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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 FC win City of Southampton Sunday football league title

Unity 101 FC is made of a squad of 25 players from all walks of life, showcasing unity off and on the pitch to play this beautiful game. Congratulations!

April 18, 2018

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ABP Marathon, Half and 10k – Road closures around the city

The ABP Southampton Marathon will be taking place on Sunday 22nd April and there is also a Half Marathon, 10k and children’s races. In the previous 3 years, the events have raised over £750,000 for local charities, many of which are based locally in Southampton.

April 16, 2018

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Events

We March On: Southampton Football Club, Then and Now

10am-5pm 29 March – 28 October – Monday – Sunday at Sea City Museum, Havelock Rd, Southampton SO14 7FY / Admission fee to venue applies. This major exhibition about the Saints will explore the club’s rich history and how it operates today to meet the challenges of Premier League Football. For more information call 023 8083 4536 or visit their website.

April 23, 2018

 

‘The work of HICAP’ at Southampton Women’s Forum coffee morning

10am – 12noon Tuesday at Ropewalk Centre, 53 Derby Road, Southampton SO14 0DJ. Speakers from the Housing & Isolated Communities Advocacy Project will talk about domestic abuse, who can suffer from it, the importance of asking for help and services available for men and women in Southampton southampton.womens.forum@gmail.com

April 24, 2018

 

St. Denys Activity Group – AGM

11am – 2.30pm Thursday at 65 Priory Road, SO17 2JQ The group would like to invite you to join them at their Annual General Meeting to celebrate their achievements. Refreshments and light lunch will be provided. For more information please call 073 9987 7141

April 26, 2018

 

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