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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

Self-Employment Roadshow – Northam

10am – 1pm Wednesday at Northam Community Centre. Free self-employment information session. Pop in to meet business experts and receive free advice and support about how to set up a successful business. You can also find out about how to access funding for training.

June 20, 2018

 

‘Confidence & Craft’ with The Cultural Balance (women’s event)

10am – 2pm, Wednesday 20th June and Wednesday 27th June at Swaythkling Neighbourhood Centre, Hampton Park Way, SO17 3AT. Tutors: Gillian Jeffrey and Iana Chambers from TWICS. For info and to book email cultural.balance@gmail.com

 

Clean Air day

10am – 7pm Thursday at Southampton Civic Centre and Guildhall Square. A free festival to champion and celebrate cleaner air. Includes Chill out Zone, Live Music, Kids stuff

June 21, 2018

 

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