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West Itchen Community Trust Ltd is a social enterprise established for the community development and regeneration of inner-city Southampton.


As a social enterprise we make our money from commercial property investment but our profits are re-invested into the West Itchen area. We do not have shareholders, we have members and together we are supporting a vibrant community.


Our Mission is:

To work as an independent Trust to continue with the regeneration of the West Itchen area, to champion its needs and to assist the aspirations of the people living and working there.


To develop the assets of the Trust and to assist other organisations in the area bid for funds.


A Strategic Vision

  • Supporting Southampton communities through active engagement, reducing isolation, improving community cohesion, improving health and wellbeing and delivering opportunities for all through education and training.
  • Establishing community hubs and training centres throughout the City.¬†¬† Offering community representatives an opportunity to develop sustainable projects.
  • Developing our commercial portfolio to aid growth and future investment, offering entrepreneurs a base and professional support to develop and grow their ideas.
  • Developing lifetime relationships in the community from pre-school to retirement through nurseries within our hubs and assisting the community to support young people to realise their potential.
  • Identifying opportunities to develop desirable and sustainable residential properties in deprived areas.
  • Creating tomorrow‚Äôs community leaders.

Supporting a vibrant community…



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Fostering and adoption information drop-in event

11.30am-3pm Wednesday at ParkLife Cafe, St James’s Park, Shirley. Southampton City Council foster carers and adoptive parents provide stable homes for children who can no longer live with their birth families and have come into the care of the Local Authority. Find out more at this drop-in event.

December 19, 2018


Travel Plan Network meeting

My Journey Workplaces is holding its next Travel Plan Network meeting on Wed 19 December. The Travel Plan Network is FREE to attend and is an opportunity to exchange ideas with other businesses looking to help their staff travel more sustainably.


James Street Church – St Mary’s Year End Luncheon

11.30am-2pm, Thursday at James Street Church, James Street, Southampton SO14 1PH. A celebration for residents in the St Mary’s area, including a 3 course meal suitable for all faiths, and a raffle and entertainment. No cost – Bring a donation.

December 20, 2018


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