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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

Do you have ideas for Northam?

West Itchen Community Trust is making grants available to make Northam a better place to live and work. The money is for the community (residents of Northam only) to use on activities or projects they want to see in Northam.

May 24, 2017

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Assistant Property Manager, Southampton – Apply Now!

£20,000 – 24,000 – f/t 35 hours per week. An exciting opportunity to manage WICT’s Acorn Business Park based on-site and at head office. West Itchen Community Trust (WICT) Ltd is a social enterprise with a £2.5 million property portfolio. We support regeneration in inner city Southampton by championing and assisting in the aspirations of our communities.

May 23, 2017

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Events

Stand Up to Racism

7pm 8.30pm Tuesday 30 May at Ropewalk Centre, 53 Derby Road, SO14 0DJ. Challenging and campaigning against all forms of racism and scapegoating. Contact Steve Squibbs on 07411 604605

May 30, 2017

 

TEEM Work – Northam Job support

10am – 12pm Wednesdays at Northam Community Centre, Kent Street. Help with application forms, job searching, CV help, disclosure advice, interview prep, gaining skills and moving towards work. Contact Francesca on 02380 917585 or Francesca.prior@Southampton.gov.uk

May 31, 2017

 

TEEM Work – Central

1pm – 3pm Wednesdays at Central Housing Office, 100F St Marys Street SO14 7FL. Help with application forms, job searching, CV help, disclosure advice, interview prep, gaining skills and moving towards work. Contact Francesca on 02380 917585 or Francesca.prior@Southampton.gov.uk

 

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