Dorset Spotlight CIC

Dorset Spotlight CIC

At a glance

Causes

  • Local / community
  • Sports

Other details

Organisation type: 
Not for profit
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

Dorset Spotlight is a bi-monthly digital magazine brining the Dorset community together through sports, health and wellness and supporting local charities. It is a CIC/not-for-profit, with an aim to give back to athletes who compete for England, Team GB or on the pathway to compete at that level. Many people don't know the financial implications of competing for the GB - many athletes must pay for their kit, competition entry fees, flights, transfers, accommodation, food, physio etc... With the cost-of-living crisis, we are now finding that many talented athletes are giving up on their (competing for the country) dream, as they simply cannot afford it. For example, I was speaking to an athletes mother yesterday, her teenage son does tumbling gymnastics, he is super talented and has just been selected to go on the England Tumbling Programme which means he can compete Nationally for England - she said she was so proud when she read the letter, then her heart sank when she saw it was going to cost them £5K for the privilege. The magazine is a place for the athletes to showcase their talents and I am hoping that as the awareness of the magazine grows, I will be able to charge for advertising and then I will be able to support these athletes with small grants towards their competition entry fees and kit. That's the plan, but its only me doing this, so I really appreciate any help with spreading the word, getting people subscribing through the website or fundraising. I hope this gives you a little bit more insight into what I am trying to achieve.

Activities

I am in the process of growing Dorset Spotlight to give me the opportunity to get advertisers on board - with an aim to give back to Dorset athletes who compete for England, Team GB or on the pathway to compete at that level. I am also able to fundraise. I have recently partnered up with Bournemouth University showcasing their TASS and Scholar student athletes, and will be working with them on a number of projects moving forward.

Current opportunities

Fundraising Events - Looking for ideas and tips to put on good events