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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’s community leaders.

Supporting a vibrant community…



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Latest News

Women’s Groups come together to mark International Women’s Day

West Itchen Community Trust was proud to support a celebration planned and hosted by ladies in our community on Thursday 8th March, celebrating International Women’s Day.

March 16, 2018

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‘SO:GOOD:50’ – Celebrating 50 years of Volunteering in Southampton

As part of their 50th anniversary celebration Southampton Voluntary Service are inviting local groups to contribute a written piece with photos and other visuals explaining how their work makes a difference and/or about the fantastic things volunteers do in the city.

March 15, 2018

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Grand Opening of Lordswood Park

From 11am, Sunday at Lordswood Park, SO16 8H. Activities include: Bouncy castle / Face painting / Glitter tattoos / Mascot visits / Surf simulators / BBQ, Refreshments and so much more

March 25, 2018


How can Southampton maximise its good growth potential?

Doors open 5.30pm, Tuesday 27 March 2018 at John Hansard Gallery, Studio 144, Southampton, SO17 1BJ. Debate & question time – Speakers confirmed include: Mike Harris, Director of Growth, Southampton City Council, James Raspin, Head of Asset Management, FI Real Estate Management, & Nick Jones, Director, AECOM. Reserve a place by following our link.

March 27, 2018


Southampton Women’s Forum Coffee Morning: Time Bank

10am – 12noon, Tuesday at Ropewalk Centre, 53 Derby Rd, Southampton, SO14 ODJ. Time Banking is an exchange of skills and experience within a community, trading your skills for someone else’s in order to get a job done. It is an exchange of time, an hour for an hour. Our Speaker will explain how this works in the Southampton Area.


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