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


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 @ Swanage Jazz Festival- The Dime Notes

THE CENTRE, CHAPEL LANE, HIGH ST, SWANAGE BH19 2PW (behind Swanage Day Centre) SATURDAY 13th JULY 8.15pm SMALL BAND – HUGE SWING! Join The Dime Notes as they swing the roof off with their customary blues-drenches 20’s New Orleans’ jazz and repertoire of stomps, blues...

Swanage Jazz Workshop

JAZZ WORKSHOP PERFORMANCE. Sunday 7th July 2019 at 7pm. Players young and older will perform, following a small jazz and the art of improvisation daytime workshop at The Centre, 7 Chapel Lane, Swanage, BH19 2PW. Tickets from robmills304@gmail.com or 07742533304

Salisbury Coach Trip

Swanage Area Forum invite you to join them on a coach trip to Historic Salisbury City. Leave Swanage at 9.30- return for 5.30pm Pick up points; Gilbert Road, Herston and Harmans Cross Bus Shelter £10 per person Tickets in advance from : Swanage Area Forum, 22 Streche...