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- Spats Langham Quartet

Swanage Jazz Club- Spats Langham Quartet

SWANAGE JAZZ CLUB IS PROUD TO PRESENT SPATS LANGHAM QUARTET AT HARMANS CROSS VILLAGE HALL* SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER - 7.30PM Licenced Bar opens at 7pm Music starts at 7.30pm TOM “SPATS” LANGHAM is one of the best guitarists and banjo players on the UK jazz scene; star of...

Swanage Forum Talk- World War 2- The Artists Response

Swanage Forum Talk- World War 2- The Artists Response

ILLUSTRATED TALK BY ROBERT FIELD (ART RESEARCHER SWANAGE MUSEUM) WEDNESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER – 7PM At the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 the War Artists’ Advisory Committee was set up under the chairmanship of Sir Kenneth Clark. The Committee’s brief was ‘to...

Swanage Jazz Club @ Swanage Jazz Festival- The Dime Notes

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...