Swanage & Purbeck Development Trust

Welcome to the website of the Swanage & Purbeck Development Trust. We were formed, in 2013, for the benefit of the public but particularly for the benefit of the community of Swanage and the surrounding area.

The Trust acts as a charitable delivery vehicle, advisor and catalyst for projects identified by the Community in meeting these issues and challenges. It offers support for projects which meet the objectives of the Trust and which are financially viable and sustainable. Read more

Projects

The Centre, Swanage

A vibrant social hub at the heart of the community.

Art Workshop

Not-for-profit space in central Swanage dedicated to providing accessible art workshops.

Fresh Prospects

Gardening opportunities for those who would find it difficult to do this activity on their own.

Link Visiting Swanage

Befriending service operating throughout east Purbeck providing friendship & support.

Swanage Action for Refugees

Assisting with the welfare and wellbeing of refugees coming into Purbeck.

Swanage Area Dementia Friendly Community

Helping to raise awareness and understanding of dementia in the Swanage area.

Swanage Community Defibrillator Project

Seeking to purchase and maintain strategically located lifesaving equipment in Purbeck.

Swanage Volunteer Bureau

All the local volunteering opportunities into one place. Give a Little, Gain a Lot.

Dementia Friendly Purbeck

Facilitating the creation of a dementia-friendly community in the Purbeck area.

Swanage Jazz Club

Association of jazz lovers who meet on a regular basis to listen to recorded music in a friendly social atmosphere.

Herston Village Hall

Friendly village hall built by local people for use by residents of Herston and the wider community.

Friends of Sandford Surgery

Supporting patients of Sandford surgery by listening to their needs and raising funds to provide equipment.
Latest News

Swanage Nominees for Purbeck Volunteer of the Year 2018

Certificates were awarded, by Swanage Town Council's Mayor, to Swanage's nominees for the Purbeck Town and Parish Volunteer of the Year Award 2018, who were recognised for the sterling work they undertake with so many groups within the community: How thrilled was...

Alternative Royal Tea Party

Highwood Gardens, Charborough Park BH20 7EN. Saturday 19th May 2.30-6pm. Come and join us for the "Alternative Royal Tea Party" and enjoy a relaxing stroll through the beautiful Highwood Gardens with their stunning display of Rhododendrons and Azaleas, whilst...

Swanage Jazz Club gig

SATURDAY 30 JUNE at 7.30PM* *HARMANS CROSS VILLAGE HALL* Tickets £12 – Licensed Bar THE BLUE NOTE QUINTET includes some of the top musicians working in the south and south west and plays the exciting, foot-tapping music of the era when Art Blakey and Miles Davis...