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Welcome!

 

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’s community leaders.

Supporting a vibrant community…

 

 

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Latest News

Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support

10am – 11am Fridays at Ropewalk Centre, 53 Derby Rd, Southampton SO14 0DJ. British Red Cross are running drop-ins with skilled case workers offering help with: S4 and S95 applications; Destitute support; Contacting Migrant Help services; Help finding an immigration solicitor/ legal adviser & more.

May 25, 2018

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The Windrush Issue: Home Office support to Southampton residents

A large group of West Indian and Caribbean residents of Southampton assembled at the Ropewalk Centre on Thursday 17 May to meet, share experience, seek advice and gain answers from Home Office representatives following the Windrush scandal.

May 24, 2018

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Events

SVS First Friday Forum

9.30am – 12.30pm Friday at Voluntary Action Centre, Kingsland Square, Southampton, SO14 1NW. How could we better organise our joint efforts around ‘social purpose’? / Have a say in the Government’s Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper Consultation

June 1, 2018

 

Arches Open Studio returns this summer

11am on Saturday 2nd June until 5pm, with Arch 04 hosting the Creative Conversations event and music until late. 1pm until 4pm, Sunday 3rd June. The 21 resident artists will be throwing open the doors to their studios and inviting the public to explore the grade II listed Victorian archways at Southampton’s former cattle market.

June 2, 2018

 

Female Only Free Self-Defence Class

2pm – 5pm, Saturday at Hoglands Park – look for the ParkLives flags and staff. Based on Krav Maga, a pratical and tactical system that teaches how to prevent, deal and overcome all kinds of violence and attacks. You must be 16yrs or over, or 13+yrs if with a guardian.

 

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