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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

Southampton City Council’s Celebrations Grant open for applications

As part of the council’s Community Chest grant scheme, they are offering small grants of up to £500 to enable groups to celebrate St George’s Day (April 2019), the Big Lunch and the Great Get Together (both June 2019).

January 29, 2019

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FREE Sunday lunches in Northam: Community-building project extended into our area

‘Sunday Lunch’ is a city wide charity that provides cooked lunch for adults in Woolston and Shirley. In December, West Itchen Community Trust’s Local Conversation project and Northam Community Link partnered with them to launch one in Northam.

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Events

Community Breakfast Newtown

9.30-11am every Wednesday, free breakfast for adults at Newtown Youth & Community Centre, Graham Rd. t: 023 8033 0007

February 20, 2019

 

ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy tour

9.30am – 11.30am Sunday 24 February 2019 at Guildhall Square, Southampton. Free. Have your photo taken and join in cricket activities.

February 24, 2019

 

Seed Swap

12 – 5pm Sunday 3rd March at The Art House SO14 7DW. Entry by donation. Check the Facebook page for more details

March 3, 2019

 

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