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.

Latest News

Swing Zing Concert

Swanage Jazz club presents SwingZing at Harmans Cross Village Hall on Saturday 7 April at 7.30pm SwingZing captures the Jump, Jive & Swing sounds of the 40s & 50s including Louis Prima, Louis Jordan, Fats Domino & Nina Simone to name but a few. The band features the...

Fundraising Gig

The Dorset Youth Jazz Orchestra will be performing a fundraising gig for The Centre / Swanage Action for Refugees at The Centre, 7 Chapel Lane, High Street, Swanage Saturday 24 February 2018 at 7.30pm Tickets are £5 each and there will be a licensed bar. Tickets are...

Dementia-Friendly Screening at The Rex

The Rex Cinema, West Street, Wareham have arranged a dementia friendly screening on Wednesday 21 February 2018 of ‘On The Town’ starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett & Ann Miller. The doors will open at 10.30 and the film be shown at 11.15. Running time is...