Poole Communities Trust is a community led charity based in Poole, a large town on the Dorset coast. Whilst Poole is well known for its fabulous beaches and some successful businesses, there are also significant inequalities.


Our mission is to promote economic and community growth across our town. We primarily do this through the development of community facilities and creating places where people have the chance to thrive.


We help people to get active, keep learning and make friends. 

Our work aims to address some of the following issues:

  • The difference in life expectancy between people living in Poole’s most and least disadvantaged neighbourhoods is 8 years.
  • 1 in 10 people report feeling lonely all or most of the time.
  • 1 in 3 children living in Poole’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods are affected by child poverty.
  • The Social Mobility Index has identified Poole as a social mobility cold spot, where young people struggle to acquire the education and skills they need to achieve good outcomes as adults.

Branksome Centre

We operate the Branksome Centre, a vibrant community centre located near the Branksome Recreation Ground in north-east Poole.


Help us tackle some of the disadvantage that exists in Poole. Click here to make an online donation.

Get involved

You can get involved with Poole Communities Trust by becoming a member, telling us what you think, or making a donation.

Charity and Company Registration Details

Charity Commission registration number: 1165309      Companies House registration number: 09490119

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