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.

Swanage Area Forum

Aiming to have a better informed community & organising events in aid of improving the social lives of those in need.

Latest News

Swanage Jazz Club- John Maddocks’ Jazzmen

At Harmans Cross Village Hall, BH19 3EB, on Saturday 6th April 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets £12.We are proud to present the John Maddock's Jazzmen, one of the most popular bands on the British festival and club circuits, We are also delighted to add the brilliant young...

Developing a Coast Defence Plan for Swanage

Emmanuel Community Church, 160, Victoria Avenue, Swanage. Wednesday 13th March 7pm - refreshments from 6.30pm Speakers from the Swanage Coastal Change Forum will describe the background and the development work that is currently being undertaken

Paddington 2

Swanage Area Forum Funday Sunday Club 2.30pm - Sunday 10th March, Swanage Day Centre, High Street Swanage. (Doors open at 1.30pm for Free refreshments.) Admission £3.50 Tel: Swanage Area Forum on 01929 426127 for full details