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


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The Centre, Swanage

A vibrant social hub at the heart of the community.

Swanage Linking Lives

Befriending service operating throughout east Purbeck providing friendship & support.

Swanage Skatepark Community Project

Building community, fundraising for ramps, equipment, lighting and much more.

Purbeck Connect Ukraine

Providing assistance to Ukrainian refugees who have found their way to Purbeck.

Out of the Blue

Social and activities group for people with low-level mental health issues.

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.

Swanage Library Friends

Supporting & promoting Swanage Library through fundraising & special events.

Greengage Community Garden

Community garden for people living in Swanage and the surrounding area.

Wellbeing Swanage

Wellbeing Swanage

Aiming to achieve a vibrant, sustainable & resilient local community.

Food For Thought Purbeck

Food For Thought Purbeck

Offering good quality low cost surplus supermarket food to Swanage and Purbeck residents.

Swanage Action for Refugees

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