairs that we've been using were set up for guards. So, we've now been able to purchase some forwards chairs too, which again has made a huge difference for some of our players."

We can't wait to see them all in action soon!

Dorset Demons Wheelchair Basketball Club purchase new Chairs using Together Fund grant.

AECC UC Awarded £10,000 by Active Dorset Together Fund

Posted: Fri, 7 Oct 2022 09:35

AECC University College has been awarded £10,000 by Active Dorset Together Fund to provide exercise referrals and classes to the local community, aiming at low socio-economic groups, to improve participation in physical activity. The Together Fund, previously named Tackling Inequalities Fund (TIF), was set up in April 2020 as part of Sport England's support package to help the sport and physical activity sector through the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

The Together Fund was created to try and help reduce the negative impact on activity levels within under-represented lower socio-economic groups. This funding will enable AECC UC to continue to engage with these local communities, narrowing the gap for support needed in the area of physical activity.

Director of Clinical & Rehabilitation Services, Dr. Neil Langridge, said:

"I am very pleased to see the benefits of physical activity being used as an offer in the wider community, focussing on a safe, welcoming environment for all. It is one of our aims to support the health and wellbeing agenda. Preventative health care is something AECC UC is very keen on delivering as widely as possible."

This programme will be led by our Sports Rehabilitation Lead, Letitia Rutherford, who will be setting up 'all things' rehab within our new integrated rehabilitation centre, located on Parkwood Road at our Garnet Campus. Letitia will be taking 1:1 exercise referrals and leading on class development for all types of exercise needs for patients. Classes will also provide great opportunities for our AECC UC students to support.

AECC UC Awarded £10,000 by Active Dorset Together Fund

Active Dorset visit 5K Your Way

Posted: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 16:30

Active Dorset attended the launch of Move Charity's 5k Your Way, a Together Funded project made possible by Sport England.

Active Dorset visit 5K Your Way

Together Fund projects unveiled

Posted: Fri, 26 Aug 2022 13:23

We are excited to share the first of our #togetherfund funded projects, helping support lower socio-economic groups, culturally diverse communities, disabled people and people with long-term health conditions to become more physically active.

The Together Fund is a continuation of the Tackling Inequalities Fund that was set up in April 2020 as part of our support package to help the sport and physical activity sector through the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

It will see another £20 million of National Lottery be committed to help the groups that were being disproportionately affected by the pandemic and it was significantly impacting their ability to be physically active.

We look forward to sharing our work with these organisations and more over the following months, with more being added soon.


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Bournemouth Heart Club

Andrew Simpson Foundation : The Sailing Charity

Dorset Demons Wheelchair Basketball Club

Project Wired UK

The Vale Pantry

Safe and Sound Dorset

Stepping Out Bridport

Home Start Wessex

Youth Empowerment Platform

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School

Diverse Abilities Plus LTD

Project Wired

St Katharine's Primary School

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Together Fund projects unveiled

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