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Northam Local Conversation

 

In 2016, West Itchen  Community Trust  secured People’s  Health Trust (PHT) funding to support  community projects  in Northam. 

 

We ran a number of  activities and community events in Northam (photos below) and spoke to hundreds of local people about their hopes and dreams for the area.

 

Art display at Northam fun day Nigerian dancers

 

Now we are looking to work with local residents to help you drive the change you want to see around you. And in coming months we will be hosting a number of initiatives in Northam again.

 

We want to work with residents to develop ideas they want to see, ensuring that people living in Northam are funding and supporting projects for Northam to meet local priorities.

 

No matter what experience or time you can give, you can be part of making Northam a better place to live, grow and work.

 

Want to know the area we’re working in?

See the map outlining the Northam Conversation Area here:   Northam Local Conversation Area – Map

Local Conversation News Oct17

 
Results of the initial engagement survey and priorities:

Northam Top 3 priorities 2017

Summary of findings for Northam Community Centre

 

Do you have ideas for Northam?

 

We are looking for people who live or work in Northam who are active in the community and would like to help new projects get underway.

 

Through the Local Conversation West Itchen Community Trust is making grants available to make Northam even a better place to live and work.

 

The money is for the community to use on activities or projects they want to see in Northam.

 

Do you want to take part in any of the following:

  • Children and Youth activities
  • Ladies only swimming
  • Men only exercise
  • Gardening
  • Sewing
  • Business start up/market
  • Breakfast club
  • Support group
  • Tuition
  • Any other activity not mentioned

 

Join the Steering Committee

 

Could you give 2 or 3 hours of your time every month or two to work with others on our Northam Steering Committee?

 

Please contact  Abdoulie on abdoulie@wict.co.uk or on 02380388580

 

 

Grants

 

People’s Health Trust grants are supporting many new activities in Northam and are available NOW to develop new ideas into actual groups or activities.

 

Awarded through the Peoples Health Trust’s Local Conversation programme, which involves supporting residents to take control of the design, development and delivery of the local initiatives by developing a shared vision for their community, this grant fund forms part of a wider plan to improve the area so that the St Marys area becomes a better place to grow, live and work.

 

Grants awarded each year will vary between ÂŁ100 minimum and ÂŁ5000 maximum. Projects must be able to demonstrate a high level of social return, and added value for the local area and community. Grants awarded will vary.

 

Three priority categories were identified during our local conversation and are agreed as priority for this year:

  • Grass root activities that bring communities together.
  • Capacity building. Building on what’s working well 
  • Improved community space to meet and do things

 

Further information is available here:

Northam grant fund poster and  WICT Criteria & Guidance Northam 2017-18

 

Make your application using WICT Northam Grant Application Form and WICT Financial Sheet Grant Form Northam.  Both forms should be submitted together.

 

 

Community Feedback

 

West Itchen Community Trust is committed to providing high quality services. Our members, voluntary organisations, individuals and communities play a valuable role in supporting us to deliver a vibrant community.

 

We are committed to providing our users with a quality service and to continuously improving those services but we realise that there are times when we don’t always succeed.

 

If you are unhappy about the services that we provide to you we want to hear about it – without your feedback we cannot improve.

 

Email us your ideas or suggestions on info@wict.co.uk or download our Complaints Procedure here.

 

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Events

Bike2basics at Freemantle United Reformed Church

11am till 2pm Saturday at Freemantle United Reformed Church SO15 3HS. Bring your bike for its New Year check.

January 20, 2018

 

DIY accounts in Microsoft Excel for community & voluntary groups

9.30 am – 1pm at the Voluntary action Centre, Kingsland Square, St Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1NW. Southampton Voluntary Services and Rachel Cooper from Welbeck Accountancy are offering a practical workshop which will give you the confidence to set up a bookkeeping system on a spreadsheet using a free template.

January 22, 2018

 

Southampton Women’s Forum Coffee Morning – Historical talk on Southampton

10-12 noon, Tuesday at Ropewalk Centre, 53 Derby Rd, Southampton, SO14 ODJ. “See Southampton” Guide, Katie Santos will be presenting an illustrated talk about foreign influence on the history of Southampton from the Romans to World War 2.

January 23, 2018

 

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