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About us

 

The West Itchen Community Trust was set up in 2003 to work with the local community to improve the opportunities for those living and working in the area.

 

Working with our members


Everybody within this community can become a member to help guide the Trust’s activities. The West Itchen Community Trust is your Trust and can help to make your voice be heard. If you want to make a difference as a resident, community group or local business then we are here to help.

 

Over the years we have developed, and continue to build, close working relationships with key partners and the organisations who are making important decisions that affect you! Our aim is to ensure that wherever possible you are made aware of and can have a say in those decisions.

 

Earning our income


The good news is that the West Itchen Community Trust does not rely on government funds or charitable grants. We earn our income by renting out commercial property. Therefore we will always be in a position to remain independent and act in the best interests of the community we serve.

 

Supporting the community


We are proactive within this area and have already helped make a difference to this community. Since we began we have assisted in bringing thousands of pounds to community and voluntary organisations to help them to deliver services or projects that have a positive impact on you and your community.

 

We are also advising local community groups and organisations on how to become less dependent on grants and donations. This will make these organisations more stable and more effective in delivering essential services in line with community needs.

 

Residents have been supported in expressing their views and needs through our work to help establish Residents Associations and train and encourage Community Representatives.

 

Developing enterprise


We have supported numerous local entrepreneurs to help them set up businesses, raise finance and create jobs in the area and will continue to do so through our SO14 Enterprise service.

 

In summary, the West Itchen Community Trust is your Trust and is working with you to create:

 

  • A vibrant community within which people are proud to live and work.
  • A healthy local economy with good prospects for those that live and work here.
  • A positive image for the area
  • An attractive, clean and safe environment
  • An inclusive ethos
  • Where the Trust works for you

 

Isn’t it time you were part of it? See the benefits of membership click here

Latest News

Unity 101 celebrates volunteer who contributed to Southampton Chinese Association art exhibition

On Monday 10th July 2017, the director of Unity 101 Community Radio Ash Rajput presented certificates of appreciation to volunteers and members of Southampton Chinese Association for creating and putting on a wonderful exhibition.

July 11, 2017

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Southampton Voluntary Services offer Major Donor Fundraising Training

Southampton Voluntary Services will be hosting a Major Donor Fundraising Training day in September and are asking fundraisers from small charities to sign up now.

July 10, 2017

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Events

Dog Jog Southampton

2:00pm – 4:00pm, on Southampton Common. Bring along your four-legged friend and have a bark in the park at Southampton’s Dog Jog this summer! Dog Jog is a unique 5k jogging event for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. www.dogjog.co.uk/southampton/

July 23, 2017

 

Southampton Women’s Forum Coffee Morning – Fire Safety

10am – 12noon, at Ropewalk Centre, 53 Derby Rd, Southampton, SO14 ODJ. Laura Cane-Andrews, Southampton Community Safety Officer from Hampshire Fire and Rescue service will provide general safety information to reduce the risk of fire at home. e: southampton.womens.forum@gmail.com

July 25, 2017

 

T.U.V.A.A. Advice & Support Centre

10am – 12noon Fridays at Ropewalk Centre, 53 Derby Road SO14 0DJ. Open to All. Support & advice services include: housing & benefit application support, job seeking and application support, visa/passport application support, •professional advice and signposting, community cafe .Contact: tuvaaadvice@gmail.com

July 28, 2017

 

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