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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.

 

Our Vision

 

Our Mission Statement has been developed into our Vision for the area:

  • Our Vision is to create a vibrant community within which people are proud to live and work. We will seek to create an area where people are willing to invest money and effort secure in the knowledge their investment will reap a return. We will work to ensure a greater proportion of the wealth created is retained within the community.
  • We will strive to improve the economy of the area and the prospects of those that live and work here. We will try to improve the opportunities open to them.
  • We will improve the image of the area. We will try to engender in its residents a sense of pride of place and a desire not to accept second best. There will be a desire to improve the look of the area.
  • We will be inclusive. All who live and work in the area will be encouraged to take part in fulfilling the Vision.

Supporting a vibrant community…

 

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Latest News

Active Communities funding available from SVS / People’s Health Trust

Groups can apply for £5K – £25k funding a year, for up to two years. To be eligible groups must have been constituted for three months (as of 27th Jan 2017) and have an annual income lower that £350k / year. Groups must be in a non-profit format. Join the briefing to learn more.

December 5, 2016

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Grants of up to £5k available every month to fund local projects

‘Bags of Help’, a grants scheme funded by Tesco customers through the 5p carrier charge and administered by Groundwork, provides grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 for projects that use or provide access to outdoor spaces in communities.

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Events

Creative Options Members General Meeting

2pm, Freemantle Community Centre, Randolph Street SO15 3HU. Recently becoming a Registered Charity, the group are now seeking new Trustees and volunteers. For mental service users, families and friends. For information contact Frances on 07850 189069 or frances.anne@btinternet.com

December 8, 2016

 

Neighbourhood Policing Team weekly Drop-In

5pm – 7pm, at Ropewalk Centre, 53 Derby Road SO14 0DJ. Meet your local policing team, discuss local issues. Ring 101 for any urgent matters.

 

Active Communities Briefing at SVS

10-12, at SVS. Groups can apply for £5K – £25k funding a year, for up to two years. Attend to find out more and prepare for first-round applications – closing 6th January 2017. Contact Rob Kurn at SVS for details on 023 8021 6031 or register to attend on Eventbrite.

December 9, 2016

 

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