Our Friends and Supporters:

Awards For All

We are very grateful to The Big Lottery Fund, which has helped us with the costs of setting up the project.

The Jailhouse Cafe is sponsered by The Big Lottery Fund

Friends of Guys Marsh

A charitable organisation developed to support initiatives at Guys Marsh prison. The Friends group have been active and energetic participants in supporting the development of the Jailhouse Café at HMP Guys Marsh.


Rotary Club of the Island and Royal Manor of Portland

Rotary Club of the Island and Royal Manor of Portland have offered their friendship and fundraising help to the Jailhouse Café at the Verne. They have sponsored our smart new aprons, provided books for learning, held their meetings here and are regular café customers.


Portland Community Partnership

PCP, a local community based organisation who link all community partners on Portland together. Active in developing the Portland Plan and fundraising for the island. The PCP have held their meetings at the Jailhouse Café and adjoining conference centre.


Island Community Action

ICA, a local community group with an active volunteer base around the island. Organising events, helping those in need on the island and making activities accessible for older people.


Portland Community Organisers

This busy team of organisers were established to find out about the needs of local people and act as connectors to join groups together to achieve shared outcomes.

Weymouth and Portland Community Partnership

A wider partnership group for the borough bringing together community groups with local authority to share ideas and jointly address issues within the area.



A locally based group offering an inspiring range of contemporary art intended to raise awareness. This year’s theme is margins, boundaries and portal points. b-side are holding an event at the Jailhouse in the autumn 2013.

Portland Pride CIC

A local food shop stocked with goods from Portland and the surrounding area

The Dorset Shop

A fantastic range of goodies from around the county.


Dorset Community Action

A Dorset wide group assisting community interest groups and other community groups with many community related issues and helping the community to grow.


The Triangle Trust

The Triangle Trust funds specialist community and voluntary organisations working with carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders within the UK.

The triangle trust

Others who have helped

We have had very helpful donations from firms and individuals including:

  • Albion Stone who donated materials for our raised beds.
  • Grove Nurseries who gave us a donation towards plants and materials for the garden.
  • Gardeners who gave us plants.
  • Doonans, Weymouth who helped with building materials.
  • Phil Laming and Sons who helped with equipment.
  • John Bright who has supplied fencing.
  • Rotary Club of Dorchester who have helped us with training materials for the men training in the kitchen.
  • The Trumpet Major, Dorchester who have helped us with cafe equipment.
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